LAPD Chief Charlie Beck's dream of granting special drivers' licenses to illegal immigrants -- which would largely clear up the impound debate, by giving illegals a fighting chance of making it through the DUI checkpoints alive -- still has a few hearts to win over in the Legislature. And although s ... More >>
Adam GropmanThe L.A. Public Library's Silverlake branch wants to raise a lot of community awareness and a little extra funding. That means they're probably gonna throw a bake sale or a car wash or maybe a used book clearance event, right? Are you kidding me? This is Silverlake! They hold a ... More >>
Protesters oppose cuts to library funding outside the Central Library last yearThe union that represents LAPD officers came out strongly today against Measure L, an item on the March 8 ballot that would set aside funding for the Los Angeles Public Library system.In a statement, Los Angeles Police ... More >>
The Columbus DispatchYour chance to guide votersAre you one of those rare municipal geeks who always seems to know what the F is going on at City Hall? Have you always dreamed of seeing your street savvy in mass print? Are you woefully unemployed and have nothing better to do for the next 24 ... More >>
Ted SoquiDemonstrators at a recent rally where budget cuts to the L.A. Public Library system were denouncedAlmost certainly prompted by queries from L.A. Weekly as it gathered info for its blockbuster story "City of Airheads," council members Tom LaBonge and Janice Hahn are asking for a dela ... More >>
Ted SoquiA demonstrator at a recent rally where budget cuts to the L.A. Public Library system were denounced L.A. Weekly readers certainly aren't happy with Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's decision to dismantle the city's public library system, which is examined in our in-depth feat ... More >>
How L.A.'s budget clouds suddenly parted
Ever heard of Eddie Brandstatter? Ask your grandparents-- but only if they were the partying type. When the 20s roared, he was L.A.'s lion, and on January 9th, he will be the subject of a free lecture from the Culinary Historians of Southern California. Brandstatter was a lightning rod for exciteme ... More >>
Rhino Records landmark volume captures an important moment in L.A. music history. But does it also mark the end of an era?
No Age to Provide Live Soundtrack to The Bear at Cinefamily Sunday
UCLA's Royce Hall seen after snowfall.Photo: L.A. Public Library
Are we greener yet?
In search of the Emerald City
Apolitical L.A. roars at deficit-mired Villaraigosa
Interview with a gonzo vampire
Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela on the evils of apartheid and finding forgiveness