2 days ago | Education
School board elections don't get a lot of attention, in part because the job pays less than $45,000 and sounds like the rough equivalent of student council vice president. But it's the governing body of the second largest school district in the co...
3 days ago | Crime
The number of murders in Los Angeles County are down – way down. In 1993, the year after the Rodney King riots, there were 1,944 homicides. In 2014, there were 551. That's nearly a 75 percent drop in less than 20 years, an astonishing reversal of ...
11 days ago | Infrastructure
In L.A., everyone talks about potholes, but no one actually does anything about them. Except for Dave Dworsky, whose Gardena-based company Dr. Pave has a new method to patch up busted roadways with something that looks like a giant ironing board, ...
15 days ago | Crime
Westside restauranteurs, beware: there is a tip jar bandit on the loose, and she will not rest until she has taken every last one of your quarters! The young women, said to be Persian, in her mid-20s, of medium or average build, driving a white in...
24 days ago | Environment
High up on Cahuenga Peak, about a 15-minute walk west of the Hollywood sign, stands a lone pine tree. The otherwise treeless hilltop offers a breathtaking view of L.A. — in fact, there's hardly a spot in the city where you can't look up and see th...
25 days ago | Environment
It's wintertime and development is in the air in Silver Lake, America's hippest neighborhood (according to Forbes, circa 2012). The rent is sky-high and so proposals for apartment buildings are popping up faster than $5 espresso shops. Perha...