3 days ago | City Hall
The L.A. City Council voted today to allow Uber and Lyft to pick up passengers at Los Angeles International Airport, without requiring the companies to fingerprint their drivers. The issue was unusually divisive for a legislative body that tends t...
A YouTube Talent Manager Shapes the Internet's Hottest Stars — and Maybe the Future of Entertainment4 days ago | Longform
Joey Graceffa is seated onstage in front of a thousand shrieking teenagers. He's wearing an untucked white shirt, jeans and a bandanna around his neck. His eyes are a pellucid blue. He is 24, and in a few short years he has become one of the super...
14 days ago | City News
The hands-down phrase of the week in Los Angeles news is "shade balls." On Monday, Mayor Eric Garcetti held a press conference in Sylmar, where he helped release 20,000 shade balls into the L.A. Reservoir. The story quickly went everywhere. The Ne...
17 days ago | Bad Drivers
Uber has cut ties with eight drivers who have criminal records, as it attempts to win approval to pick up passengers at Los Angeles International Airport. The drivers have convictions including assault, DUI and possession of child pornography. The...
21 days ago | Tech
Ganeev Singh, a 20-year-old UCLA student, used to earn spare money as a delivery driver for Postmates. But the job didn't pay that well — about $10 an hour, minus the cost of gas — so he gave it up. Then in the spring, he went to a networking nigh...
28 days ago | Crime
Moshe Matsri, the reputed boss of L.A.’s Israeli underworld, was sentenced this morning to 32 years in federal prison. Matsri, 48, was convicted in U.S. District Court last fall of 14 counts of money laundering, cocaine trafficking and extortion. ...