L.A. has its fair share of problems, from the nation's most torn-up roads to one of the America's worst unemployment rates. Southern California is an epicenter of home foreclosures. The gap between rich and poor here is bigger than the Angeles National Forest. There are Angelenos who are having trou ... More >>
From to a 70-year-old woman teaching others how to use medical marijuana to a man dedicated to saving the sea lions, these Angelenos prove that do-goodery can be vastly more interesting, creative, and fulfilling than writing a monthly charity check or two.
Check out our entire People 2012 issue her ... More >>
If you're one of those shoppers who struts into bookstores, clutching a latte in one hand and wrangling a book off the shelf with the other, Lee Kaplan thinks you should be a little ashamed of yourself. Lee and his wife Whitney own Arcana Books on the Arts, one of the best bookstores around for new ... More >>
SpaceXDragon.The Space Shuttle might be a relic of the past, but that doesn't mean America isn't still going to space. More and more, it's becoming a private affair.
Elon Musk's Hawthorne-based SpaceX was given a preliminary green light by NASA today for its second space mission. This one wi ... More >>
avramcYou can almost smell this photo.We've never been tempted to feel the burn, frankly, because Burning Man is such a hippy affair, what with the pungent, sobriety challenged people and unpaved conditions. Not our idea of fun.
However, it turns out that the annual Black Rock psychedelic sh ... More >>
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As you probably know already -- hopefully, if you're going to be in a car anywhere on the Westside later today -- President Obama is in town. Why? Why do you think: the man is fundraising in a place that has historically been very kind to him. So, the ... More >>
We couldn't make this stuff up if we tried: Elon Musk, the love-him, hate-him chief of electric-car company Tesla Motors -- the Bay Area automaker with the green-friendly halo over its head -- is also the leader of a Hawthorne company that just received a slap on the wrist by federal official ... More >>
Tesla MotorsTesla's Model S.After flirting with Downey and Long Beach, electric carmaker Tesla Motors has decided to build its next manufacturing plant in Northern California, where the company is based, Downey city officials announced Thursday.
City leaders expressed deep disappointment: "T ... More >>
The Tesla Roadster.The San Jose Mercury-News on Thursday identified all three people who died when a small, Los Angeles-bound plane they were in crashed Wednesday morning in the East Palo Alto fog.
According the paper, the trio of Tesla Motors employees on board included Doug Bourn, 56, a se ... More >>
Ahead of this week's Los Angeles International Auto Show, a select group of industry titans is gathering at the Hammer Museum in Westwood Tuesday to discuss alternative fuels and new technologies for the auto industry.
Scheduled attendees include Henrik Fisker, CEO of Fisker Automotive, John Krafci ... More >>
It looks like production of the 2011 Tesla Model S is coming to Los Angeles County. The District Weekly in Long Beach and the Downey Patriot report that Tesla is setting up shop for the new, moderately priced sedan at a former NASA facility in Downey.
"We're very close to being able to make an offi ... More >>
This Property Is Condemned As had been predicted following massive fourth-quarter losses, Mereulo Maddux Properties, the largest owner of downtown L.A. properties, is seeking bankruptcy protection. L.A. TimesHate Is Enough Progressive radio station KPFK 90.7 FM has temporarily suspended its "La Caus ... More >>