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LAT in 90 Seconds

bacastu.jpgThe Man Behind Paris’s Short-Lived Freedom: OC denizen Stuart Pfeifer profiles Sheriff Lee Baca, in which Baca appears both as a level-headed humanitarian and an incompetent nut job.

burn.jpg Burning Up for Burnett: On the Lot blows, but uber-producer and devil-pact-maker Mark Burnett manages to elude any real criticism in this Scott Collins column.

sod.jpgBecause Working At Work Would Be A Waste Of Your Time: The LAT’s Online Sudoku game now features notations, a hints mode and — this part is particularly awesome — a conflict eliminator. We’re sure there are other good stories for us to be riffing on in the paper, but we won’t be getting to them — or anything else — today.

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Children's Picture Book Writing

Children's Picture Book WritingStarting September 15, this part lecture, part workshop course will take you through the process of outlining, writing, editing, and submitting a children's picture book. Taught by a published children's book author, Dashka Slater will teach you how to write in pictures, hook readers and editors with your story, apply the nuts and bolts of marketing, and more. Register now!