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This page directs to recent work where possible.

FICTION

The Fugitive Trail Angel, Nellcôte Press, December 2013 -  The Strong God Glittering, Nellcôte Press, January 2013 - New World Triptych: Three Contemporary Wartime Stories, Nellcôte Press, November 2012 - The Plasma of Terror, St. Genevieve Press, 2nd ed. August 30, 2011 - Egypte va vous conduire, 3 a.m. Magazine (Paris), 2002 - Election Eve," Spleen 6 (New Orleans), November 2004 (not online).

NONFICTION


LA at Intermission: A City Mingling Towards Identity, Nellcôte Press, March 2014 - Days Change at Night: Notes on LA's Decade of Decline, 2003-2013, Nellcôte Press, January 2013.

LA WEEKLY

Hush Hush at the Los Angeles DWP, LA Weekly, July 22, 2010 DWP: Reservoir Dogs, LA Weekly, May 13, 2010 - Can Placido Pull It off?, LA Weekly, April 1, 2010 - A Nervous 'Rec', LA Weekly, March 11, 2010 -Culture Wars hit Barnsdall, San Pedro, LA Weekly, February 18, 2010 - The $14 Million Imbroglio, LA Weekly, January 14, 2010 - Cortines' Many-Headed Monster, LA Weekly, March 19, 2009

LA TIMES


The "S" stands for sham, January 28, 2008 - The Missing Rung / Regulating our way to prosperity? / Is rent control out of control? / Magic housing solutions / Great myths of LA housing, (five-part debate) April 9-13, 2007 - Why is the Times Cruising on Grand Avenue? February 25, 2007 - LA’s Affordable Housing Boondoggle, October 31, 2006 - Downtown’s Bipolar Housing Policy, July 30, 2006 - Chicken Soup Architecture, May 27, 1989.

LA DAILY NEWS

Ushering out an era, January 11, 2009 - Rights of Way full of Promise, October 25, 2008 - City of Bloggers: LA Blogs are Voice of the People, August 5, 2007, with sidebar, Getting Inside Local Politics, ibid.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS 





Barely Legit: Rodger Jacobs, 1959-2016, minor literature[s], November 2016 - Election Oddities, Anti-Armenian Sentiment Shame the Foothills, The Foothill Record, May 2016 – Nobody Walks in LA, And That's a Good Thing – David Ulin's "Sidewalking" Reason, May 2016 – LA Controller's Demo Reboots Neighborhood Council Questions, The Foothill Record, March 2016 Outside Looking In: Garcetti at Mid-Term: Too Hip, Too Abstruse, Too Unaccomplished, The Foothill Record, July 2015. Outside Looking In: The Minimum Wage Ordinance May Be More Elastic Than You Think, The Foothill Record, June 2015 – Outside Looking In: Data Leaks in Foothills Threaten 2015 Homeless Count Credibility, The Foothill Record, March 2015 – Outside Looking In: The Stories of Ordinary Citizens Bear Extraordinary Fruit, The Foothill Record, February 2015 – Outside Looking In: New Monument's Missing Southwest Corner Is No Cause for Alarm, The Foothill Record, November 2014  – Outside Looking In: Money, Power, and Especially Character Will Determine the Fate of the Northeast Valley Foothills, The Foothill Record, October 2014 – Outside Looking In: The California Water Bond Initiative of 2014, The Foothill Record, September 2014 – American Money on the Sea of Cortez, Yareah, (Madrid), August 2012 – The Mailbox That Vanished, And Other Tales, Zócalo, November 10, 2011 – Nader Shrugged - Ralph Nader's "Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us" Reason, January 2010 – Los Angeles Opera At Brand Library, Verdugo Monthly, April 2008 Smart Bars, Metromix LA, March 19, 2008 – Spreading the Message about Ovarian Cancer, Los Angeles Downtown News, March 17, 2008 – Pleasure in Paris; New Voices Lift 'La Bohème,' But the Set Needs Updating LA Downtown News, November 30, 2007.

