Bill Burkeâ€‹Remember Bill Burke, the guy who offered to buy the Dodgers last week with $1.2 billion of China's money? Something about that didn't smell quite right, so last week we tracked down his wife's financial disclosure statement from 2003. Turns out, the Burkes are worth no more than $6.8 mi ... More >>
Supervisor Mike Antonovich has rolled up his gray-flannelled trousers to wade deep into the culture wars. Specifically, according to the L.A. Daily News, he wants the crucifix put back in the County Seal, now that the steel cross has been restored to the roof of the San Gabriel Mission, following it ... More >>
Town Without Pity -- And HospitalsEveryone knows South L.A. has problems -- even its civic moniker had to be changed from "South Central L.A." a few years ago, so synonymous had those words become with crime and poverty. A new study by the Community Health Councils, however, shows just how bad thing ... More >>
Parks, Ridley-Thomas and a vast labor machine duke it out. What about voters?
The ant (L.A. County Board of Supervisors) and the dung beetle (City Hall)
Theater News: The Mark Taper Forum's $30 Million Face Lift; Galatea aims for Fringe NYC festival; Company of Angeles former president Paul Brennan dies. TAPER FACELIFT On Tuesday morning, Center Theatre Group rolled out its $30 million re-design of the Mark Taper Forum, that has been dark for t ... More >>
She was hailed as a black pioneer and hero. Did she sell out?
MTA is dismantling the honor system, jacking up construction costs and lying about why
Miraculously, our subways use an honor system. The pencil pushers just hate that
County employees stole gift vouchers from foster kids. They might not be fired.
L.A.’s bid to copy Sydney feels like a humiliating replay of Millennium Eve
Bruce Willis, Maxine Waters and Living Wagers, plus a new religion for Teddy “The Gay Hypocrite” Haggard
Making sense of the ballot measures L.A. City Measures:
Making sense of the ballot measures
King/Drew slips away on county supervisors’ watch
An accountant’s case sheds light on a troubled L.A. center
Miguel, Martin and Maria Elena
Dr. Garthwaite abandons his five ailing patients
Playing field cleared for the former Assembly speaker
King/Drew gets closer to extinction, while Crenshaw High gets de-accredited. But folks are fighting back
Herb Wesson’s cakewalk turns into a challenge
A new building will benefit everybody but the people who live there. So what else is new?
Herb Wesson bids to succeed Ludlow, shuffling a familiar deck
Riot-scarred Vermont Avenue finally gets a big development, but some say it’s the wrong kind
An open letter to Miguel Contreras
Is Herb Wesson hoping his King-Drew role turns into more?
The long, sad road to King-Drew
The right lawyer could make sure that L.A. County is run openly
The ACLU takes on the county’s cross
Jeffrey Anderson investigates the turbulent world of L.A.'s flagship refugee agency and its mysterious director, Nikki Tesfai
Tuesday’s election gives the African-American community the chance to reclaim its roots
Villaraigosa in South-Central
The 9th Council District has new candidates and old problems
Politicians provide comic relief from election madness
The poor walk, so that the middle class can shrink
The newest county-government reform could benefit a political old-timer
Richard Fulton, rest in peace — the pols have left the building
Maybe it makes sense to expand L.A.’s Board of Supervisors
Who will be L.A.’s mayor in 2009? And 2017? Find out here.
Getting the county out of the arms trade
Private firms derailed in bid to take over county aid program
Sacramento’s latest stick-it-to-L.A. bill tempts writers
This county ordains a living wage for some, instead of for all
Supes poised to enact living-wage ordinance — but not for part-timers
75,000 workers (in 75,000 work sites!) form a union
The supes find a way