[Reuters] In Herbalife’s nutrition clubs, Ackman’s attacks fail to resonate
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[Reuters] In Herbalife’s nutrition clubs, Ackman’s attacks fail to resonate

Hedge fund manager William Ackman says Herbalife is a pyramid scheme that exploits the poor. Yet the company attracts fans grateful for a chance to run their own businesses. Continue reading

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[Intersections | LA Weekly] 40 years for four shots
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[Intersections | LA Weekly] 40 years for four shots

Brandon Spencer has recently begun serving a prison term for opening fire at a Halloween party two years ago at the University of Southern California. He is paying a 40-year price for four shots that killed no one. Continue reading

[Blog] Earlez Grille Lunch for College Kids
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[Blog] Earlez Grille Lunch for College Kids

A few weeks ago, I took 30 students from Occidental College’s “Urban Fictions” literature class to Leimert Park.  We stopped at Earlez Grille at Crenshaw and Exposition for lunch, thanks to the enthusiastic recommendation from a neighbor who used to work with City Councilman Bernard Parks in the area. “Everyone goes to Earlez Grille!” he … Continue reading