REVIEWS 

Dance Like an Egyptian: Cleopatra CEO (Heidi Duckler Dance Theater) - February 2012 - Tempestuous: Chelfitch's Hot Pepper...at LATC - LA Opus Source, June 2011 - Meg Wolfe: trembler:SHIFTER at REDCAT - LA Opus Source, June 2011 - Some Nudity Required: Pat Graney Company's Faith Comes to REDCAT - LA Opus, April 2011 - Dress-Up: Color and Coloratura make Il Turco in Italia a watershed moment for LA Opera - LA Opus, March 2011 - Junky and Monkish: George Herms Takes Bric-a-Brac Opera to REDCAT - LA Opus, February 2011 - Xenakis's Oresteia, McDuffie's Seasons: an Embarrassment of Autumn Riches - LA Opus, November 2010 - Range Rover - Michiko Hirayama at REDCAT - LA Opus, April 2010 - Our Muppet-Dragon - LA Opera's Siegfried - Minor Arcana, October 2009 - Quixotic Reverence - Ana Cervantes at REDCAT LA Opus, October 2009 - Divine Providence - Ah! Opera No-Opera at REDCAT LA Opus, September 2009 - Inaccurate Conception - Yvonne Rainer at REDCAT LA Opus, June 2009 - Spaced-Out Synchronicity - Wooster Group's La Didone at REDCAT LA Opus, June 2009 - Munich Symphony at UCLA Live! LA Opus, February 2009. - Richard Serra at LACMA LA Opus, April 2008 - The First Sexual Revolution - Marat/Sade at Knightsbridge Theater LA Opus, February 2008 - Eschenbach, Phil on the March - Mahler's Sixth at Walt Disney Concert Hall LA Opus, February 2008 - Ea Sola's Drought and Rain Vol. 2 Explore Dance, January 28, 2008.


POETRY

The Paris Tarot, Nellcôte Press, January 2016 - "Sea of Cortez," "Hermosa," In Other Words: Mérida (Yucatán, Mexico), May 2012 - "Becoming a California," Zócalo (Los Angeles), April 13, 2012 - "Justice," "Unwritten Median Poem," Amor Fati, (Los Angeles), December 2010 - "Good Housekeeping," Girls with Insurance (Wash. DC), April 2010 - "The Six of Cups," "Solo Concert," Yareah (Madrid), January 2010 - "The Hanged Man," "The Knight of Swords," Yareah (Madrid), June 2009 - "The Queen of Cups," Yareah (Madrid), March 2009 - "Pond," "Adagio in F-Major in a B-flat-Major Opus, 67," "Ecclesiastes 3:4," Yareah (Madrid), January 2009.

