We spend most of the year criticizing Los Angeles' ugly buildings and other unfortunate aspects of the local built environment. Here's our chance to rundown some of the thoughtful, inspiring and downright stellar projects that make us L.A. proud, and that make our burg a better place in general.
The Assembly District 43 incumbent faces opponent Greg Krikorian, but a worse opponent is Mayor Sam
Don't you just love when public-sector pricks try to threaten truthy Internet journalists with baseless "defamation" lawsuits? Nothing's funnier to us than the image of these guys in their offices, all red-nosed and flustered, shaking their fists and frantically searching Thesaurus.com for bigger a ... More >>
monkeybuddha.comA consultant for the Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters chooses the top three L.A. City Council candidates. It's discomfiting to watch leaders of the Los Angeles League of Conservations Voters awkwardly try to play king-maker and repress debate in the wide-open Los Ange ... More >>
Councilman Huizar.L.A. neighborhood councils were launched as a way to get grass-roots participation in City Hall's decisions. They're an official part of L.A.'s governing process, and in many cases they occupy taxpayer-funded offices. But one "NC," Northeast L.A.'s "32," was recently kicked ... More >>
While real L.A. goes begging, City Hall pours millions into a plastic promenade
Over the past 50 years, the city has tried repeatedly to turn Grand Avenue into the living, breathing heart of downtown, and has failed miserably. Now, a public-private group led by Eli Broad is trying again with the emphasis on private