In recent days, people have been talking and writing about Roy Choi's talk at MAD3, the food symposium that took place on Aug. 25 and 26 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Choi spoke passionately about hunger and, specifically, about the place chefs might have in the fight against hunger. "Chefs can do anythin ... More >>
Updated, June 25th, 1:39 p.m.: We asked Choi if he was the owner or a partner, and he wrote back with some details: "I can tell you that the details don't matter about who owns what, just that it's being done in a neighborhood I love with a community I care about that loves me back. Consider this ... More >>
The 18-year-old victim of a South L.A. drive-by yesterday afternoon has been identified as Edwin Ray Johns Jr., a recent graduate of Jefferson High School. He reportedly died after being shot multiple times in the upper torso. An 11-year-old girl and 57-year-old man were hit by the same rain of bul ... More >>
Kyle T. Websteroops Today L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will receive amendments made by the City Council to his 2011-12 proposed City budget. The big issue is more than $40 million that Villaraigosa had wanted to borrow on commercial paper. That debt plan has now been trashed, and the bur ... More >>
WikipediaExcuse the councilman's Dr. Evilness; he's got your money in mind.City Councilman Dennis Zine got 99 problems, but a blind eye to L.A.'s extravagant set of city-worker privileges ain't one. His op-ed in the LA Daily News this morning calls out his fellow politicians for gutting cruci ... More >>
City Council clueless about vast, hidden costs in Villaraigosa's $6.9 billion budget
zap2itMayor Antonio Villaraigosa is a father with several grandchildren.Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa gets major credit for two seldom-seen qualities tonight in his 2011 State of the City address: 1) He's got an attention span, focused on LAUSD's awful schools -- which constitute the ... More >>
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