Can a humble police officer from San Pedro become a historic wrench in the well-oiled Los Angeles political machine?
That's up to you, residents of City Council District 15. You can go with candidate Joe Buscaino, the former LAPD officer who's netted endorsements from local police unions and the Lo ... More >>
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa this week was ripped by preeminent local urban expert Joel Kotkin in a piece for Forbes magazine that calls the L.A. leader " ... a sometimes charming pol utterly bereft of economic acumen." The piece notes that the city has sunk to near-historic economi ... More >>
Despite Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's "guarantee" that the city of Los Angeles will not go bankrupt, there's a fair amount of evidence demonstrating it's quite possible, at least according to urban-history author and economic journalist Joel Kotkin (via LABizObserved).
Although City Hall's pl ... More >>
By Greg Critser
1. Minor Irritants
A certain wearer of these Kawasaki 704 eyeglasses:
A. Conjured endless anxiety and concern for the future of the republic
B. Got a $6 million book deal for portraying said eyeglass wearer
C. Instigated the "hot librarian" movement in American fashion
D. Wi ... More >>
Is it wrong to chuckle over the latest U.S. Census numbers reminding us, in this strange town run by City Hall density hawks wedded to "compact housing" and the "construction crane as the official city bird," that L.A. population growth has stagnated?
As in, we're barely adding any new population d ... More >>