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News, The Informer State Says Active Hollywood Quake Fault Runs Under Millennium and Other Choice Land: Map

State Says Active Hollywood Quake Fault Runs Under Millennium and Other Choice Land: Map

The State of California shook Mayor Eric Garcetti, the L.A. City Council and Hollywood developers today, releasing a legally binding map of the Hollywood Earthquake Fault Zone which shows that the active "surface rupture" fault runs under the lower part of property for the proposed Millennium Towers skyscrapers.  State law renders...…
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Can Hyperloop Actually Be Built?

The next big deal — or debate — in the transportation field isn't a Jetsons-style flying car, high-speed train or monorail. It's the Hyperloop, a 19th-century mailroom technology with a 21st-century twist. Instead of sucking documents through a pneumatic tube from the basement mailroom up to the executive suite, SpaceX...…
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Local Techie Invents App That Decodes L.A.'s Baffling Parking Signs

Computer techie/consultant/aspiring actor Michael Brouillet, 32, moved to Los Angeles four years ago from San Antonio and didn't quite understand how this city rolls. In his first 18 months, parking enforcement officers welcomed him with $1,500 in parking tickets and late penalties. Brouillet (pronounced as in crème brulee), says, "Los...…
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Should Mr. Checkpoint Be Tweeting DUI Stops?

Sennett Devermont styles himself the drinking crowd's Batman, working to keep Los Angeles drivers out of trouble if they're thinking of drinking and then weaving their way home. Mothers Against Drunk Driving contends that Devermont is more like the Joker. He's in their sights because he has nearly 42,000 Twitter...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle I Hate When People Cheat in Traffic. But What Do We Do About It?

I Hate When People Cheat in Traffic. But What Do We Do About It?

See also: What I Learned Driving a Clunker in L.A. The last straw came about four weeks ago. I was passing by the Veterans Administration campus near the 405 freeway, heading east on Wilshire toward my breakfast meeting, feeling happy that I was going to be on time. I knew...…
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News, The Informer Sue Falsone: The Trailblazer

Sue Falsone: The Trailblazer

One of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2012 issue. Check out our entire People 2012 issue here. Sue Falsone is still getting used to being first. The interview requests have been coming in ever since October, when Falsone was named head athletic trainer for the Los Angeles...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle What I Learned While Driving a Clunker in L.A.

What I Learned While Driving a Clunker in L.A.

In our new column, First Person, L.A. writers tackle the good, the bad and the funny about life as they know it. Three years ago, I became the proud owner of a 1988 Toyota Corolla with 240,000 miles on it, approximately 40 dents -- I stopped counting -- and a...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle Jayne Amelia Larson Wanted to Work in Hollywood -- But Instead Became a Chauffeur for Saudi Royalty

Jayne Amelia Larson Wanted to Work in Hollywood -- But Instead Became a Chauffeur for Saudi Royalty

Jayne Amelia Larson is a Jersey girl who made it to Harvard. But she may have gotten her greatest education from her job as a chauffeur.Larson's 16-hour days behind the wheel were spent driving royalty of every variety: Cross-dressing movie stars. Coked-up rock stars. Spoiled Beverly Hills brats. And princesses...…
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News, Frank McCourt's Dodger Parking Lot

Frank McCourt's Dodger Parking Lot

To some people, getting Frank McCourt out of Dodgertown is like trying to pull a tick off a dog. Even if you sever the body, it still keeps a grip just under the hide.Major League Baseball forced McCourt to sell the Dodgers, but he's got a hold on a piece...…
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News, Should Hollywood Be Skyscrapers?

Should Hollywood Be Skyscrapers?

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News, $100 Billion Bullet Train

$100 Billion Bullet Train

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Farmer's Field's Fanciful Green Promise

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News, Features Farmers Field or Blade Runner Stadium?

Farmers Field or Blade Runner Stadium?

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News, Worst Legislator in California, Part II

Worst Legislator in California, Part II

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United Methodist Church vs. L.A. City Hall

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Campaign Consultants Stank up L.A. on March 8

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Blogger Field Day in Huizar vs. Martinez

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News, Martinez-Huizar Numbers Game

Martinez-Huizar Numbers Game

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News, L.A. City Council Bums

L.A. City Council Bums

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Jose Huizar Unfriends Rudy Martinez

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