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By Laura Pulido, Laura Barraclough, Wendy Cheng

A People's consultant to la offers an collection of eye-opening possible choices to L.A.'s traditional vacationer locations. It files one hundred fifteen little-known websites within the urban of Angels the place struggles relating to race, type, gender, and sexuality have happened. They introduce us to humans and occasions frequently overlooked through mainstream media and, within the approach, create a clean historical past of la. approximately dividing the town into six regions--North la, the Eastside and San Gabriel Valley, South l. a., lengthy seashore and the Harbor, the Westside, and the San Fernando Valley--this illuminating consultant exhibits how energy operates within the shaping of areas, and the way it is still embedded within the panorama.

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Lesser black-backed gull (Larus fuscus): Spain’s most common gull, a frequent sight around trash heaps, marshes, the shoreline and hovering above fishing boats. Fully grown, it is either gray or white with pale legs. Tawny owl (Strix aluco): A nocturnal that feeds on small birds, the tawny owl is either chestnut brown or gray with white mottling. Its habitat is woodlands and its familiar hoot serves as a territorial warning, as a courtship call and to announce the discovery of food. Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos): The most frequently observed duck in Spain, it has a vibrant green head, a tawny breast and either chestnut or white plumage.

The Socialista party was gaining precious public support by aligning itself with the prevailing Spanish view, which maintained that going to war in Iraq was a terrible mistake. But as the months carried on, the protests became less frequent, the cries of outrage less pervasive. Though Aznar had publicly declared he would not run for another term as prime minister, his Partido Popular had largely recovered from the political fall-out at the outset of the war and had since carried a number of crucial, telling regional elections leading up to the major elections for prime minister in mid-March.

On the morning of March 11, simultaneous explosions rocked commuter trains at Madrid’s central Atocha train station as hundreds of commuters traveled to work for the day. As word of the explosions spread across the country, a fear not unlike that which the Americans had experienced in the aftermath of September 11 gripped the Spanish population. Candlelight vigils were held throughout the country, and the anti-war protests resumed with a newfound vigor. The Spanish government, headed by Aznar’s Partido Popular, was quick to implicate the Basque Separatist Group ETA in the attack, though ETA had never perpetrated an attack of such magnitude.

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