Please see today's L.A. Weekly cover story, "L.A. Mayor With Baggage Seeks Job: Antonio Villaraigosa's quest for Wall Street, Washington and wealth," and check out the mayor's original, unedited schedule, obtained by the Weekly, at the end of the next page.
In 2008, L.A. Weekly obtained Mayor Villa ... More >>
Car culture was the last element I embraced in my new life as an Angeleno. The first few months I lived here, filling my gas tank made me physically ill. The cost! The fossil fuels! The hours spent in traffic! I may have cried about it once or twice, alone in my sad sublet behind one of Silver Lake' ... More >>
After years of criticizing the every move of Los Angeles County's five-member governing board, gadfly extraordinaire Eric Preven -- known by county supervisors as the pesky mosquito who's never missed a meeting -- finally gets his crowing and legitimizing moment this week with a juicy expose on the ... More >>
Update: MTA Board defies labor and votes to award the contract to Kinkisharyo. More below.The state's most powerful labor leaders are urging the MTA not to award a $890 million rail-car contract to a Japanese company, arguing that the money should instead be pumped into the U.S. economy.Labor leader ... More >>
Not any more than it has been for the last four or five years, says Nico Melendez, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) spokesman for Los Angeles. And not any more than at any of L.A.'s other stations -- Metro, Greyhound, etc.
He says the CBS LA piece today on increased TSA presence at ... More >>
They're calling it "honey laundering." More than three-fourths of the honey sold in U.S. grocery stores is filtered to the point where it contains no pollen -- which would make it flunk the quality standards set by most of the world's food safety agencies, according to testing ... More >>
Timothy NorrisJohn Lennon once said of Los Angeles, "That's just a big parking lot where you buy a hamburger for the trip to San Francisco." Pretty rough stuff from a supposedly nice guy. Clearly, the Eggman (or was he the Walrus?) missed the endless taco stands, the pupusas, the pho, the don ... More >>
Bad press keeps rolling in for county brassMore trouble for the increasingly scrutinized Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department today: City News Service reports that Palmdale apartment manager Noel Bender is suing the county and three sheriff's deputies for an alleged beating and wrongful ja ... More >>
Different routes through Beverly Hills.They've made no secret of it: The folks in tony Beverly Hills don't want a subway under their precious high school (which inspired TV's 90210 and many a polo-shirted stereotype).
Well, it looks like Metro, the folks who are building the "Subway to the S ... More >>
One pothole closer to a better bus systemThe Bus Riders Union hasn't been able to file a civil-rights lawsuit against the Los Angeles MTA since 2001 -- when the Supreme Court decided private orgs shouldn't be able to sue public agencies using the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
The group actually ... More >>
MetroLos Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa touted the half-million jobs a recent study concluded would be the spoils of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's ambitious, 30-year plan to expand light rail throughout the region. The Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation paper, whic ... More >>