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Redistricting

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Can't say they didn't warn you, Wesson. - EUGENE YI/KOREAM
  • Eugene Yi/KoreAm
  • Can't say they didn't warn you, Wesson.

They threatened, and they meant it: Koreatown is taking the L.A. City Council to court over the gerrymandered land grab that was redistricting 2011-12.

City Hall politicians get loads of legal threats thrown their way, on the daily. But Koreatown activists' growing rage was given a lot more weight last night at a town-hall meeting, where L.A. law firms Akin Gump and Bird Marella agreed to take on their case pro-bono.

"Over the next couple of months, as City Council wraps up their process..."

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Let's get this show on the road!
  • Let's get this show on the road!

If only all L.A. City Hall decisions could be treated with this kind of urgency.

City Council President Herb Wesson has issued a grueling schedule for the final consideration of L.A.'s super controversial, egregiously gerrymandered new voting districts, as drafted by the council's own appointed commission. (Wesson's district looks like a fat turkey! And boy, does he like it that way.)

Our 15 elected officials will have a single week...

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

SIMONE WILSON
  • Simone Wilson

This is the fifth chapter in a (badly Photoshopped) series on the L.A. Redistricting Commission's gerrymandered new voting districts. Previously:

"Eric Garcetti's District 13 Looks Like an Evil Squirrel"

"Bernard Parks' District 8 Looks Like a U.S. Army Tank"

"Tom LaBonge's District 4 Looks Like a Losing Matador"

"Ed Reyes' District 1 Looks Like a Ridiculous Poodle"

City Council President Herb Wesson is no pushover. He's really set the tone, during this whole redistricting mess, for how he plans to run the city as new council president: with an iron fist and no tolerance for wussies. Unlike his predecessor, the lovey-dovey family man Eric Garcetti (excellent parody Twitter account here)...

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Friday, February 10, 2012

SIMONE WILSON
  • Simone Wilson

This is the third chapter in a (badly Photoshopped) series on the L.A. Redistricting Commission's gerrymandered new voting districts. Previously:

"Eric Garcetti's District 13 Looks Like an Evil Squirrel"

"Bernard Parks' District 8 Looks Like a U.S. Army Tank"

"Tom LaBonge's District 4 Looks Like a Losing Matador"

Sorry, Councilman Ed Reyes -- but these new voting boundaries make you your district look an awful lot like a ridiculous poodle. And we don't mean the cute au-naturale kind. We're talking about an obnoxiously groomed, primped to the max...

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

SIMONE WILSON
  • Simone Wilson

This is the third chapter in a (badly Photoshopped) series on the L.A. Redistricting Commission's gerrymandered new voting districts. Previously:

"Eric Garcetti's District 13 Looks Like an Evil Squirrel"

"Bernard Parks' District 8 Looks Like a U.S. Army Tank"

This has to be a joke, right? City Council District 4, as drafted by the increasingly unpopular redistricting commissioners, stretches about 10 miles across Los Angeles -- beginning on the gritty (if gentrifying) Eastside, meandering through the extravagant Hollywood Hills and ending up in the center of the Valley, which might as well be another country.

It took us a good minute to make sense of this absurd stratus cloud, but we finally realized...

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

SIMONE WILSON
  • Simone Wilson

This is the second chapter in a (badly Photoshopped) series on the L.A. Redistricting Commission's gerrymandered new voting districts. Previously: "Eric Garcetti's District 13 Looks Like an Evil Squirrel."

It's one of the most blatant land grabs in L.A. redistricting history: Westchester, an up-and-coming hood that hugs LAX to the east, has been severed from the Westside by the city's politician-appointed team of redistricters. And the scheme has given City Council District 8 a pretty embarrassing doppelganger:

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

SIMONE WILSON
  • Simone Wilson

While gazing at the recently proposed boundaries for L.A.'s 15 voting districts -- which is clearly what we like to do in our spare time -- we realized that the gerrymandered City Council District 13 is the spitting image of an evil squirrel.

And so begins our (badly Photoshopped) series on the L.A. Redistricting Commission's politically warped new districts!

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