Browsing All posts tagged under »Los Angeles«


February 20, 2013


46 days ago I left my home and long-term girlfriend for work in another state, and I can’t be more thrilled to return to both tomorrow night. I’ll be back in Portland a week later for another 10 days of shooting, but the next seven in Los Angeles will be glorious, if not a little […]

1 cop killed, 2 other shot amid manhunt for ex-LAPD officer

February 7, 2013


Sometimes I think fiction will never be able to compete with the reality I call home. From the Los Angeles Times blog today: As authorities scoured Southern California for an ex-Los Angeles police officer suspected of shooting three officers, killing one, officials broadened the alert to include the entire state Thursday morning, and authorities in […]

L.A. Bashing 101

December 7, 2012


I seem to be stumbling on more articles on the topic of hating Los Angeles lately, or maybe I’m just noticing them because I’ve been feeling kind of bummed on this town in recent weeks (I resist writing scathing LA critiques, though, because my depression usually clears up after I land another job, or I […]

When I was in Police Academy…

October 31, 2012


Earlier this year I was in training to become a cop–a Baltimore City “PO-leese,” if you will. No joke. I felt a calling to return to my hometown and put in some civil service; perhaps even earn a living being what I thought could be an intelligent and compassionate police officer who was equal parts […]