Eastside L.A. voters in the March 5 primary might elect someone outright for City Council District 1 without awaiting the May 21 runoff if either candidate gets 50 percent plus one vote. The spoils? A $178,789 job, a staff of about 20 aides, and eight free cars paid for by L.A. taxpayers. So the Jo ... More >>
An Assassination in Silver Lake.
Silver Lake, land of the hipster, home of gentrification. Sure. Look at the Mercedes SLK in our Google maps photo.
Still, people forget that it's also a barrio and, as such, people get murdered. Most of the city of L.A.'s streets are claimed by one gang o ... More >>
The musician and songwriter Ry Cooder is lamenting lost Los Angeles.
"Local human experience isn't a thing you can commodify, if you follow what I'm saying," he says. "If you lived in Chavez Ravine or East L.A., it's not worth anything -- even though that was your store or your movie theater. Beca ... More >>
Updated at the bottom with the fire out. First posted at 1:24 a.m.
Among the wind-related calamitous happenings overnight, including trees into homes and power outages far-and-wide, was a grass fire on and around the Eagle Rock campus of Occidental College, President Obama's alma mater.
You gotta ... More >>
Editor's note: Freelance journalist Skylaire Alfvegren has been attending Occupy L.A. general assemblies since they first began two months ago. She previously covered the Nov. 17 arrests of 46 occupiers for the Weekly and was there last night as police moved in.
On the 60th day of Occupy Los Angele ... More >>
Susan ParkThe Angiuli Family: Anthony, Rocco, Vito and Johnny
Actually, Los Angeles did have a Little Italy for over a century. It started in the 1800's on Olvera Street and North Main, when Los Angeles was a Mexican puebla. By the turn of the 20th century, Los Angeles's Little Italy had expa ... More >>
LAPD Northeast Area.As the Los Angeles Police Department struggles to maintain its staffing numbers amid a historic city budget crisis, Councilman Tom LaBonge on Tuesday pointed to a spike in crime in some of the Northeast Los Angeles communities he represents.
"There has been a surge in cri ... More >>
The number of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty was down in California for 2009, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund reports. Eight officers statewide were killed, including one Culver City cop, Sgt. Curtis Massey, who was the victim of a wrong-way driver on ... More >>
Following the DUI death earlier this month of a police veteran who had been drinking on payday at a bar at the Los Angeles Police Academy in Elysian Park, officials announced that the watering hole would be closed for the traditional "payday Wednesdays" festivities there.
Retired Deputy Chie ... More >>
The Los Angeles Marathon's new Westside-bound route, designed to showcase "the best Los Angeles has to offer," is called the Dodger "stadium to the sea" course -- and that sounds suspiciously similar to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's most-beloved pet project, the planned "subway to the sea."Los Angele ... More >>
From my home office I can hear the noise from Dodger Stadium a moment or two before the crowds' cheers or boos are channeled through our TV set in the living room. Last night I'd retreated to the office from the living room when faced with the agonizing prospect of watching a no-hitter thrown agains ... 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 >>