A plan to post each California state lawmaker's spending habits online -- proposed by Republican Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen, and supported by her fellow Republicans in Legislature -- just died at the hands of Democrats. L.A. libs love to hate on the GOP. But when it comes to big, irresponsible gov ... More >>
picasaur.usTomorrow's gangsters.California State Assemblyman Tony Mendoza is tackling L.A.'s gang problem one uninvolved parent at a time: In a bill that breezed through Legislature yesterday -- virtually unreported, except by our sister paper OC Weekly (so proud!) -- Mendoza gives the state ... More >>
Dem on Dem Payback State Assembly Speaker Karen Bass (D-L.A.) disciplined three members of her party for not voting to put spending limits on the ballot -- part of a key compromise Democrats made to finally pass a budget with Republicans. Stripped of their committee chairmanships were Black Caucus l ... More >>
A Spanish translation of The Town the Law Forgot. Pandillas, carteles y políticas al estilo sur de la frontera enlodan la reputación de un suburbio de L.A.
An L.A. burb is mired in gangs, cartels and south-of-the-border-style politics
Edited by Kateri Butler