Sandra Fluke, the activist Rush Limbaugh once called a prostitute because she said her Catholic law school, Georgetown, should offer free birth control for women, is in L.A. today.
She's the headliner at a City Hall rally organized by a group called the Action. What do they want? An end to tax brea ... More >>
Update below: Online petition calls for mayor to resign from Fix the Debt. Villaraigosa responds.Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has joined the Committee to Fix the Debt, thus completing his transformation from firebrand Chicano organizer to servant of the plutocracy.Fix the Debt wants lawmakers to addre ... More >>
The L.A. City Council voted 10-4 today to put a half-cent sales tax increase on the March ballot. But all of the candidates for citywide office opposed it.Councilman Eric Garcetti and Councilwoman Jan Perry, who are running for mayor, voted no. So did Councilman Dennis Zine, who is running for contr ... More >>
Updated at the bottom with photos of the action. First posted at 12:19 p.m. Friday.
It was only a matter of time before Southern California Democrats descended on Mitt Romney's beach home in La Jolla: It's so close and yet so close.
An L.A. labor coalition is planning a protest there Saturday to m ... More >>
U.S. Secretary of Commerce John Bryson will be taking a leave of absence from his post while doctors attempt to ascertain the cause of seizures that the former head of Edison International and founder of the National Resources Defense Council sustained on Saturday.The Weekly has learned that Bryson, ... More >>
Mark Cuban.Mark Cuban, one of the billionaires named as a possible Dodgers' bidder (he has said the price was too high), is spoiling the trickle-down tax-break arguments of Republican lawmakers again.
The Dallas Mavericks owner had previously sided with billionaire Warren Buffet in declaring ... More >>
â€‹We can't emphasize this enough: The economy sucks, especially in L.A., where the number of folks without jobs overshadows the unemployment stats in most other cities aside from Detroit. Even though the recession is officially over (experts say it ended June, 2009), it sure feels worse than w ... More >>
At least some people in Los Angeles were happy we laid out the red carpet for President Obama last month (despite the traffic his motorcade created). The prez over the weekend announced a $50 billion economic stimulus plan aimed mainly at transportation improvements.
Few regions of the coun ... More >>
The House ethics committee spelled out its case against against Rep. Maxine Waters, the legendary congresswoman who represents south L.A., The Washington Post reports.
As expected, the case alleges Waters "improperly exerted" influence over Treasury Department officials when she sought ban ... More >>
Rep. Maxine Waters, who faces an ethics trial after arranging a meeting between Treasury Department officials and a bank in which her husband owned a lot of stock, continues to hit back hard against her accusers in the Office of Congressional Ethics. Waters, who represents South L.A., said s ... More >>
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa decried the hurdles involved in raising city taxes during a discussion about the sources of the city's huge deficit, which will grow to nearly $700 million in July.
In an interview with National Public Radio published over the weekend, the two-thirds vo ... More >>
Laura Chick, the former city controller who tried to account for tax dollars penny by penny, putting many council members on notice, is the new sheriff in town in Sacramento as a state inspector charged with keeping tabs on federal stimulus money headed to the Golden State.Laura Chick
She's ... More >>
In 2004 the L.A. Weekly examined the free-spending ways of the Department of Homeland Security, calling DHS largesse to academia and local law enforcement agencies "a 21st-century New Deal for the military-industrial complex." Now, on the eighth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a report is ... More >>
Today is the day when conservatives are protesting the tax cuts the White House has given 95 percent of Americans. Borrowing imagery and rhetoric from the Boston Tea Party, anti-tax KFI Photo Gallerydemonstrators, mourning the restoration of taxes for the ultra-rich threw out tea bags at par ... More >>
BY MARC COOPER
Call me naive or even delusional, but I think we can surmise the political implications of McCain's transparent campaign-suspension gimmick. I'm standing by my view that these past two weeks we have witnessed the implosion of his campaign. The American people take this catastrophic t ... More >>
My head is spinning and not just because this is the third time I've tried to write this. Unfortunately, as far as clarity and fresh thinking is concerned, my computer kept crashing as I pecked away at these thoughts last night, trying to make some sense of a dizzying day. Maybe my laptop was having ... More >>