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  • 6 years ago | People

    It was months before the ’92 riots and Gregory Everett was upset. The estranged son of a Black Panther, Everett was attending a community meeting in South Los Angeles organized by a collection of old-time Pan-Africanists. It was the first su...

  • 6 years ago | Longform

    It’s been nearly six months since L.A. Weekly revealed that South L.A.’s newest playground was built on top of an open sewer line. Do kids still have to hold their noses to go on the jungle gym? “Actually, the park has worked out...

  • 6 years ago | Longform

    For Los Angeles political junkies, November 9, 2008, is the day Antonio Villaraigosa won the 2009 mayoral election. That’s the day Rick Caruso announced he would not run. Aside from depriving us of at least a dozen ridiculous wire stories ab...

  • 6 years ago | People

    Subscribe to Wil Wheaton's L.A. Daily RSS feed.   It’s three o’ clock on a weekday afternoon and I’m in an Old Town Pasadena bar having drinks with a former child star. Were this person a faded pop tartlet, or perhaps named ...

  • 6 years ago | Books

    Nearly 90 years ago, an Oxford scholar named Sherington took a dead, skinned cat, removed its brain, and found a way to make it walk. Fifty years later, English pediatrician Martin Bax was able to perform a similar feat with aborted human fetuses....

  • 7 years ago | News

    Culty Goodness digg_url = 'http://digg.com/odd_stuff/L_A_s_Five_Most_Powerful_Cult_Leaders'; What could be better than starting a cult? The power, the accolades, the idolatry, the ritual suicide… At the very least you get the chance to have...