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Only a few short weeks into the new year and the GOP is busy. The president's recent inaugurati ... More >>
Protesters delivered a petition to City Hall today calling on Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to step down from the Committee to Fix the Debt.Angela Garcia Combs, who launched the petition last week through MoveOn.org, printed out about 14,000 signatures and dropped them off at the mayor's office at ... More >>
Did you play the presidential drinking game on Wednesday night? Well, even if you think you did, you probably didn't -- mainly because if you're reading this then chances are you're still alive and not the victim of massive, massive case of alcohol poisoning.
I mean, we get it, no one really plays ... More >>
The Supreme Court's ruling today upholding the healthcare reform law will have a major effect close to home. In Los Angeles County, some 2.2 million people do not have health insurance. Thanks to the ruling, 1.7 million of them will have access to coverage, according to a statement from Mitchell Kat ... More >>
Sure, history has turned a corner for African Americans. There's that one president. (And he might just get reelected if gas stays below $8 a gallon). There's multimillionaire Hollywood mogul Tyler Perry. And basketball sensation Jeremy Lin. Wait. He's what now?
Oh, you get the picture.
But UCLA ... More >>
Joseph Kishore, an actual socialist.Socialism returned to the United States in an odd way three years ago when pundits took to the airwaves to scream about gulags and breadlines, but the talking heads never actually explained what Socialism as a political ideology stood for. What better way t ... More >>
Karen Apricot New Orleans/FlickrFood stamps accepted.
We've told you before. Food stamps are hotter than the flames that hissed around that truck of yams on I-5 Thursday morning (where was a marshmallow avalanche and a dusting of brown sugar when you needed them, right?). If you require fu ... More >>
Nearly 29 percent of residents of L.A. County younger than 65 didn't have health insurance at some point last year, according to a new UCLA study. That's a staggering 2.7 million people and was significantly higher than the statewide average of 24.3 percent.
Researchers blame the recession, ... More >>
The other photos we might have used were too unpleasant
A new study from UCLA researchers has one in four California having never seen a dentist.
There's a lot of illuminating, and heartbreaking findings in the study, published in the journal Health Affairs. There were significant dispariti ... More >>
Mississippi on the left; we're on the right.
A new report from from the Trust for America's Health confirms it: We're not as unhealthy as the rest of really unhealthy America. Sure, we're pretty unhealthy, but for now let's take in the good news and celebrate with a Double Down.
California ... More >>
Arnold.Facing a near $20 billion state deficit, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is holding health-care and programs for needy children hostage in an effort to get the federal government to kick in nearly $7 billion.
Of course, don't call it a bailout. Under Schwarzenegger's budget plan, which he ... More >>