California chefs -- think Alice Waters and Suzanne Goin -- have led the way in using seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients, practically inventing the concept of "California cuisine" in the process.
And so it's surprising to learn that our state placed a miserable 42nd of 51 in a national index ran ... More >>
David Rees, best known for his comic strip Get Your War On, is all over town this week promoting his new book, How to Sharpen Pencils: A Practical & Theoretical Treatise on the Artisanal Craft of Pencil Sharpening for Writers, Artists, Contractors, Flange Turners, Anglesmiths & Civil Servants. Bette ... More >>
America, the strange. As the middle class shrinks like wet sand under a hot sun, we continue to be fascinated by the good life. Are we living vicariously or holding on to that '80s pipe dream of upward mobility?
Last month the Census Bureau reported that, by new measures, including spending power, ... More >>
G. SnyderYup, that's a whole cow head
To describe the soon-to-be-unincorporated City of Vernon, located a few exits southeast of downtown, as an industrial wasteland might serve as an understatement. Most of the landscape is a collection of sprawling warehouses, massive scrapyards and factori ... More >>
The U.S. Census Bureau's latest big-city population data was released Tuesday and once again ... we're number two. In July, 2009, the latest month for which data was available, the city of L.A. had 3,831,868 residents, making it second only to the city of New York (8,391,881) in population si ... More >>
The California Community Foundation on Wednesday identified Los Angeles' least-counted areas in the 2010 U.S. Census and stated that, for the first time, early data means that outreach can give those communities a second shot at being represented.
Acorn, the controversial community service group caught up in an right-wing video sting that targeted its offices in Los Angeles and elsewhere last year, announced this week that it's closing up shop, with all its offices scheduled to shut their doors by April 1. And no, it doesn't seem to be ... More >>
With the 2010 U.S. Census soon underway, it's always been a sticking point with us that the gay community has been barely, if at all, counted. People are asked about their race on the short, census questionnaire, for example, but there's nothing
about sexual orientation.EQCAEquality California Exec ... More >>
(UPDATED with Valley stats after the jump). Don't tell the produces of The Hills or any of the other youth-oriented television shows that seem to portray people of color as background noise in California, but for the Golden State's under-18 population whites are now a minority.
This accordin ... More >>
U.S. CensusA trailer in full bloom.As the 2010 U.S. Census head count kicked off in Los Angeles this week, we were disappointed to learn that New York hosted a bigger traveling rig than what L.A. is getting. First New York claims it sees twice as many international tourists as the City of Ang ... More >>
Mayor V.Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa toured LAX's security systems Tuesday and he even reportedly went through a full-body scanner designed to detect concealed bombs, weapons or contraband. A U.S. Transportation Security Administration official pulled the mayor aside when his scan showed he was ... More >>
A state commission empowered with redrawing California senate and assembly district boundaries opened up to applications from everyday citizens Tuesday. Under Prop. 11, passed last year, power for redistricting shifts from the legislature to a 14-member commission that will ultimately be chos ... More >>