CITYWATCH

LaBonge's Griffith Park Legacy Clouds His Own - March 7, 2014 A Korean Coup at Porter Ranch - March 4, 2014 Caruso's LA Is So Much More than Teddy Bears and Tote Bags - February 28, 2014 Garcetti Appointments Make Neighborhood Councils LA's 'House of Cards' - February 25, 2014 Garcetti Shakes His Earthquake Lady to Shake Seniors Out of LA - February 21, 2014 Kinko's, Really - February 18, 2014 A Candidate Primer: How the City of LA Really Works - February 14, 2014 Eric Garcetti and the Myth of Henry Cisneros - February 7, 2014 Another Williamson Miracle: Waxman Retires - January 31, 2014 LA Democrats, Media Still Misconnecting Dots in Kinde Durkee Scandal - January 28, 2014 LA's Neighborhood Councils are a Constitutional Shambles - January 24, 2014 In Real LA, the Mayor Mows Down Peds - January 17, 2014 LA in Decline - And in Denial Too - January 10, 2014 How Envy May Save LA's Book World in 2014 - January 3, 2014 Dazzled by Harvard, LA Media Churn a Pointless Housing Stat - December 24, 2013 After Marguerite LaMotte's Death, LAUSD Melts Down Yet Again - December 20, 2013 Why Does Garcetti Hate Things With Wings? - December 13, 2013 Garcetti, Feuer Forge a New Grifter Economy for LA - December 10, 2013 Hollywood's Revolving Door Pushes LA's Housing Market Skyward - December 6, 2013 This Thanksgiving, LA's Homeless are on the Move - November 27, 2013 The Photoshopped Mayoralty - November 22, 2013 Loose Ends in LAX Investigation Plague LAX Morale - November 15, 2013 LA is not Legoland - November 8, 2013 Driving Mr. Deasy--Straight Into a Contract Extension - November 1, 2013 Huizar & Godoy: Lovers Seduced by Power - October 25, 2013 One More Miracle: Marianne Williamson Wants Henry Waxman's Job - October 22, 2013 LA Uncensored - October 18, 2013 Garcetti's Bicycle Bridge to Nowhere - October 11, 2013 An Einstein "Like Nothing Else" Comes to LA Opera - October 7, 2013 LA Uncensored - October 1, 2013 Garcetti's Garbage Trains are Rolling from LA to Sacramento - September 27, 2013 City Hall's "Counterfeit Activism" is Cheating LA - September 20, 2013 Olmsted Wants to "Bring the Shine Back to the Badge" as LA County Sheriff - September 13, 2013 LA to LA Aerospace: You're on Your Own - September 6, 2013 LA Labor, Labor Day and After - September 3, 2013 All But the Suits are on Board for Big-T Wash Rehab - August 30, 2013 The DWP Deal Is Mostly Sleight of Hand - August 23, 2013 Spare Us the Drama, Mayor Garcetti -- Take the DWP Deal Now - August 16, 2013 Arrogance of Power in City Council Now Costing Millions in LA Courts - August 13, 2013 Death in Venice: A Failed Homeless Policy's Role in a Senseless Summer Tragedy - August 9, 2013 Kevin James, Public Works Commissioners Catch a Free Ride - August 2, 2013 Montanez Loss Reveals Glaring Garcetti Weaknesses - July 26, 2013 An Absentee Mayor, a Crime Spree; Just Another Week in LA - July 19, 2013 Kevin James Dabbles Some Red into Garcetti's Rainbow - July 16, 2013 Garcetti's Awkward Moment Anticipates an Awkward Mayoralty - July 12, 2013 Ballet with Grilled Cheese - July 8, 2013 Political Books: The LA Books Nobody Wants You to Read - July 5, 2013 Make Art, Not Laws: LA Gets Testy about a New Mural Law - June 28, 2013 A Big City Starts Thinking Small - June 21, 2013 LA 6/7/13: Four Men, Four Machines, and a Timeline of Shame - June 14, 2013 Media Must Keep Garcetti's City Hall at Arm's Length' - June 7, 2013 Low LA Election Interest Need Not be 'Academic' - May 30, 2013 There will be no honeymoon for Eric Garcetti - May 23, 2013 VB6, Vegan, and Very Huffy - May 9, 2013 As Downtown Changes Hands, the Streets Remain the Same - May 2, 2013 Thrashers Go Home--A Skate Park Shutters in Sunland-Tujunga - April 26, 2013 Burning Couches, Turquoise Wisdom...LA's Podcast Scene - April 19, 2013 Monica Garcia's Fall from Grace - April 12, 2013 The Straight and Narrow in LA's Sharrows Wars - April 5, 2013 LA's Good Bones: Reverse Engineering LA's Declining Aerospace Industry - March 29, 2013 Did Obama's Campaign Vets Ditch Greuel Because of Riordan's CRA Legacy? - March 26, 2013 Greuel and Unusual - March 22, 2013 The City of the Queen of Angels Stares at Rome - March 15, 2013 "My God, LA Opera, What Have You Done?" - March 12, 2013 How LA's Homeless Industrial Complex Brought Tuberculosis to Town - March 8, 2013 When Making History Is a License to Lie - March 1, 2013 The City's Poorest District Might Get Lucky - February 22, 2013 What Is Killing the Great Restaurants of LA? - February 8, 2013 How Low Will Wendy Go? - January 11, 2013 The Most Exemplary LA Book of 2012 - December 28, 2012 Villaraigosa's Los Angeles: Corruption without Consequence - December 21, 2012 Poet Envy: Los Angeles Picks a Poet Laureate - December 14, 2012 Billionaire Developer Related Co. Has Big Irons in LA Fire - December 7, 2012 LA Media Issue Commissioner Alarcon a Hall Pass - November 30, 2012 Memoirs of This Weirdly Inflated Village - November 22, 2012 Memoirs of This Weirdly Inflated Village - November 22, 2012 In LA, Not Election Fatigue, But Democracy Fatigue - November 16, 2012 Sustainable Growth: It May No Longer Be Sustainable - November 9, 2012 NYC Sends LA a Message...as Dated Infrastructure, Ideas Turn Crisis into Catastrophe - November 2, 2012 Wellstone as Well-Spring - October 26, 2012 An Empty Suit, an Empty Head, and a Guy Named Smith - October 12, 2012 How LA, More than Obama, Lost the Debate - October 5, 2012 Real Issues--What a Concept - September 28, 2012 The Ultimate Sweetheart Deal - September 21, 2012 Should Bill Rosendahl Resign? - September 14, 2012 The Seventeen-Percent City Hits Charlotte - September 7, 2012 LA's Housing Future is--San Francisco? - August 31, 2012 With Nobody at the Front Door, Zev Slips out the Back - August 24, 2012 Perry Says Wesson Is Right - Say What? - August 10, 2012 Greg Smith Turns the Tables on the City Attorney's Race - August 3, 2012 A Charter School Plays the Race Card - June 15, 2012 The Mayor's Lavender Smokescreen - June 8, 2012 No Peaceful Assembly for Los Angeles - June 1, 2012 Trutanich v. the Field Becomes LA v. the Governor - May 25, 2012 Last Remaining Smokers Face Big Tax Hike on June Ballot - May 18, 2012 Radical Chic at the LA Philharmonic - May 11, 2012 The Fur is Flying at LA Animal Services - May 4, 2012 Who Made John Noguez - April 27, 2012 A State of the City, Scribbled from Elsewhere - April 20, 2012 The Mayor's Kill Shot on Suburban LA - April 13, 2012 Who Lost K-Town...Revisited - April 6, 2012 Who Lost K-Town? - March 30, 2012 Adrin Nazarian, PK's Chief of Staff and Candidate, Should Stand Down Now - March 9, 2012 Attach Ads: Ad Anonymity Is Not in the Public Interest - March 1, 2012 The Audacity of La Raza Redistricting - February 26, 2012 Our Next Mayor Should Belong to Us, Not to Political Consultants - February 24, 2012


