2 days ago | Education
The Los Angeles Unified School District is looking for a new leader. The question isn't who they want, it's who would actually want the job. The interim Superintendent, Ramon Cortines, signed a one-year contract extension last month. But last week...
5 days ago | Education
For anti-vaxxers, the end is nigh. After much fanfare, protest and debate on vaccinations (or at least a lot of boring speeches) the California State Assembly passed SB 277, which would eliminate the "personal belief exemption" for the paren...
5 days ago | Media
The 57th Annual Southern California Journalism awards were held last night at the beautiful Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, and L.A.Weekly took home five first-place honors. Two of them went to former staff writer Gendy Alimurun...
10 days ago | City Hall
When the Los Angeles City Council meets on July 1, it will do so without two of its most iconic members, both of whom are termed out after more than 12 years in office: its unofficial historian and unintended comic relief, Tom LaBonge, and the per...
17 days ago | Los Angeles
We are well into our fourth year of California's existence-threatening drought, and have been inundated—flooded, one might say—with tales of drought terror and drought-shaming and drought-splaining, and everyone knows how many gallons it takes to ...
19 days ago | Longform
The Capitol building in Sacramento looks like a toy model of the one in Washington, D.C., and with only about 2,000 employees inside it’s strangely reminiscent of a high school. As politicians, staffers and lobbyists shuttle down hallways from com...