Jeanne Raya, a Latina Democrat on the commissionUh oh: La Raza is rising! California's voting districts are getting browner/bluer by the second. Before we know it, this'll be the goddamn Nation of Aztl√°n, are we right? The state's historic vote to let a group of 14 guys and gals with no pol ... More >>
In the increasingly acrimonious pot wars, all sides agree City Hall is incompetent
Joseph Mailander raises toasts and eyebrows at Street Hassle with a recipe for a Swine Flu Cocktail. After acknowledging its topical inevitability, Mailander provides both the recipe and a link to its key ingredient -- bacon-infused bourbon. (Maybe this latter component would best be suited for a Lo ... More >>
School Superintendent Ray Cortines and the school board today announced they were saving about 2,000 elementary school teachers' jobs, thanks to federal stimulus money. It sort of reminds one of the finale of Threepenny Opera, when Macheath's bail money arrives to save him from the gallows -- or, as ... More >>
Plus: In defense of Michael Jackson
Is the L.A. Timesí Jim Rainey on a tight leash or free to cover the paperís purchase?