On some crisp, spring mornings you can almost taste the ocean, even as far inland as downtown. L.A.'s air is magnitudes cleaner than it was in the 1950s, '60s, and '70s, when you could cut a slice and serve it with a dollop of whipped cream. So a revelation this week by UCLA researchers could come ... More >>
See also: *Gas Prices Could Reach All-Time High in L.A. Gas prices set a new record in California over the weekend. Is this a scam? Sen. Dianne Feinstein asked the chairman of the Federal Trade Commission to launch an "immediate investigation" into the price spikes because, she stated, "it does no ... More >>
Ted SoquiL.A. housing complex near the air pollution of busy freeway.The American Lung Association just released a health report Los Angeles politicians will most probably try to ignore, and hope the public will not notice, but facts are facts: Los Angeles' air quality sucks, and its residen ... More >>
PHOTO BY TED SOQUIThe Avenue 26 project from the original story, which Mayor Villaraigosa called a model for family housingThe Weekly's cover story for March 6 -- "Black Lung Lofts," by Patrick Range McDonald -- revealed that the City of Los Angeles was allowing developers to build family hou ... More >>
Gun Suit Shot Down A Ninth Circuit Appeals panel has rejected a lawsuit, filed against gun manufacturer Glock, related to the 1999 Granada Hills shooting at a Jewish community center and the subsequent murder of a letter carrier. Two judges ruled that Glock cannot be held responsible for the illegal ... More >>
By Daniel Heimpel, Max Taves and Jill Stewart Statewide Measures Proposition 1A $10 billion bond. High Speed Passenger Train Bond Act. Total price tag with interest: About $19 million. Proposition 1 would give the state the right to sell $10 billion in bonds to build an 800-mile high-speed tr ... More >>
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