With just under 24,000 absentee ballots counted by the city clerk, incumbent Steve Zimmer has a significant 16-point lead over challenger Kate Anderson. Zimmer has tried as best he can to hold the middle ground between the teachers union and the reformers. But middle grounds are hard to come by in ... More >>
Update, 11:39 PM: The race is tightening up a bit, with Zimmer's lead down to 10 percent. Incumbent Steve Zimmer has a significant lead over challenger Kate Anderson, with absentee ballots and a small number at-poll ballots being counted. This race was expected to go down to the wire. But Zimmer ... More >>
Why do so many rich men want to buy it? And how did it get to this point anyway?
Are movies such as Shame and Sleeping Beauty feel-bad finger-wagging or heirs to the Last Tango throne?
LulzSec does L.A.The summer storm of hacks carried out by Anonymous offshoot LulzSec -- beginning with Fox News in May, and ending with News Corp. in July -- may have gone quiet, but the FBI is just now nabbing some of its alleged masterminds. (If you consider giggly, self-satisfied techies t ... More >>
Chicano Studies ReaderA small group of educators is pissed that California's epic cuts to its higher education system don't seem to be affecting diversity programs as much as the rest. This amid reports that UC students could see $22,000-year tuition within four years. Of course, that kind o ... More >>
Update: Justin Timberlake signs on as a co-owner and creative director. Earlier: It's a done deal, with the Wall Street Journal reporting today that Specific Media made the purchase for between $30 and $40 million and that it plans to cut the 500 person MySpace workforce in half. What becom ... More >>
Ahh, the good ol' daysIf you're still mackin' on MySpace, we have some bad news: Not only will the site issue massive layoffs this week, it also will probably be sold for the price of a few bacon-wrapped hot dogs. As Gawker reported yesterday, the social media site that News Corp. paid $580 ... More >>
L.A.'s fraud king is back and taking the media for another ride
Frank McCourt's Wife Is Only the Latest to Get the Raw End of a Deal