Setting aside promises, how have they behaved?
Eric Smidt must be L.A.'s least-written-about, super-rich, self-made guy pouring money into Democratic races in the U.S., and now he's given $50,000 to the Coalition for School Reform to elect Kate Anderson and Antonio Sanchez to the powerful LAUSD Board of Education, and to re-elect incumbent Monic ... More >>
It was only last month that L.A. Mayor Antonio Villariagosa waived a wand and erased the city's $336 million deficit (at least on paper), turning in an optimistically balanced budget. Looks like the folks at the Moody's credit rating service aren't impressed. This week, according to Bloombe ... More >>
Norma Lopez.Following the wide attention recently given to the tragic case of 17-year-old Norma Lopez, the Inland Empire teenager whose body was found in a field in Moreno Valley this week, it's fair to ask if the news media still give more air time and ink to missing white women than they do ... More >>
How L.A.'s budget clouds suddenly parted
How Beutner, Carr, Carson, D'Arcy, Freeman, Greuel, Raj, Santana, Szabo, Villaraigosa & Co. pushed L.A. to the cliff edge
It turns out Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was more bark than bite Tuesday when he announced that he would pursue putting most city services on a three-days-a-week schedule to take a bite out of Los Angeles' deficit. The city's chief legislative analyst, Gerry Miller, said Wednesday that the ma ... More >>
More bad news on the city budget, as City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana told the council today that Standard & Poor's has downgraded the city's credit rating.The move follows a warning last week from Moody's Investors Service, which noted that the city is in danger of draining its reserv ... More >>
The City Council on Thursday voted to order city departments to identify and layoff an additional 3,000 employees, above the 1,000 already targeted for cuts. The vote was nine in favor and three abstaining but, once again, layoffs have not been set in stone. Based on a motion by Councilwoman ... More >>
In layoff roulette, mayor aims at city attorney but City Council won't pull trigger
This Thursday, January 28, jazz lovers should head out to Spaghettini Italian Grill and Jazz Club in Seal Beach for a very special treat: James Moody, the legendary bopper, Dizzy Gillespie associate, and composer of the immortal "Moody's Mood for Love" will be appearing with the Grammy Jazz E ... More >>
The L.A. Public Library has a great online feature that allows you to view city directories for a select number of eras, along with many more telephone books. A search through the 1936 city directory, under the heading "Publications -- Periodical, Professional, Scientific, Technical, Trade, Etc.," r ... More >>
Jazz picks around L.A.
Uncovering our wet and wild past. Is it safe, or even possible, to let the water flow again?
Carson meets Michael Ovitz