CODA Automotive filed for bankruptcy this week, reigniting a controversy over whether the City of Los Angeles should have pledged $1 million to lure the electric car-maker from Santa Monica.Councilman Eric Garcetti, a candidate for mayor, spearheaded the relocation in 2011, saying it would bring 500 ... More >>
"When you're music director at KCRW," Jason Bentley says, "you're kind of music director of Los Angeles."
This may sound a bit presumptuous on its face, but it's basically correct. For many listeners, KCRW is a community as real as any actual physical location in the city, its personalities the fir ... More >>
Motoi Yamamoto couldn't be there for the last day of his exhibit, "Return to the Sea." The show, at Loyola Marymount University's Laband Gallery, consists primarily of one large installation, Floating Garden. It is made entirely out of salt. It is a piece of exquisite beauty and involved many hours ... More >>
A 31-year-old aspiring rapper from L.A. was fatally shot in broad daylight in a touristy area of Midtown Manhattan yesterday. Accounts indicate it was a professional-style hit.
Brandon Woodard, a Loyola Marymount University grad and perennial law school student with a possible arrest record was des ... More >>
We're tickled, of course, that CNN thinks "L.A. Is a Heavenly Place." We do, too!
But as so many L.A.-ophiles discovered upon actually reading the meat of the article, writer Jennifer Wolfe thinks of L.A. like a postcard, not the smoggy grimy wasteland we've come to call heaven.
The piece is part ... More >>
This is the second chapter in a (badly Photoshopped) series on the L.A. Redistricting Commission's gerrymandered new voting districts. Previously: "Eric Garcetti's District 13 Looks Like an Evil Squirrel."
It's one of the most blatant land grabs in L.A. redistricting history: Westchester, an up-and ... More >>
Updated below: Pepperdine tries to further justify its position, saying an LGBT club would "not affirm the University's traditional sexual ethic."
Originally posted January 23 at 3 p.m.
Thriving LGBT clubs are almost a given at California's public universities. (And even private, stick-up-its-arse ... More >>
So Amanda Knox spent four years in Italian jail for a murder she didn't commit. Don't think for a second it couldn't happen here: Knox's injustice has nothing on the nearly two decades that Los Angeles man Obie Anthony spent behind bars downtown, reading self-help books and struggling to maintain hi ... More >>
Long Beach PostSupervisor Don Knabe, looking particularly white in the Martin Luther King Jr. paradeIs Don Knabe is on the verge of getting swallowed by L.A. County's rising Latino tide?
The two minority members on the five-person L.A. County Board of Supervisors -- Gloria Molina and Mark Ri ... More >>
LAPDLonnie David Franklin Jr.Lonnie Franklin Jr., the man on trial for allegedly killing 10 women and attempting to kill one more (her survivor's tale, here), maybe be pleading "not guilty" to the charges -- but his lawyer seems to be the only one buying that story.
According to the Associat ... More >>
CBS NewsThe photo of Logan that CBS originally included in its news flash, "moments before she was attacked on Feb. 11, 2011."â€‹In the hours and days following CBS reporter Lara Logan's brutal and repeated rape in Egypt, the world understandably wanted details. But Logan only released a brief state ... More >>
John Deasy, man of the hourWell, we were right: Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's superintendent of choice made it past the L.A. School Board yesterday. Board members voted him in 6-0; only Steve Zimmer, of Board District 4, abstained.
John Deasy will now be promoted from deputy superintendent to ... More >>
John DeasyBoard members of the Los Angeles Unified School District agreed to hire John Deasy as deputy superintendent yesterday, which will make him a major player in the operation of the nation's second largest public school system, and a possible successor to Superintendent Ramon Cortines. ... More >>
"Los Angeles is where personal freedom is defined by the automobile. A city where store entrances are accessible through parking lots rather than sidewalks," observes artist Diane Meyer in her essay, "Car-less in Los Angeles." The remark found instant resonance with my life in the city. A year and a ... More >>