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Frederick Wiseman's first decade of docs kicks off a vital retrospective

One of the timeliest, most urgent movies you can see in a Los Angeles theater next month was first shown nearly 50 years ago, not long after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and the devastating race riots that followed in its wake. Among the cities hit the hardest was Kansas City, Mo.,...

Why isn't Jackie Lacey trying to jail a violent cop caught in the act?

To the editor: It’s been a quarter-century since the Rodney King incident, and still “the beat goes on.” Officer Richard Garcia of the Los Angeles Police Department is captured on video kicking, punching, elbowing and slamming into Clinton Alford Jr., who is prone and being restrained by other...

Bonnie Baha, manager at bond fund DoubleLine, dies at 56

6 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Bonnie Baha, an investment manager and top lieutenant to L.A. bond king Jeffrey Gundlach, died Sunday after being hit by a car in Virginia. She was 56. Baha, who spent nearly two decades at downtown Los Angeles investment firm TCW, was one of many high-ranking TCW managers who left in 2010 to join...

Jared Goff could start in Week 1 but has little fantasy value as a rookie

The Rams appear to be leaning towards starting their No. 1 overall pick in Week 1. We break down the fantasy implications. Despite trading a king’s ransom to draft quarterback Jared Goff No. 1 overall, the Los Angeles Rams have been bringing him along slowly. Show More Summary

Live Coverage: What it's like to go back to school in Los Angeles

Classes start this morning for the Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation's second-largest school system. With school back in session, the district faces many questions: What will Supt. Michelle King do during her first school year? Will the district be able to recoup enrollment as charter...

Shah Rukh Khan Detention In USA Proves Racism Is Still Alive

Bollywood superstar, Shah Rukh Khan, who also goes by the name King Khan was again detained at Los Angeles Airport. According to Variety, the 50-year-old Khan was detained at LAX for the third time. There was, however, no explanation from US Customs and Border Protection as to why the Indian superstar was stopped at the... Show More Summary

L.A. Unified rethinks its online make-up courses

A beaming Michelle King, superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, announced last week that the district expected to post its highest graduation rate ever — 75% for the class of 2016. Raising graduation rates is, rightly, a top priority for the beleaguered district, and the fact...

L.A. Unified projects 75% graduation rate for Class of 2016

The Los Angeles Unified School District announced Tuesday an estimated 75% graduation rate for the Class of 2016, up from 72.2% last year. Supt. Michelle King announced the figure in her first “state of the district” speech, an annual address from the superintendent that comes a week before school...

Summer Basketball in the Motherland

On a recent sunny afternoon, the former N.B.A. All-Star Baron Davis walked into the gymnasium of King Drew Magnet High School of Medicine and Science, on the east side of South Los Angeles, where the nation’s preëminent pro-am basketball league, the Drew, plays each summer. Show More Summary

Report: Clippers, Who Share Staples Arena With the Lakers, Want to Relocate to a New Venue in L.A.

ESPN is reporting that the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers want to move out of the Staples Center, where they currently share their home court with the L.A. Lakers along with the L.A. Kings of the NHL. The Clippers are reportedly...

Why Michael Jordan's public stand on race is such a big, big deal

In June of 1992, the Rodney King riots had just rocked Los Angeles and the United States faced deep racial animus. Meanwhile, Michael Jordan was just beginning to reach the height of his basketball powers.  He'd won his first NBA title a year prior, and was days away from his second. Show More Summary

Joey King & Ryan McCartan Mentor Young Kids with Celebrity Experience!

Independence Day: Resurgence‘s Joey King and Liv & Maddie‘s Ryan McCartan speak on stage at The Celebrity Experience Q&A Panel held at the Hilton Universal Hotel on Saturday (July 16) in Los Angeles. The Celebrity Experience helps “provide tools for success and opportunities for young performers to work in-person with celebrities and experience what it [...]

If You Want Less Police Violence, Hire More Female Cops

last monthLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

In 1991, after a high-speed chase, four Los Angeles police officers pulled Rodney King, a black man, out of his car, and beat him. In what seems strikingly familiar in 2016, an amateur videographer captured the scene. The next year, in 1992, a mostly white jury acquitted the officers, setting ... More »

Obituary: Celebrity Photographer Bill Jones, 81

2 months agoArts / Photography : PDNPulse

Bill Jones, who photographed black celebrities in Hollywood as well as Dr. Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela, died at his home in Los Angeles on June 25. The cause of death was dementia, The New York Times reports. A contributor to Ebony, Jet, The L.A. Show More Summary

Ranking the 10 Worst Contracts in the NHL for the 2016-17 Season

The NHL salary cap for 2016-17 increased only slightly, from $71.4 million to $73 million, per For teams carrying players with bad contracts, such as the Los Angeles Kings with left wing Dustin Brown, it makes it difficult to...Show More Summary

Steve Wynn -- The Raiders Are Coming to Las Vegas ... If I Get My Way (VIDEO)

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity :

Steve Wynn, the king of Las Vegas, is pushing all his chips in on the Oakland Raiders becoming the Vegas Raiders. The casino mogul was in the Raiders old stomping grounds, Los Angeles, when we asked about the team possibly moving to the Strip and…

The big hole in America’s multicultural quilt

It was almost a generation ago when Rodney King, the black victim of a vicious beating by white Los Angeles police officers, issued his plaintive call: “Can we all get along?” Rick Zamarripa echoed that 24 years later after his son Patrick was one of five Dallas police officers killed by a black man. “I wish […]

The Last Prince of Italy Runs a Food Truck in Los Angeles

2 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

(Photo: The Prince of Venice) His Royal Highness Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy, Prince of Venice, is the grandson of King Umberto II, the last King of Italy. That nation abolished its monarchy in 1946 and exiled the royal family. So Prince Emanuele has lived most of his life abroad. Show More Summary

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