The March for Science in Los Angeles on April 22, 2017. (Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times)

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By Deborah Netburn

The March for Science has come and gone, but the team that sparked the movement still hasn’t taken a breather.

“We were crazy before the march, and we’ve been crazy after it,” said Caroline Weinberg, a public health educator, writer and advocate in New York who was one of the primary organizers of the main march in Washington. “It’s been pretty non-stop since April 22.”

She’s not kidding.

The day after the…


Sandile Mavimbela sells books from his makeshift sidewalk shop in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Robyn Dixon / Los Angeles Times)

He spends his day on his knees, reverently arranging and rearranging his books on the plastic sheets that serve as his sidewalk shop on a downtown bridge, as thoughtful as a fortuneteller turning over cards.

To Sandile Mavimbela, the books have more mystical pull than any deck of cards, and he believes in their power to change futures — including his own if he sells enough of them.

But they can also alter the lives of his readers. …


Family and friends of the late Bill Tuchscher gathered to honor their fallen rider at the Husky Memorial. Photos by Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times.

Bill Tuchscher had been riding dirt bikes in the desert for more than two decades when he and a group of friends set out for a weekend ride near Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.

Late in the afternoon, far from their camp, the riders became tired. It was well over 100 degrees, and their water bottles were drained dry.

Tuchscher, seeming disoriented, fell. Then he fell again. He pushed his bike into a bit of shade, took the group’s only map out of his pocket and gave it to one of the other riders. …


Gillian Spence, owner of Rainbow Mealworms in Compton, CA, holds a Madagascar hissing roach that she says is cooked and consumed as a party food. (All photos by Los Angeles Times staff.)


Rev. Al Sharpton, shown at a television taping, is part of the “black political class” Eric S. Glaude criticizes in his book, “Democracy in Black.” / Gary Friedman, LA Times


We need to have a discussion about free speech, inclusion, and safety at college.

Student protesters at UC Riverside on Nov 12, 2015. Photo Credit: Dexter Thomas, Los Angeles Times.

By Dexter Thomas, Los Angeles Times

Is your school a safe place for people like you?

That may be a hard question to answer, especially if you’re a minority. Your life may not be in danger, but there may be signs that your wellbeing is not as important as that of others.

Last week, I posted a question on LATimes.com, asking students about microaggressions — slights that may not even be intentional, but make you feel unwelcome, or unsafe.

I got a lot of different responses.

Here’s one story from a student that was made to feel like she doesn’t belong on campus:

A girl made a comment to me about how “people…

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