California voters chose not to repeal the death penalty, Proposition 34.
Los Angeles County voters actually voted to end the death penalty, backing Proposition 34 by a wide margin of 1,191,545. or 54.04 percent Yes, to 1,013,477, or 45.96 percent No. But the local vote was not nearly enough to ov ... More >>
Good news today for supporters of Proposition 34, the initiative that would end executions in California and see the sentences of the state's 725 death row inmates automatically commuted to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
According to a Field Poll released this morning, for first ... More >>
Timothy NorrisThe xxOur favorite first reaction to the music of The xx came from an obviously hopeless romantic we stood with at a South by Southwest show who deadpanned, "I don't know, I think I like my x's with o's."
But that's tangential to the big news of the day -- the black-dressed thr ... More >>
The union representing rank-and-file Los Angeles Police Department cops on Wednesday decried a U.S. district court ruling that severely limits officers' use of Tasers to subdue suspects.
The decision, states the Los Angeles Police Protective League, "has us scratching our heads in disbelief. ... More >>
By Barbara Celis
Art is the antidote. This timeless truth became clear once again on Saturday night when Subliminal Projects, the Echo Park art gallery owned by Shepard Fairey, hosted a politically- and musically-charged event that celebrated artists as activists and art as a way to agitate conscio ... More >>
Today Hawthorne police begin investigating an incident in which an officer Tasered a 12-year-old school boy, according to the L.A. Times. The story, citing descriptions of the boy as violent and autistic, says that the cop was called to Hawthorne Middle School last September to quell the youth, who ... More >>
We keep waiting and waiting, the indie-geek version of hair-metal freaks wondering about Chinese Democracy, for the follow-up to the great first Postal Service album. Every once in a while a little tidbit of news will come from either singer Ben Gibbard or producer (and LA native) Jimmy Tamborello ... More >>
I made my way to Civic Center Park, near the state capitol building in Denver, around midday on Tuesday, hoping to find signs of dissident life to add a bit of hot blood to what had been so far a rather anemic Democratic National Convention. It was the morning after a confrontation between police an ... More >>