13 days ago | Neighborhoods
Los Angeles has proven itself to be fairly friendly to the app economy. It's agreed to share information with the traffic app company Waze, and it's probably going to let Uber start picking up passengers at LAX, despite some last-ditch effort...
15 days ago | City News
It's been more than five years since Lonnie Franklin, Jr. was arrested, and more than four years since he was indicted for the killings of nine women and one man. The long-delayed trial was supposed to start on September 9. Now it's been put off, ...
25 days ago | Los Angeles
This weekend, CicLAvia is heading to the Westside for the second time. The popular event, which closes Los Angeles-area roadways to cars for a sort of mobile street festival of walking and cycling, will stretch six miles (shorter than previous rou...
26 days ago | Los Angeles
One of Los Angeles' delightful little quirks is the power of community groups, neighborhood councils and homeowners associations. It's a weird kind of power though, one that is most effectively used in a very specific way: to stop things.&nbs...
29 days ago | History
Early in the morning, with roosters crowing next door, you can find Betty Day in her park. That's what she calls the slender pocket park on Grape Street, built incongruously on an empty single-family home lot across the street from her house. "The...
1 month 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...