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?
Pete ZarriaA motel on Route 66 in San Berdoo.We sometimes marvel at the amount of wealth found in Southern California. Using Forbes' figures, we noted in spring that "if California were a nation, it would rank fourth, behind the U.S., China and Russia, in billionaire population (a lucky 88)." ... 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 >>
Joseph Kishore, an actual socialist.Socialism returned to the United States in an odd way three years ago when pundits took to the airwaves to scream about gulags and breadlines, but the talking heads never actually explained what Socialism as a political ideology stood for. What better way t ... 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 >>
United NationsChildren in CitÃ© Soleil, Haiti receive mealsOn Saturday, the U.S. Department of State released a fact sheet on the work they have been doing to improve food security in Haiti following the devastating earthquake in January of 2010. While there is still incredibly depressing new ... More >>
A Glendale family must sell him its motel near Americana at Brand or face eminent domain
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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 >>
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 >>
There was a time when phrases such as "economic downturn" would have had no place at the West Hollywood outpost of the exclusive luxury-edibles seller, but Petrossian quietly re-opened its Robertson Boulevard boutique about a month ago with a new look and attitude designed to attract a broader clien ... More >>
The general economic meltdown, alas, can have quite literal implications in the Los Angeles restaurant world. Local grilled cheese Meltdown grilled cheese restaurant in Culver City recently closed.
Muzak has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection -- but it doesn't put the blame on illegal downloads of its marzipanny melodies. Instead, the company pointed to longstanding debt and the cancellation of contracts by companies put out of business during the recession. A New York Times notice men ... More >>
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