12 hours ago | Longform
Daniel Crespo Jr. was in class last fall when his mother, Lyvette, called. He let it go to voice mail. She texted him: "Please come home. It's your dad." Daniel Jr. was 19, small and shy — as he would later admit to the prosecutor, the meeke...
5 days ago | California
We can't decide if this qualifies as irony or just Alanis Morissette irony. In 1984, the California State Senate created the Senate Advisory Commission on Cost Control in State Government to um, control costs, we think? The commission cost hundred...
13 days ago | Geography of L.A.
Writing about Los Angeles is hard. It's hard because Los Angeles is really, really big, and really, really complicated. It's just kind of sprawling all over the place, no one knows where it begins and where it ends – is the South Bay part of L.A.?...
14 days ago | Science
Last week, we reported that Los Angeles is replacing upwards of 100 grass soccer fields (an incredible number for one city, if you think about it) with artificial turf, in an effort to save water and give soccer players a surface that won't devolv...
19 days ago | Politics
By now, everyone knows that the second season of HBO's True Detective takes place in a town loosely based on the California city of Vernon, that little industrial town just to the south of downtown L.A. with a population of 112. But tucked in...
21 days ago | Infrastructure
For soccer players in Los Angeles, now is the summer of our discontent. We've seen the grass turn from green to brown to dirt to sand. But L.A. is in the midst of a dramatic move that would save a ton of water and improve the quality of soccer gam...