When Antonio Villaraigosa became the first Latino mayor of Los Angeles in modern times, he did it with record-breaking turnout from the Latino community. And since then, Latino voter registration has surged from 22% to about 29% of the city electorate.But without a major Latino candidate on the ball ... More >>
This week's print edition of LA Weekly is a "Then and Now" retrospective on the L.A. Riots -- a seven-page dive into the scenes of destruction across Los Angeles 20 years ago, and the state those places find themselves in today. All this reminiscing led us to wonder: What was the Weekly's immediate ... More >>
Troubling allegations unsealed in investigative files of case against the grocery-chain magnate, who was a symbol of either the ethnic striver or the ingenious gangster -- or both
Unpainted walls and a shared TV? Or chandeliers and movie stars?
Westsiders turn an effort to oust a councilman into amateur hour
A political machine squeezes out Tokofsky, Montañez and Fuentes, giving voters sanitized choices
Did City Halls plan to fight gangs bankroll a gangster?
The name Vignali receded into L.A. history after the “Pardongate” scandal of 2001, but questions remain about drug-dealing son Carlos and his real estate magnate father, Horacio, who just might be pulling the strings in the remaking of downtown L.A.
Back to the first act for L.A. Theatre Center
What keeps L.A.’s politicians from delivering on their progressive dreams
Labor helps Jimmy survive a scandal at City Hall — for now
Ed Reyes is angry. He wants the "zombies" in L.A.’s Planning Department out. He wants affordable-housing supporters in. And he wants his more polite colleagues on the City Council to help him pull it off.
Building the case against L.A.’s top planner
It’s Little League versus skateboarders in Highland Park
L.A. is a Wal-Mart town. Get used to it.
L.A. opens debate on affordable housing
And assorted other City Council maneuvers
. . . and to spend more time with their families . . .
From the Narrows to South L.A.
Four vital steps toward a better L.A. in under two weeks
On the Hahn coalition, and other short-lived phenomena
Our recommendations in the April 10 Los Angeles city election
The hasty departure of Richard Polanco
Abandoned bakery could become community-college satellite
Holiday showtime hits City Hall
The City Council figures out its new role
What it will take to fix the LAPD
End of the line for L.A. River park
What the City Council does instead of governing
Van de Kamp’s to become a hardware giant
Let’s bring in an outside review of LAPD scandal
Are Cesar Portillo’s anti-Jackie Goldberg mailings fair?
L.A.'s school bureaucrats belong on the Belmont site
Mayor Riordan doesn’t like it when people criticize his business record
Demolition threatens another L.A. landmark
City draped in ads — for cheap!
For the Weekly's handy one-page tear-out Voter Guide, see the inside back cover of next week's issue.
USC food workers fast for new contract
For contract workers at LAX, living wage is grounded
City attorney seeks to pre-empt mayoral field
Reform is the reason, but there’s little rhyme to Riordan’s school slate
The Blue Line is a damned good idea — that costs too damned much
The City Council lines up behind the new charter — but that doesn’t mean it has to like it
What the banished I.G. could do for the beleaguered D.A.
Repairing downtown, riparianly