Will the Los Angeles City Council and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa ever help resuscitate public access television in Los Angeles? It's a question public access advocates continue to put forward, although it seems to fall on deaf ears.
In response, public access TV producer Leslie Dutton, act ... More >>
Leslie Dutton with Richard Fine: She's nice, and eats judges.L.A.'s bizarre legal story of 2010 was the solitary confinement jailing of elderly attorney Richard Fine on "contempt of court" -- and boy does Fine have contempt for Los Angeles Superior Court judges who greedily grab $57,000 "bon ... More >>
Little known, incarcerated attorney Richard Fine is starting to get a following, with a "Free Richard Fine" rally taking place this morning between 9 and 11:30 a.m. at the Los Angeles County Courthouse in downtown L.A.Full Disclosure NetworkAttorney Richard FineFine's supporters are peeved that t ... More >>
Last Friday night, ABC's Nightline ran a six-minute segment on the end of public access television in California. Although the news show never mentioned our paper, the segment was based on an L.A. Weekly cover story, "Shutting Up the Little Guy," in which we took no prisoners in pointing ... More >>
If you tune into ABC's Nightline at 11:35 p.m. tonight, and you've been reading L.A. Weekly lately, you'll notice a story that may seem familiar. It's all about how former California Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and a foot-dragging City Council essentially killed pub ... More >>
By Daniel HeimpelA couple weeks back I asked L.A. gang czar Rev. Jeff Carr, who were the people doling out millions of dollars in taxpayer funds to largely untested non-profits who will try to prevent kids from joining gangs. Carr told me, in broad outlines, the kind of people who were on the govern ... More >>
As L.A. Weekly's Patrick Range McDonald reported in a cover story two weeks ago, telecom giants, with City Hall's complicity, are working to shut down L.A.'s richly diverse cable-access TV environment by year's end. Today Leslie Dutton's Full Disclosure Web site announces that veteran free speech ad ... More >>