Updated at the bottom: Health experts say only some types of bacterial meningitis are spread person-to-person, these types are not as contagious as flu and are not sexually transmitted. The CDC says there is no increased risk among gays and no rationale for county officials to alter their approach. ... More >>
As expected, the L.A. City Council gave its final unanimous approval this afternoon to a new zoning code that will allow for the Manhattanization/Blade Runner-ization of Hollywood. Opposition to the plan has been long and loud. Hollywood preservationists are hoarse from screaming at city leaders, w ... More >>
Update: A National Weather Service tsunami warning for the L.A. coast has been downgraded to a tsunami advisory. After the jump: Boats damaged in Catalina. Could it happen in L.A.? See that story here. The National Weather Service issued a tsunami watch for the Southern California coast thi ... More >>
Entrenched and ridiculed, they line up for a March 8 "coronation"
L.A.'s postwar zoning code on the chopping block
Mother slams District Attorney for throwing book at teen with cell phone camera
San Fernando Valley Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes takes Sacramento bill-peddling to a new low
Also, Scorpions, Viza, the Park and others
Lavishing cash on itself, the L.A. City Council prepares to slash the parks
Need a visual aid for your print edition? Jonathan Gold explores the tortas ahogadas of Los Angeles ("you do not nibble at a torta ahogada; you dive straight into it, trusting that you will come out alive"). Click through for Anne Fishbein's spectacular photos and read more in Gold's Counter Intelli ... More >>
Having done little homework, the City Council prepares to approve a medical pot law
A former commission president slams L.A.'s planning director as a developer sellout
Law enforcement officials called off the search today for the remains of 16-year-old Roger Madison who was believed to be buried along the 23 Freeway at the Tierra Rejada Road offramp in Moorpark for the last 40 years. Madison was a victim of child serial murderer Mack Ray Edwards. The remains pr ... More >>
As a media throng watched from behind yellow crime scene tape, dozens of law enforcement and forensic experts on Monday began excavating a small piece of land along the 23 Freeway in Moorpark where police believe child serial murderer Mack Ray Edwards buried 16-year-old Roger Dale Madison 40 years a ... More >>
Bitter homes & gardens?
Two frosted haired ladies walk stiffly through the ebbs and flows of sidewalk traffic on West Alameda Avenue in Burbank. The street is lined with WGA strikers circling the Disney, NBC and Warner Bros. studios. The ladies, residents of the O.C. are here to enjoy their recent retirement. Tops on their ... More >>
Doling out dough to current and ex-girlfriends, Alarcón spent a small fortune to win a post he no longer wants
Drugs, death, drama, gangs... hows a teenage, all-girl party crew supposed to stay on top?
The strange ways of Richard Alarcón
King/Drew slips away on county supervisors’ watch
Local filmmaker Brian Flemming would rather do it himself
Antonio’s heroics have suddenly inspired the citizens of Metropolis, but will he be brought down by his own brand of Kryptonite?
Antonio vows to work every day for all of L.A.
Robert Blake walks — and talks
Robert Blake’s accuser’s alien problem
Ed Reyes is angry. He wants the "zombies" in L.A.’s Planning Department out. He wants affordable-housing supporters in. And he wants his more polite colleagues on the City Council to help him pull it off.
Unlikely activists shoot down Palisades cell-phone tower
The citywide implications of a Valley election
Jilted printer will start its own papers to compete with Weekly
How blue is my valley
My Ruin's prayer under pressure
Growing up with the San Fernando Valley
The debate that matters on gang injunctions
Why the SEIU caved and the UTU hung tough
Playa Vista’s earthquake fault and pockets of methane
The dumping of L.A.’s No. 1 Chicano DJ
The Disaster Waiting To Happen Inside L.A.'s Steel-Frame Towers
On The Science, Pseudoscience and Lunatic Logic of Earthquake Prediction
Immigration will revitalize Fortress L.A.
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