3 days ago | Longform
Erika Rocha spent her 35th birthday — her last birthday — at California Institution for Women (CIW), the smaller of the state's two female-only prisons. In the yard of the Chino Valley facility, about an hour east of downtown L.A., her friends thr...
4 days ago | City Hall
Across the street from City Hall, Black Lives Matter is settling in. They've been protesting for a week, sleeping in tents, and they say they're staying until Mayor Eric Garcetti fires LAPD Chief Charlie Beck. "We’re gonna be there until the...
6 days ago | Development
As if there weren't enough reasons for people to hate on notorious L.A. developer Geoff Palmer, who's brought the city such architectural atrocities as the Orsini and the Da Vinci, Palmer has given a Donald Trump Super PAC a cool $2 million, ...
7 days ago | Animal Welfare
Coyotes, man. They're everywhere. That's what people say, anyway, if you go on social media or websites like Next Door. Even City Councilman Joe Buscaino, who wants the city to revise its Coyote Management Plan, said, in a motion: Despite the...
9 days ago | Arts
Boyle Heights, the neighborhood east of the Arts District, just across the river, was long ago anointed as one of the next big neighborhoods to be gentrified. A group of radical activists has been fighting that tide for a while now, and its m...
14 days ago | Environment
In Los Angeles, resistance to change at the neighborhood level has never been at a more feverish pitch than it is today. We have the massive effort behind the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative, which seeks to curb large-scale development; we ...