Posted On: 4:18 p.m. | June 21, 2012
Skylar Peak, 28, became the youngest person ever elected to Malibu's City Council in April. He garnered the most votes among seven candidates, nabbing 24% of the total, and could well become mayor in a year. View Post»
Posted On: 10:34 p.m. | June 19, 2012
The city of Los Angeles launched a major street and sidewalk cleaning program on skid row in response to public health concerns in the poverty-stricken neighborhood. View Post»
Posted On: 6:25 p.m. | June 16, 2012
An entrepreneur looking to open a new marijuana store in downtown Los Angeles envisioned his business model in simple terms.
He would buy bags of buds from growers for about $3,200 a pound, divvy up the product and sell it over the counter for $15 for a gram – more than twice what he paid. Since even small dispensaries often sold a pound a day, he expected to make at least $3,000 a day in... View Post»
Posted On: 3:47 p.m. | June 16, 2012
Volunteers restoring the grand old clock at the city landmark made some surprising discoveries en route to replacing a tinkle with a peal.
Read the story by Steve Chawkins. View Post»
Posted On: 5:37 p.m. | June 15, 2012
The Obama administration will stop deporting young illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and who do not pose a security threat, senior administration officials said Friday. The move could prove important in a presidential campaign that will turn in part on Latino voters.
More than 150 students and Dream Act supporters rallied in front of a federal office building in downtown... View Post»
Posted On: 8:08 p.m. | June 14, 2012
Amber, a soft-spoken, feminine 12-year-old who loves Hello Kitty and fashion design, lives with a secret. Amber was born a boy. View Post»
Posted On: 11:41 a.m. | June 14, 2012
Kings fans gear up for parade and rally honoring the Stanley Cup champions in downtown Los Angeles. View Post»
Posted On: 8:00 p.m. | June 11, 2012
Kings win the Stanley Cup with a 6-1 victory in Game 6. View Post»
Posted On: 9:50 p.m. | June 9, 2012
Los Angeles and the Owens Valley are at war over water again, with the city trying to rework a historic agreement aimed at stopping massive dust storms that have besieged the eastern Sierra Nevada since L.A. opened an aqueduct 99 years ago that drained Owens Lake.
The L.A. Department of Water and Power has spent $1.2 billion in accordance with a 1997 agreement to combat the powder-fine dust... View Post»
Posted On: 11:11 a.m. | June 8, 2012
Maria Gomez, a UCLA graduate with a master's in architecture, grew up believing in the American Dream while living in its shadows as an illegal immigrant. View Post»
Posted On: 10:13 p.m. | June 7, 2012
Los Angeles Kings hockey fans get their game face on outside Staples Center. View Post»
Posted On: 8:26 a.m. | June 5, 2012
Ramiro Gomez, an artist from West Hollywood, installs life size cardboard cutouts of nannies, gardeners, valet workers and housekeepers around the wealthy districts of the city.
Read the full story by "Artist pays homage to L.A.'s unseen workers" View Post»
Posted On: 7:09 a.m. | June 5, 2012
Kings fail to finish off the Devils in Game 4 After two scoreless periods, New Jersey beats Jonathan Quick twice in the third period in a 3-1 victory. Game 5 is Saturday in Newark. View Post»
Posted On: 11:28 p.m. | May 30, 2012
The pollution-choked Malibu Lagoon is in such poor health that state park officials are set to drain it and reshape it with bulldozers next month, a repair job so aggressive that activists are now pledging civil disobedience. View Post»
Posted On: 7:45 p.m. | May 26, 2012
The men trudge up the staircase, slip around a body asleep on the landing and enter a dim corridor, where a fat man with broken teeth and two missing fingertips rouses himself off a saggy couch. El Hotel Centenario in Mexicali, Mexico was once among the grandest in Mexicali, in an era when the arcades and honky-tonks of downtown drew throngs of round-the-clock revelers. It's now a temporary... View Post»
Posted On: 5:26 p.m. | May 23, 2012
Natalie Cole isn’t a victim of the struggling economy. She was poor before and is poor now. Hers is a story of entrenched poverty — a whirl of choices, challenges and chaos that keeps undermining her spurts of personal progress. Tracking Cole’s life over six months offers a messy and at times disheartening insight into vexing social policy questions: How do you break the cycle of... View Post»