Columnists: Small Town in the Big Town

The big news that rates the big headlines may roll in from half the world away, but the best newspapers never forget that they are local. Most of their readers get most of their kicks from reading about the neighbors.

In Los Angeles, a city of transplanted small-towners, the Times caters to that persistent curiosity with a staff of 50 local reporters and acres of community news. It goes even further and offers something special in the way of chatty, back-fence journalism. In a column called "On the Move," it covers all of Southern...

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