10 months ago | Law
The Beatles are revered for many things music, but they also inspired a series of events that established the unique gay wing at L.A. County Men’s Central Jail. In an L.A. Weekly exclusive last November, we reported that the gay and transgender in...
In the Gay Wing of L.A. Men's Central Jail, It's Not Shanks and Muggings But Hand-Sewn Gowns and Tears1 year ago | LGBT
With rouged lips, long hair and a strut that would give Naomi Campbell pause, Dave Williams, 47, works the 75-foot runway that stretches between crowded rows of green chipped-paint bunk beds at the L.A. County Sheriff’s Men’s Central Jail. William...
1 year ago | Geography of L.A.
Helicopter Command Pilot Stuart Lomax soars above an LAPD bust, Dodger Stadium, the Hollywood Sign, Santa Monica Pier, sprawling hillside mansions and Downtown L.A. as part of the world's largest airborne law enforcement operation. At all ti...
1 year ago | Education
With more than 1,000 public and charter schools, Los Angeles Unified School District is fighting to regain its reputation from the 1950s, when it was a stellar academic system that taught kids to excel in math, reading, science and writing. Today,...
1 year ago | Film and TV
When I say Napoleon Dynamite, you say Pedro Sanchez. But here’s a trivia question: What’s Pedro’s real name? Answer: Efren Ramirez. Yes, many people don't know the real-life Pedro, even though he's been working nonstop since his character's famous...
1 year ago
Nudged on by heiress Wallis Annenberg and her promise of more than $50 million in private funds, state officials are ramping up an argument that a chunk of the Ballona Wetlands — a protected ecological reserve — is suited for an urban ...