Do homeless people have the right to sleep in their cars overnight, take up space on a sidewalk for extended periods of time, or access public restrooms?
In many cases, police have said no. Cops in L.A. have rousted the homeless for sleeping overnight on sidewalks, for example, leading to legal ac ... More >>
You would think that here in ultraliberal, mega-diverse Los Angeles, the uber-white, super-conservative Tea Party wouldn't have a chance.
Well, they live among us, apparently.
We just got notice that the anti-tax, anti-big-government movement is staging a 9/11 demo right in the heart of the city:
By Alexis Coe
In 2007, Los Angeles-based artist Sandow Birk was a research fellow at the Smithsonian Institution. He was afforded a small studio within the Archives of American Art, but Birk spent much of the eight weeks outside of the world's largest museum, engrossed in all that Washington, D.C. ... More >>
Local politicians keep insisting that their new ban on camping in city parks was not in reaction to Occupy L.A.
That's insanely hard to believe, considering they're smack-dab in the middle of a makeover story starring the L.A. City Hall lawn -- which got thoroughly wrecked by the hundreds of protes ... More >>
Updated at the bottom with Richards' amazing response letter, in which he admits to EATING the mountain lion. We kid you not.
Originally posted at 12 p.m.
OK, headline's a little dramatic.
But so was the reaction of animal-rights activists and California politicians to a now-infamous photo of Dan ... More >>
Not any more than it has been for the last four or five years, says Nico Melendez, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) spokesman for Los Angeles. And not any more than at any of L.A.'s other stations -- Metro, Greyhound, etc.
He says the CBS LA piece today on increased TSA presence at ... More >>
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Arnold.He called Democrats girly men and took money from corporate interests while decrying good-ole-boy ways of Sacramento. But perhaps nothing Arnold Schwarzenegger did while governor was more arrogant that slicing 9 years off of the 16-year manslaughter sentence of 22-year-old Esteban Nune ... More >>
Is L.A. the next Tucson?Aside from the fact that this was the biggest L.A. City Hall time-waster since the Arizona boycott (FYI: nothing from Arizona was ever boycotted), we'd like to note that a few scattered Angelenos were feeling pretty huffy about yesterday's H.R. 308 resolution -- aka, b ... More >>
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, who announced tonight that the officer-involved shooting may have been a farseUpdated after the jump with a PHOTO of Jeffrey Stenroos, who has admitted to shooting himself in the chest.
Update: Word on the street is Stenroos probably shot himself. He's out of jail af ... More >>
In California, the rights of crime victims pretty much fly under the radar.
After all, we have a Victim's Bill of Rights, which voters approved as a constitutional amendment in 2008, and for the most part, advocates say, district attorneys do a decent job of keeping victims informed and part of ... More >>