With just a few days left before absentee ballots are mailed in the L.A. mayor's race, Wendy Greuel has released a new TV ad highlighting her endorsements from Barbara Boxer, Richard Riordan and Magic Johnson.The Greuel campaign has spent heavily on this one -- about $700,000 over the next five days ... More >>
Updated with the ringleader's ID and sentence. First posted at 1:38 p.m. Cops today said eight people have been arrested in connection with an attempt to bribe a Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles adviser so that people, including alleged business owners, who might not normally qualify fo ... More >>
Simone WilsonWhile gazing at the recently proposed boundaries for L.A.'s 15 voting districts -- which is clearly what we like to do in our spare time -- we realized that the gerrymandered City Council District 13 is the spitting image of an evil squirrel. And so begins our (badly Photoshoppe ... More >>
Through the end of 2011, the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) received a thorough spanking from press and politicians alike. L.A. City Controller Wendy Greuel scrambled to play catchup with an Earth-shaking investigation by local news station KCET -- revealing swanky dinners, li ... More >>
KCETSimmons did his best to brush off reporter Laurel Erickson for months.The reporters and producers at SoCal Connected, a weekly investigatory segment on local TV station KCET, have achieved the impossible. Their ongoing expose of the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) -- ... More >>
Who should get $1 million in poverty funds, the rich or the poor?
Funny how L.A. City Councilmembers are acting all sympathetic toward the 99 percent camping on their front lawn -- then making sweet deals with millionaire companies so the well-off don't have to pay a dime. When as far as we can tell, that's pretty much exactly the type of behavior Occupy is spitti ... More >>
Guzzle & NoshSoul Daddy in Los Angeles at the Hollywood & Highland mall. Soul Daddy arrived on the American fast casual dining scene the same way the reality show responsible for its existence arrived on television: haltingly, half-heartedly, with no panache and no clear vision. Soul Daddy, ... More >>
Villaraigosa quietly plans to hand Gensler $1 million meant for the poor
PHOTO BY TED SOQUIThe Avenue 26 project from the original story, which Mayor Villaraigosa called a model for family housingThe Weekly's cover story for March 6 -- "Black Lung Lofts," by Patrick Range McDonald -- revealed that the City of Los Angeles was allowing developers to build family hou ... More >>
TheTruthAbout ... via FlickrIt was really nice of the Obama administration to dedicate another $149 million to California communities torn by housing foreclosure. But we wonder if the money could be better spent. In announcing the cash influx Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urba ... More >>
Two fed up YouTubians embarrass a City Hall insider into demolishing a shocking hovel
Something strange and ugly is happening in Los Angeles, although you don't hear Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa speaking much about it. On Tuesday, the National Fair Housing Commission visits Los Angeles to hold a hearing on the foreclosure crisis. According to the commission's press release, "Forty yea ... More >>
Smart growth’s biggest boosters still love suburban living
City pension boards plan to pour a king’s ransom into urban real estate pushed by insiders like Henry Cisneros
An accountant’s case sheds light on a troubled L.A. center
Did a struggling white writer of gay erotica become one of multicultural literature’s most celebrated memoirists — by passing himself off as Native American?
A guide to living among the crack addicts, mentally ill, homeless and young-pros-on-the-go in a changing downtown
Jan Perry goes after LAPD Officer Torres
Spending a night with the L.A. count
Will mixed-income housing revitalize Boyle Heights? Or just chase out the poor?
The decline of black politics in America
Jeffrey Anderson investigates the turbulent world of L.A.'s flagship refugee agency and its mysterious director, Nikki Tesfai
Why dont Hollywood Democrats run for public office?
The Weekly’s recommendations in the March primary
Feds are auditing Housing Authority for possible fraud
Cardenas and Greuel must square off again in City Council race
Wendy and Tony battle to fill the shoes of Wachs
The Weekly’s recommendation in the December 11 special election in the 2nd District
. . . The husband, the son, the boyfriend . . . a drunk's tale
From the Narrows to South L.A.
Collected sayings of a presidential thief, Part 3
End of the line for L.A. River park
Labor leads the battle to grant legal status to millions of America’s — and L.A.’s — undocumented immigrants
The threat of a Bush victory
Meet Fran Pavley: Westside winner
Some 1,400 low-income tenants live atop an old refinery and toxic dump
L.A. River boosters try to stop federal money for industrial project
Seven months ago, the American Cinematheque triumphantly completed its renovation of Hollywood's Egyptian Theater. Now the organization is $2 million in debt. Can it survive?
Plus, Eddie Murphy's The PJ's and Scott Adams' Dilbert
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