Gay Republican moderate attracts big GOP cash in Los Angeles
David MarklandLee Baca.We call him the Teflon Sheriff because despite a decade's worth of allegations that deputies sometimes allegedly beat L.A. County Jail inmates (and visitors) for no good reason, Lee Baca keeps getting reelected by you, the people. Well, that nonstick coating will be pu ... More >>
Jim McDonnell from his LAPD days.Sheriff Lee Baca has the FBI and the ACLU breathing down his neck over the alleged beatings of inmates (and even visitors) at his L.A. County jails. Now the omnipotent if not low-profile County Supervisors seem to be in a pissing contest to see who can appoin ... More >>
Mark Ridley-Thomasâ€‹After hearing six hours of testimony, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors voted today to approve a status-quo redistricting map, denying Latino activists' quest for a second Latino seat.The vote hinged on Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, who had proposed a map that would create a ... More >>
We ARE Marina del Rey526 new apartments are proposed for the corner of Via Marina and Marquesas Way.Marina del Rey is a breath of fresh air just south of Venice: The unincorporated community retains a touch of wildness with worn-in college huts and the occasional open patch of earth or shore. ... More >>
Tsunami warning sirens for L.A?Update: The county Board of Supervisors today approved the motion to have the Office of Emergency Management look into the feasibility of installing sirens on the coast. We noted recently that some of Southern California's most densely populated beach communiti ... More >>
Dennis RomeroColiseum commissioners Barry Sanders and Don Knabe.After the L.A. Coliseum Commission voted late Tuesday to accept the resignation of its CEO, Patrick Lynch, the body's top leader said he would vote against allowing the controversial Electric Daisy Carnival rave that sparked turm ... More >>
Legacy-obsessed L.A. politicians are covering buildings and parks with their names
Metro board chair Don Knabe says: Buses < Subways < My CarUpdated after the jump: The Bus Riders Union says the latest bus cuts are straight-up racist. Originally posted at 11:19 a.m. As Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa pumps all time and city resources into three more stops (12 more minutes) onto ... More >>
Coliseum CommissionElectric Daisy Carnival brings big money to a public venue.Looks like the taxpayers might have been snookered on this one: The Los Angeles Coliseum Commission unexpectedly voted Wednesday to allow raves to be held at its venues -- the Coliseum and the Sports Arena included ... More >>
L.A. Mayor Antonio VillaraigosaHyped by Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe as a "historic" vote, Metropolitan Transportation Authority board members only approved a draft environmental impact report for the Subway to the Sea that still needs a lot of ironing out over the next several mo ... More >>
Supervisor Mike Antonovich has rolled up his gray-flannelled trousers to wade deep into the culture wars. Specifically, according to the L.A. Daily News, he wants the crucifix put back in the County Seal, now that the steel cross has been restored to the roof of the San Gabriel Mission, following it ... 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 >>
The ant (L.A. County Board of Supervisors) and the dung beetle (City Hall)
Sacramento's politicians created a fat budget deficit. Then, local bureaucrats misspent state funds meant for foster kids. Now, foster kids might pay dearly. By D. Heimpel When wealthy philanthropist Daphna Ziman, wife of real estate magnate Richard S. Ziman, walked into the meeting room of the Lo ... More >>
A paranoid transit agency spends public money threatening critical Web sites
She was hailed as a black pioneer and hero. Did she sell out?
Eleven transit honchos were barred from voting due to money conflicts. So they drew straws.
The 911 call said he went in for a card reading. But the death of the labor leader prompted a prostitution raid. What really went down at the botanica?
King/Drew slips away on county supervisors’ watch
David Janssen will soon be a free man
The ACLU takes on the county’s cross
A free-speech guide to angering county supervisors
Lee Baca’s Khaki Revolution
The county’s public officials decide to go public
The Weekly’s recommendations in the November general election
Yes, needle exchanges can save lives. But they can do even more
Maybe it makes sense to expand L.A.’s Board of Supervisors
Private firms derailed in bid to take over county aid program
Big-time lobbyist set to reap county lease deal
The Riordan Express went off the rails. Does it matter?
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