A few weeks ago, Emanuel Pleitez called up Fernando Guerra -- a veteran political analyst -- and asked whether he should run for mayor. Pleitez is just 29, with a resume that includes Stanford and Goldman Sachs. He has no shortage of ambition, but Guerra told him to hold off."I don't think he stands ... More >>
Updated at the bottom with some of the report's findings. First posted on June 21.
In L.A. your favorite outlaw drug, marijuana, is pretty much legit and widely available (for now). But what if it wasn't?
What if you had to scrounge around dirty, dark alleys, buy your fix from shady drug dealers, ... More >>
norml.orgObama says no to marijuana, ironically.The call for legalization has gone from the back of a VW van to the forefront of global politics in the span of two generations.
Tomorrow a report from a group of world leaders that includes former UN secretary general Kofi Annan, former U.S. ... More >>
By Tibby Rothman
Many Southern Californians were mystified by this news from the Wall Street Journal and NBC's Firstread blog:
The often stumbling Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, whose city budget deficit has hit a historic high and who has based his economic plan in Los Angeles almost entirely on a s ... More >>