You've likely noticed this sun setting behind an iconic row of palms as it darted in front of you on the 405. But unless you've got one of these specialty plates screwed on your own Prius, it's unlikely you knew that it supports the state's art funding. "I had lived in California my whole life, and ... More >>
YouTubeSummer Night Lights.Two teenagers were shot in Wilmington following a Summer Night Lights event, a program that is a cornerstone of L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's anti-gang efforts.
In fact, Villaraigosa is the newly elected head of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, and he planned to ... More >>
AEG CEO Tim Leiweke: He's got downtown Los Angeles in his hands*Well, technically just in downtown Los Angeles, but that's where all the big players make all their big decisions anyway, right? Just ask a pissed-off Daily News outsider in the Valley.
Jon Regardie at the LA Downtown News knows ... More >>
A non-profit for at-risk youths, Homeboy Industries, has been a successful endeavor in many ways for founder Father Gregory Boyle. But is it financially profitable? Not quite. After a difficult year for the 19-year-old organization, Boyle decided it was time to launch a food prod ... More >>
Boyle's bestseller.The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday threw a nearly $1.4 million lifeline to the financially ailing gang intervention organization Homeboy Industries, which in spring announced it had laid off 330 of 427 employees and would require a $5 million injection t ... More >>
Father Gregory Boyle's recently published book.Reacting to this week's news that gang-prevention group Homeboy Industries had to lay off 330 of 427 employees, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa told Patt Morrison on her KPCC (89.3) radio show Friday that he was "saddened" and "concerned."
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Homeboy Industries, the anti-gang intervention program founded by Father Gregory Boyle, now has a literary wing in the form of the Homeboy Review, a 160-page anthology of memoir, poetry and fiction by first-time authors and the likes of such professionals as Luis Rodriguez (Always Running, La Vida L ... More >>