BUSINESS/FINANCIAL WRITING


Foreign Exchange: An Alternate Universe Where We Are All at Home angrytiger.com February 2015 - What's It All About, Alpha? angrytiger.com, January 2015 - Asset Allocation: Studying Strategies May Be the Best Strategy - angrytiger.com, November 2014 - What's So Nobel about the Market? angrytiger.com, October 2014 - Marking The Hurricane Sandy Anniversary: Workplace Disaster Recovery Goes Beyond "Making a Wish Upon a Starbucks," Forbes/SungardASV October 29, 2014 - Leading Indicators: Surrendering Star Power but Still Important, angrytiger.com October 2014 - Biotech: Fully Delivering on a Future Half-Realized, angrytiger.com, September 2014 - Once Acquired, Twice Tested Startups Are Twice the Buy Signal, angrytiger.com September 2014 - The Fed Sets the Trend, But Is It Always Your Friend? angrytiger.com, August 2014 - Dividends for Opting in and Opting out, angrytiger.com, August 2014 - The Frappé Dow, angrytiger.com, July 2014 - Univision on the Block, But the Block Isn’t in Boomtown, angrytiger.com, July 2014 - Amazon v. Hachette: Nobody Does Propaganda Like Publishers Do, angrytiger.com, June 2014 - The Ho-Hum Internet of Things at Apple WWDC, angrytiger.com, June 2014 -  Intangible Metrics Make LA Tech Takeover Bait, angrytiger.com, May 2014 - A Silver Lining, Money Map Press, April 2014.


MORE BOOKS

Introduction, Mr. Bukowski's Wild Ride, Rodger Jacobs, author; (San Francisco: Trace Publications, 2008).

APPEARANCES (broadcast media)

KRLA,870 AM, Randy Economy Show, "Remembering Michael Higby," April 18, 2015.

KRLA, 87 AM, Sunday Morning Newsmakers, "The DWP Contract and the AirBNB Controversy," September 8, 2013.

KCRW, 89.9, Which Way LA, "The Mayor's Race," February 26, 2009

KCRW 89.9, Which Way LA, "LA City Budget," May 1, 2008

KPCC 89.3, Larry Mantle's AirTalk, "Prop S debate," January 31, 2008

CityView LA 35, L.A. Roundtable, Affordable Housing," May 25, 2007

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS & READINGS

"Will the 'Das Reboot' Mindset Help or Hurt American Soccer?" United States Adult Soccer Association, Newport Beach Marriott, October 5, 2015.

"How LA's Leadership Crisis Affects Government & Community Outreach," Cal South, Burbank Marriott, August 30, 2015.

"Government and Community Outreach," Cal South, Marriott Del Mar, June 6, 2015; Renaissance Long Beach Hotel, March 22, 2015.

Four spoken word stories, The Western Canon, Echo Country Outpost, June 10, 2012

"Two Poems," PEN Center International, Silver Lake Jubilee, Amor Fati, May 21, 2011.

"Three Poems," Los Angeles County Museum of Art & Amor Fati, Los Angeles, May 14, 2011.

"Parent Trigger Perspectives," panel moderator, Journalism Education Association-National Scholastic Press Association, April 15, 2011.

"What's Changing, Who's Complaining? How to Find Stories," California Scholastic Journalism Initiative, Los Angeles City College, September 23, 2010

Reading in Public, Sally Loo's, San Luis Obispo, May 15, 2010.

“Silence and Dissent: How the City Responds to its Artists and Builders,” Salon Oblique, Ca-Boom Home Tour, Marina del Rey, March 31, 2007

“Preserving the Spirit: Mid-Century Modern Architecture in a New Century,” Foothill Moderns, Bolton Hall, Sunland Tujunga, March 11, 2007

ALSO


Also, a recorded interview from 2013 is here.  An interview from 2006 is here.