In one of the least surprising media developments of the year, Andrew Breitbart, the conservative provocateur whose media company is based in Santa Monica, has reacted to an embarrassing journalistic error not by apologizing -- but by going on the attack.
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The past 36 hours have been a whirlwind for Andrew Breitbart, the right-wing bomb thrower who oversees a family of conservative Web sites -- Big Government, Big Journalism and Big Hollywood -- from an office building in Santa Monica.
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Rep. Brad Sherman
Rep. Brad Sherman, a Democrat who represents the Valley, has become a Fox News star because he doesn't watch enough Fox News or read right wing blogs that have gone absolutely blotto about a 2008 voter intimidation case involving the New Black Panther Party.
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On the day when inner-city service organization Acorn shut its doors, State Attorney General Jerry Brown announced he has concluded that the group "committed no violation of criminal laws" but that it might have contributed to alleged voter registration fraud in San Diego.
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Acorn, the controversial community service group caught up in an right-wing video sting that targeted its offices in Los Angeles and elsewhere last year, announced this week that it's closing up shop, with all its offices scheduled to shut their doors by April 1. And no, it doesn't seem to be ... More >>
ACORN.A Congressional Research Service report into the controversial voter-registration work of nonprofit group ACORN -- which has long been a target of conservatives -- suggests that a right-wing video sting against local ACORN offices and those elsewhere could have been illegal.
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Los Angeles had been safe from the ACORN scandal until now: Conservative activist James O'Keefe recently released the second in a series of videos that portray him and a prostitute visiting local offices of ACORN and asking for business help starting up a child-sex operation. The nonprofit gr ... More >>
It looks like Los Angeles is not getting a pass in the ACORN video scandal that targeted offices of the nonprofit housing and voting group and ended up showing some social workers ever too willing to help out a fake pimping and prostitution business.ACORN
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Tommy and Debora Beard are among the thousands of foreclosed Los Angeles home owners who have received eviction notices during the past year. The Beards' stretch of 101st Street forms the shape of a barbell in the middle of Watts, with cul de sacs at both ends. Their 1185-square-foot house, built in ... More >>
I have a special guest blogger today. His name is Justin Warfield. You may know him as the frontman and songwriter for the great band She Wants Revenge. He's a very cool guy who has an interesting and emotional take on this election. His post is below. Also, here's a link to my piece on socialism, o ... More >>
Ed Reyes is angry. He wants the "zombies" in L.A.’s Planning Department out. He wants affordable-housing supporters in. And he wants his more polite colleagues on the City Council to help him pull it off.