Here's a quick guide to the key races and issues on the May 21, 2013 ballot in the city of Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Mayoral Race:
Read this fascinating dissection of the five main behavioral and philosophical differences between 2013 Los Angeles mayoral candidates Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti, ... More >>
The LAPD is springing forward with a whole mess of DUI checkpoints and drunk patrols this weekend.
The department publicizes the enforcement operations with the hope that you'll think twice about drinking and driving: "The deterrent effect of sobriety checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing th ... More >>
Over the past few months, you've watched us catalog our 100 Favorite Dishes. Catalog being a lovely term meaning eating our way across this town, well, even more than usual. And because we thought you might want a better way to access these, we've collected all one hundred into one piece, a menu if ... More >>
Let's count the reasons we love mole. It's rich and intense. Warm and comforting. Spicy, yet sweet and often savory. A seamless blend of 20 to 40 (or more) ingredients that have been toasted, roasted, ground, blended and cooked. Radiant and colorful. A mix of Old World spices with New World chiles a ... More >>
PHOTO BY KEVIN SCANLONRichard RiordanBad news for LAUSD's underserved schoolchildren, good news for the dirty politicians of West Hollywood: Award-winning LA Weekly reporter Patrick Range McDonald will be taking the next six months off for a private commission.
McDonald was approached by Ric ... More >>
Ted SoquiApartment building near a freeway in L.A.'s east sideDr. Calvin Hobel, an obstetrician-gynecologist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, believes the National Children's Study has the opportunity to change lives.
"If we can begin to improve pregnancy outcome," Hobel tells L.A. Weekly, e ... More >>
Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon late Wednesday insisted he was innocent after he was charged with 18 criminal counts, including perjury and voter fraud, related to allegations that he hasn't been living in his district. His wife faced six similar charges. Stated Alarcon:
My wife ... More >>
Updated with Alarcon pleading not guilty. Originally posted at 12:51 p.m.
Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon pleaded not guilty Wednesday to 18 criminal counts in connection with allegations that he lives outside his San Fernando Valley district, which would be illegal. His wife, Fl ... More >>
Councilman Richard Alarcon.Facing a District Attorney's office inquiry over a claim that he has not been living in his own district, Councilman Richard Alarcon came clean today with an admission that he hasn't been living at his registered residence since late October, but the admission came ... More >>
It looked like a simple shooting, but the Pets R Us killing exposed an organized-crime network running credit-card and recycling fraud. And one of its leaders, Sarkis Antonyan, a.k.a. Little Al Capone, had two bullets in his head.