Eric Smidt must be L.A.'s least-written-about, super-rich, self-made guy pouring money into Democratic races in the U.S., and now he's given $50,000 to the Coalition for School Reform to elect Kate Anderson and Antonio Sanchez to the powerful LAUSD Board of Education, and to re-elect incumbent Monic ... More >>
One of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2012 issue. Check out our entire People 2012 issue here.
Dennis Hedgecock wants to breed a better oyster to feed the world. Since 99 percent of the biosphere's volume is sea water, it's time to put it to work.
Oysters are a nearly ... More >>
The death of journalist Ruben Salazar at the hands of an L.A. County Sheriff's deputy in 1970 became a rallying point for the Chicano movement and inspired the first organization for Hispanic journalists in the United States -- CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California, where this reporter serves as a ... More >>
Updated on second page with exclusive details from the San Diego PD. (Correction: Russell wasn't arrested, only detained. Headline has been changed.) Also, Invisible Children responds.
According to NBC San Diego, cops caught the "storyteller and dreamer" behind the Kony 2012 campaign running around ... More >>
Hide your kids. Hide your wife. John Waters has escaped from Baltimore.
On Friday, Waters will appear at the University of Southern California for a discussion and screening of his classic Pink Flamingos. If you scored tickets you're in for a treat: by this point, Waters is almost as well known fo ... More >>
L.A. Librarian Maddy KerrAt L.A.'s Exposition Park Branch Library near the University of Southern California, children's librarian Maddy Kerr has seen firsthand the troubling after-effects of severely reduced operating hours at the Los Angeles Public Library system.
"People tell me that if ... More >>
In a battle of who can use the acronym "SC," our Goliath triumphed over their David Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court shut the door on an appeal from the University of South Carolina.
That SC wanted to use the letters on school-branded clothing. Our SC has a trademark and has sold tens of m ... More >>
MetroIn one of the more bizarre explanations for a public project postponement, a news organization discovered that paint caused the months-long delay of the Metro Gold Line light rail's Eastside Extension.
According to Neon Tommy, the publication of the USC Annenberg School for Communicatio ... More >>
â€‹Neon Tommy, the publication of the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, this week takes a look at the Weekly
and some of the changes that have taken place at the paper in recent
months, including the hiring of Editor-in-Chief Drex Heikes, a
well-respected journalist who has ed ... More >>
THIS COMING WEEK'S COMPREHESIVE THEATER LISTINGS ARE EMBEDDED WITH THE LATEST NEW THEATER REVIEWSAlso at your fingertips, this week's THEATER FEATURE: an Off-Broadway roundupLUMINOUS BIRCHRandy Sean Schulman applies the convention of silent film to live theater. With a group called The Collective, ... More >>