People are starving on Skid Row, children go without parents in South L.A., and immigrants will work for practically nothing in this town.
But a couple of rich conservatives threaten to buy the Los Angeles Times and -- whoa! -- opponents will hit the streets like anarchists in Seattle:
Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul has the libertarian college kids going ga-ga for his firm anti-big government stance.
Whereas the clean, hopeful, Shepard-Fairey vetted Obama campaign in 2008 was all the rage with Gen Y, Paul's more skeptical (even paranoid) approach is winning over young v ... More >>
Is porn a right, or a human rights abuse?China has a problem with porn. Our porn.
Being that we're in the adult video capital of America, we have to sit up straight whenever a world superpower calls us out for an industry that is a staple of Los Angeles.
Here's what the annual Chinese Human ... More >>
AP Photo/Stephanie Turner, FileReinhardt won't recuse himself from Prop.8 case
Opponents of same-sex marriage aren't happy to hear that Judge Stephen Reinhardt, a federal appeals court jurist, rejected calls to step down from a case involving the state's same-sex marriage ban.
Proponents o ... More >>
Ted SoquiI see brown people ... at a Bell City Council meeting.The Bell salary scandal, in which a city manager was found to be taking home as much as $1.5 million in compensation, has inspired headlines from coast to coast. But none of the coverage has been as dark as that of the Washington ... More >>
According to a article by California Watch, one in three California teenagers cannot get a job. Though teens from ages 16 and 19 generally face the highest rate of unemployment, the teen unemployment rate in California is more than double what it was back in 2000.
While 25.7 percent of teen ... More >>
The conservative Washington Times newspaper recently pointed out that California law actually mirror's Arizona's controversial new immigration legislation that encourages police to verify the immigration status of suspects they believe are in the country illegally.
The paper quotes Californ ... More >>
If anyone needs further proof that people respond to smart, grassroots organizing through the Internet, he only needs to look at yesterday's Courage Campaign petition drive.Patrick Range McDonaldPro-gay marriage marchers in Westwood in November, 2008.â€‹According to a Courage Campaign press release ... More >>
Sheriff to Close Jails? Going far beyond the early release of county inmates, Sheriff Lee Baca may also close a jail or two to cope with a massive budget shortfall that his department faces. L.A. TimesCandidate Boycotts Own Press Conference L.A. City Councilman and City Attorney candidate Jack Weiss ... More >>
An interview with Wale
by Brandon Perkins
Rest assured dedicated Web 2.0'ers, DC rapper Wale has not forsaken Twitter. One of the most committed Tweeters this side of Japanese school children, Wale had sworn off the message posting website after a particular Tweet got him in trouble with the DJ S ... More >>