3 days ago | Election
By now, you should have gotten your official state voter guide in the mail, although perhaps you mistook it for a phone book. The 224-page tome weighs more than 10 ounces – a record, according to the Sacramento Bee's Jeremy B. White, and cove...
4 days ago | Environment
Silver Lake homeowners, stand down. The Silver Lake reservoir, now a dusty, desolate void, is getting refilled – all the way to the top. That's what local politicians and Department of Water and Power officials told a rapt audience of about 180 (a...
8 days ago | Neighborhoods
Egee Mabolis, the beloved parking lot peacekeeper of the Silver Lake Trader Joe's, is back to work, following a lengthy recovery from a horrific bicycle accident last November. The freak accident during a nighttime bike ride left the 31-year...
Was Fire Marshal John Vidovich Taken Out by the Firefighters Union — With the Mayor’s Tacit Approval?11 days ago | Los Angeles
When John Vidovich was appointed as fire marshal in September 2014, he was given the difficult task of cleaning up the city of L.A.’s stubbornly antiquated Fire Prevention Bureau, making it more efficient and more data-driven. Vidovich seemed like...
23 days ago | Crime
It's been two months since we checked in on Chris Bathum, aka the "Rehab Mogul," owner of Community Recovery Los Angeles, a chain of more than 20 sober living homes and outpatient clinics treating drug addicts and alcoholics. Bathum has been accus...
24 days ago | Election
Opponents of the "Neighborhood Integrity Initiative" – a ballot measure that would limit development in Los Angeles – released a poll this week, showing the proposal losing by a seven-point margin. In May, the independent polling firm F...