3 months ago | People 2016
Daniel Lopez was 22 when he decided to run a slate to take control of the Los Angeles County Young Democrats. The board was full of lobbyists and professionals, many of them in their mid-30s, who rarely endorsed candidates in close races out of fe...
3 months ago | Transportation
Last week, we wrote about how the Expo Line — which opens to Santa Monica on May 20 — offers a sluggish ride through downtown L.A. because it stops for cross traffic. Following that story, a transit activist posted a petition on Change.org urging ...
3 months ago | DWP
If you claim that the L.A. Department of Water and Power is a bloated, bureaucratic mess, you won't get much of an argument. Mayor Eric Garcetti, Council President Herb Wesson, and Councilman Felipe Fuentes have all said they want to make the depa...
3 months ago | Longform
Mark Arner didn't know what he was getting into. A veteran reporter for the San Diego Union-Tribune, he was working the police beat when an editor told him to check out a case at the county Civil Service Commission. "It wasn't something I covered ...
4 months ago | Transportation
The Expo Line will open all the way to Santa Monica on May 20, connecting downtown to the beach for the first time since the 1950s. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says the ride will take 46 minutes — though maybe more like 48 minutes un...
4 months ago | City Hall
Last year, Dave DePinto joined a group of homeowners in a meeting at City Hall with their councilman, Felipe Fuentes. The California High-Speed Rail Authority was proposing an above-ground viaduct through Big Tujunga Wash, and DePinto and the othe...