Los Angeles wags had pre-ordained that the sole woman on L.A.'s all-male City Council would be insider Cindy Montanez. But the CW crowd has no grip on how East San Fernando Valley voters think. Voters instead chose Nury Martinez yesterday, a big upset in L.A. muni election history. Martinez joins 1 ... More >>
Will this black woman be a game-changer at the D.A.'s office?
Flickr/thomashawkSign to the Earl Carroll Theater, now on display at Universal CityWalk in Universal City. There's something beautiful about a flickering motel light, all arrows, "vacancy" and red sizzle. Neon signs are hypnotic, fantastical creations -- and L.A. is a great city to go hunting ... More >>
Steve Cooleyâ€‹Updated at 3:08 p.m. District Attorney Steve Cooley will retire next year after serving three terms in office.In a letter to supporters, Cooley is endorsing his chief deputy, Jackie Lacey, to succeed him in next year's election. Cooley's retirement has been widely anticipated since he ... More >>
Black teen who filmed an LAUSD campus cop hitting a student faces bizarre charges and years in prison
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A Homeless Christian-Muslim From Palestine Pitches a Tent Behind Bed Bath & Beyond in Northridge. Then Come the Railroad Men and Feral Cat Activists.
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How Tony Cardenas lost his bid for City Council
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Watchdog agency under fire for colluding with space firm
Cancer rates elevated among space-lab workers
Fresh face wins powerful friends, influence in Valley district
Old-School Campaign Hands Alacaron a Razor-thin Victory
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