This past Monday, the New York Times ran a story about the brewing controversy in Beverly Hills over the Westside subway. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who's pushing hard for the underground rail line, awkwardly defended his position to the paper.
A little background: Beverly Hills commun ... More >>
One of the lawyers representing parents who are suing the L.A. public school district over the Miramonte Elementary School sex abuse scandal says the FBI should look into the situation.
After all, moms and dads were kept in the dark regarding longtime allegations that teacher Mark Berndt was a mole ... More >>
Updated at the bottom with the school district saying Trujillo has been fired. First posted at 7 a.m.
If you're an assistant high school baseball coach, try not to get stoned with your underage students.
The LAPD last night said Kennedy High School's Pedro Cruz Trujillo, 24, didn't get that memo. ... More >>
One of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2012 issue. Check out our entire People 2012 issue here.
Growing up in a Korean-American family in Hawaii, Paula Daniels had a precocious awareness of the natural environment. When her 12-year-old friends made "slam books," solicitin ... More >>
The people spoke, and they said, "No more pink slime!" And this time, the feds actually listened, kind of.
Last Monday, we told you how the U.S. Department of Agriculture was planning on shipping out 7 million pounds of "pink slime" to be added to the lunches of unknowing urchins at public school ... More >>
In the wake of the Miramonte Elementary School sex abuse scandal the Los Angeles Times has unearthed yet another case of an L.A. school district staffer accused of lewd acts who continued to work around children nonetheless.
The crux of the story: George Hernandez, a career substitute teacher, was ... More >>
Update: City News Service says he pleaded not guilty today in court.
The L.A. County District Attorney made the case against girls' softball coach and Fremont High School teachers' aide Alain Salas official today.
The 40-year-old was charged with "three counts of lewd act upon a child and one coun ... More >>
KPCCA photo of Berndt released by attorneys suing the district.If it weren't for his eventual arrest, we might have never found out about the atrocities alleged to have happened in Mark Berndt's Miramonte Elementary School class.
That's because the L.A. Unified School District's elected boar ... More >>
Berndt.One of two lawsuits filed in the wake of the Miramonte Elementary School sex abuse scandal alleges one girl was victimized by suspect Mark Berndt and then transferred to the classroom of Martin Springer, who then touched her inappropriately.
In fact, according to the suit, the school' ... More >>
You can add a third man to the string of accused sex criminals at embattled Miramonte Elementary School in Florence-Firestone.
Actually, he's not accused. He's convicted.
The story of Ricardo Guevara is getting renewed attention this week after the Los Angeles Times and Univision 34 broke his stor ... More >>
The horrific tale of Mark Berndt, the South L.A. third-grade teacher accused of binding and gagging at least 23 of his students, keeps getting worse.
He was accused of fondling a girl in 1994 and, even though charges were never brought, it didn't appear that the L.A. Unified School District paid an ... More >>
Justice For Bell / FacebookMiguel Alejandro Sanchez.A new wave of reform for the scandalized city of Bell took a tragic turn over the weekend when a well-liked City Council candidate, Miguel Alejandro Sanchez, died.
His brother says it might have been the Swine Flu that killed him. Sanchez ... More >>
Each Monday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets around Los Angeles.
Competency Achievement Packets: Vehicles and the Law and Interpersonal Family Relationships
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Curbed L.A. has flagged a blog post by L.A. Magazine's Chris Nichols about his encounter with the remnants of the Ambassador Hotel. Nichols, an expert in Things L.A. and a Mid-20th Century buff, was asked by the L.A. Unified School District, which is now constructing a school on the Ambassador site, ... More >>
Fifteen students at the MacArthur Park-area Liechty Middle School have not received diplomas as a result of a graduation ceremony protest they staged last week. Last Thursday the 15 demonstrated against L.A. Unified School District layoffs by turning their backs on guest speaker and LAUSD board pres ... More >>
Last week A.J. Duffy, the president of the 48,000-member United Teachers of Los Angeles, appeared impatiently pleased. He'd just heard the news that school superintendent Ramon Cortines had decided not to decide who would be cut from the payroll in order to balance the L.A. Unified School District's ... More >>