The Austin Beutner effort has quietly closed down for lack of interest among those who could finance a new web new site, writes Leo Wolinsky, the former LA Times managing editor. He notes that KPCC's hunger for grants also sucks up non-profit money that might otherwise go into creating new, better local news sites.
America has always been a welcoming abode for many who leave their own lands behind in search of the freedom to live in peace and thrive. "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Show More Summary
A dismissal motion filed Tuesday in federal court alleges that former Sheriff Lee Baca and former undersheriff Paul Tanaka personally ordered the hiding of federal jailhouse informant Anthony Brown.
Obama and Russia, again. It's an ongoing storyline, President Barack Obama's chronic problem in properly reading Russia and in particular, President Vladimir Putin. We're shocked that Putin would intervene militarily in Crimea. Why? My...Show More Summary
The Obama administration wrote a new chapter Wednesday in the "if you like your health plan, you can keep it" chronicles, decreeing that plans it once derided as "junk" or "substandard" can remain in effect until October 2017 -- long after the next presidential election. Show More Summary
My dearest son and daughter,
It sounds as if someone in the Obama administration has been re-reading George F. Kennan, who ( as I noted in my column ) advocated a policy of “containing” Russian expansionism — but always giving Moscow’s rulers a face-saving way to back down.
Last month, in endorsing President Obama’s nomination of veteran litigator Debo Adegbile to head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, a Los Angeles Times editorial noted the possibility that Republicans would line up against the nominee. Show More Summary
Consuming celebrity news, you might think that nothing is off-limits to the prying eyes of the paparazzi. In late January, actors Dax Shepard and his wife Kristen Bell launched a campaign on Twitter to end harassment they face from the paparazzi for pictures of their baby. Show More Summary
There are bad parents, and there are ungrateful teenagers, and then there are the battling Cannings of New Jersey. And what they’ve unleashed, if you’ll excuse the cliche, is the “Mother (and Father vs. Daughter) of All Lawsuits.”
Every now and again, you get a reminder that you are exactly where you should be. This happened to me just recently, and I am so grateful for that reminder. I was scheduled to go do a radio show in LA last week, and I was just so exhausted and overwhelmed with a busy workweek that I just wanted to relax instead. Show More Summary
Yep, I finally did it. I read over a book a week all of the past year. More than that -- I never fell behind or stopped. I was always ahead of schedule for the entire year. So now, this coming year, guess what? I'd like you to do the same. Show More Summary
There's no Oscar for Best Manmade "Natural" Disaster, but if there were, Southern California would win in a mudslide. After all, Hollywood's movie studios have spent decades perfecting the cinematic catastrophe: earthquakes, hurricanes, avalanches, fires, floods, you name it. Show More Summary
By Lloyd Ellman This article originally appeared on Food Politic: Journal of Food News and Culture. Salt -- the delicious alchemy between explosive sodium and the toxic green gas chlorine -- is an essential mineral for biological life...Show More Summary
Will plastic water bottles soon go the way of the single-use plastic bag in Los Angeles and other big cities? The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to ban the sale of drinking water in single-use bottles on city property. Show More Summary
Banning e-cigarettes. LAPD to focus on traffic enforcement this year. Toni Atkins, the next Speaker. The future of the Hayden Tract. Dodgers fans starting to realize they may not see games on TV. Plus more.
City watchers embraced the recent news that Frank Gehry has been rehired as designer of the Grand Avenue project. This is the $650 million stack of towers and plazas long-planned next to Disney Hall, also designed by Gehry. Walt Disney...Show More Summary
Stretch your legs and your brain this weekend by trying something new, whether it's following a Cornelia Funke scavenger hunt at The Getty, driving to Newport Beach, checking out First Fridays at the NHM or taking in Jacob Hashimoto's version of kite-flying at MOCA Pacific Design Center. Much more on our website, The Family Savvy.
The last Monday of February 2014 was indeed historic for Malibu, Calif., because the Malibu City Council proclaimed that all cetaceans (whales and dolphins) that pass its shoreline have the right to life. Malibu is the first city in the U.S. Show More Summary
It's a little sad that some people find the fan palms growing out of Los Angeles area sidewalks and pavement cracks to be exotic — even iconic. Author and journalism prof Lynell George knows better.