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"DONE" Is Kaput

Stephen Box can neatly trace his metamorphosis from guy helping the Greater Echo Park–Elysian Neighborhood Council to organizer of a middle-class insubordinatio...

LAUSD’s Finest Shakeup

Just days after L.A. Weekly reported that Los Angeles Unified School District’s tiny police force is steeped in mismanagement and dominated by a code of silence...
Newcomer faces longtimer:

Vahedi vs. Koretz City Council Race

Longtime Westside “quality-of-life” guerrilla Terry Tippit remembers the battle and its young warrior like it was yesterday: In 1985, a developer began erecting...
Credit: Justin Renteria

L.A's Hidden Housing Disaster

From the beginning, the Los Angeles Housing Department was charged with citywide housing policy and preservation of “affordable housing.” The department has onl...

Palisades Rathouse Case Settled Out of Court

To the dismay of courtroom journalists, Denham vs. Barthel has been settled out of court. Instead, we can now only guess how jurors would have reacted to the macabre tale of Pacific Palisades homeownership gone really wrong. Within the first full day of moving into their $1.8 million Pacific Palisades......

Proposition 6: The Most Implosive

The law-and-order authors of Proposition 6 call it the “Safe Neighborhoods Act,” and they promote it with a hard-to-resist appeal: Pass this in order to “stop g...