Patrick Range McDonald
McDonald has won the "Journalist of the Year" award from the Los Angeles Press Club and the prestigious "Public Service" award from the Association of Alternative Newsmedia. He has dedicated his career to giving voice to the voiceless.
3 years ago | LGBT
Will L.A. Pride, the gay pride event that's held in West Hollywood every year, really change? That's the big question now that Christopher Street West President Rodney Scott has stepped down and been replaced by two CSW board members, Patti DiLuig...
3 years ago | Death
Chris Shabel was not a TV reality star, a famous actress, or a one-time pop singer. She also never held elected office or was considered a political insider at L.A. City Hall. But for decades, she did something very important. As a determined neig...
3 years ago | Celebrities
Twenty years ago in the early hours of October 31, River Phoenix, the brooding, talented actor who seemed more interested in creating great art than scoring a box office blockbuster, died at the age of 23. When I heard the news about his death in ...
3 years ago | Education
Los Angeles Unified School District board members Richard Vladovic and Bennett Kayser may have screwed things up this time. Due to haranguing that has reportedly made John Deasy's work as superintendent increasingly difficult to perform, the respe...
4 years ago | Hollywood
UCLA and SAG-AFTRA recently released a condemning report that shows LGBT actors believe they still face discrimination in the workplace, particularly by casting directors, directors, and producers. "The survey results show both progress and indica...
4 years ago | Longform
It's around 9:30 p.m. on a brisk Wednesday night in Silver Lake, and Charles Herman-Wurmfeld, an affable, native New Yorker who takes an inner satisfaction, if not outright glee, in redefining conventional wisdom, is looking to blow off a little s...