Mayor Eric Garcetti is almost 100 days into his administration, but he has yet to fill one of the most important jobs in his cabinet -- deputy mayor for economic development. Job creation is the top item on Garcetti's agenda, and so his office has hired a headhunter to do a global search for the per ... More >>
12,878 mostly Latinos are pushed out by City Hall, high rents and hipsters
Can redevelopment address divide?
Who should get $1 million in poverty funds, the rich or the poor?
Construction begins on the Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn There's a moment towards the end of Battle for Brooklyn when Prospect Heights resident Daniel Goldstein peers through a fence at a construction site teeming with workers and cranes. The area was recently home to dozens of small bus ... More >>
An artist's rendering of the Broad Museum.We told you it was happening, and now it has. The cash-strapped city of L.A., which is having trouble hiring cops and keeping fire stations manned, is officially giving billionaire El Broad $52 million for a parking lot. You heard it right. The L.A. ... More >>
Who's lazy now, betch?Take that, Slowpoke Rodriguez. The stereotype of Mexicans as drunk, lazy fuck-ups is easily debunked in California by a trip to the town square or Home Depot parking lot, but finally some researchers step in to quiet the racist anti-immigration crazies with cold hard fa ... More >>
Troy HoldenA scarce resource in San Bernardino County?Protesters are pissed off about pot in San Bernardino County. Or lack thereof. A group of demonstrators took to the San Bernardino County Planning Commission meeting Thursday in hopes of changing its mind: The county is headed toward an o ... More >>
San Bernardino is known for its forests, but not this kind.Looks like unincorporated L.A. County isn't the only place pot shops are feeling unwelcome these days. San Bernardino County officials are considering a similar ban on marijuana dispensaries in their unincorporated areas. The county ... More >>
A Glendale family must sell him its motel near Americana at Brand or face eminent domain
Supes say no.Pro-pot protesters made their stand, but in the end the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors had its way and outlawed pot shops in the areas of L.A. it controls. That means no medical weed dispensaries for unincorporated areas of the county, where about 1 million people live. ... More >>
Do undocumented migrants steal jobs from American workers?
O.C. bans pot shops in unincorporated areas ... too.Orange County banned pot shops in its unincorporated areas the same day L.A. County did the same thing. Sorry, dispensaries. The O.C. Board of Supervisors' vote was the same as L.A.'s too: 4-1. Eerie (not irie). So now if you need your "m ... More >>
Bags be damned in L.A. County.Updated after the jump: Fixes date the ban would go into effect. First posted at 12:45 p.m. The California legislature couldn't do it. The city of Los Angeles hasn't done it. But the L.A. County Board of Supervisors got it done: It voted to ban plastic bags in g ... More >>
In this vast region where unemployment is high and the economy is especially weak, it's nice to have leaders who have their eyes on the ball. In this dreary, post-recession, pre-recovery zombie dance we call 2010, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has found the enemy, and it is ... ... More >>
TheTruthAbout ... via FlickrIt was really nice of the Obama administration to dedicate another $149 million to California communities torn by housing foreclosure. But we wonder if the money could be better spent. In announcing the cash influx Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urba ... More >>
Goldman Sachs announced today a plan to provide $20 million in loans for small businesses in the Los Angeles area, offering educational opportunities and business support services as part of an initiative it calls "10,000 Small Businesses." "Los Angeles is home to many very talented small ... More >>
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Monday announced he's folding the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment and the Community Development Department into one entity in order to shave 27 positions from the ailing city budget. Some activists, however, were up in arms, as Neighborhood Em ... More >>
A new study by the Election Defense Alliance, a national, non-profit election watchdog group, reports that the November, 2008, vote to take away the existing right of gays and lesbians to legally marry in California through Proposition 8 was "probably corrupted."Patrick Range McDonaldProposition 8 p ... More >>
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L.A.ís role in farm deal contains a shovel full of legal questions
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A Weekly roundtable discussion on the future of transportation in Los Angeles (that is, on the future of Los Angeles)
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