Venice filmmaker Dan Abrams wades into the Westside development wars
Looking to change the dynamics in a mayor's race that has her trailing, perhaps by double digits, Controller Wendy Greuel today launched a fresh assault on Councilman Eric Garcetti, calling on him to return contributions from a real estate developer who was convicted of fraud in the 1990s. ... More >>
In extraordinarily candid remarks to Los Angeles community activists, U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters ripped into fellow Democrat and U.S. Congressman Henry Waxman over plans to expand Los Angeles International Airport. At a Westchester Democratic Club meeting this past weekend, Waters minced no w ... More >>
Update below: Online petition calls for mayor to resign from Fix the Debt. Villaraigosa responds.Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has joined the Committee to Fix the Debt, thus completing his transformation from firebrand Chicano organizer to servant of the plutocracy.Fix the Debt wants lawmakers to addre ... More >>
Betsy Butler and Torie Osborn woo the carbon-counting strata of Assembly District 50
Betsy Butler's bright idea to attach her campaign flyers to plastic baby bottles must have seemed cute in theory. The current assemblywoman for much of L.A. County's South Bay area is shooting for finer pastures this November: She wishes to reign over the new citizen-drawn District 50, quite possib ... More >>
Yo! Venice!RV alleged to have dumped sewage in Venice gets stopped by the LAPD.There's so much uproar about sewage flowing on the streets of Venice you'd think it was a Third World slum. Another poop alert was issued over the weekend when an RV operator was spotted dumping its tank on Venice ... More >>
What can save L.A.ís broken neighborhood councils?