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Protect Our Hospitals, Doctors, Patients and Health Care Workers -- Vote No on Prop 46

Mark Ridley-Thomas | Posted 11.22.2014 | Los Angeles
Mark Ridley-Thomas

Proposition 46 is a November 4 ballot measure that would raise the cap on medical malpractice awards that result from lawsuits filed against doctors, nurses, hospitals and community health clinics.

How California Dealt With Their Extremist GOP Reps

Mark Ridley-Thomas | Posted 12.02.2013 | Los Angeles
Mark Ridley-Thomas

Like an obstinate toddler who doesn't get his way, the fringe element of the Republican Party has thrown itself to the ground screaming and crying, refusing to listen to reason, intelligent discourse or calm reproof.

'More Profitable Than Selling Drugs'

Los Angeles Daily News | Christina Villacorte | Posted 11.03.2013 | Los Angeles

Saying not enough has been done to crack down on people who exploit children forced to become prostitutes, Los Angeles county officials will launch a ...

With Dr. King's Dream for Jobs Deferred, Economic Justice Is Denied

Mark Ridley-Thomas | Posted 10.27.2013 | Los Angeles
Mark Ridley-Thomas

President Obama has rightly been pointing out that growing income inequality endangers democracy as much as lingering racism. The 1963 march was organized as a march for jobs and justice; the goals were, and remain, inseparable.

Supreme Court Rolls Back the Clock. But We Shall Overcome!

Mark Ridley-Thomas | Posted 06.25.2013 | Los Angeles
Mark Ridley-Thomas

Today the Supreme Court of the United States has rolled back the clock. In a majority decision striking down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, the court attacked a mechanism that has safeguarded the enfranchisement of millions of Americans.

WATCH: Mayor Reacts To NRA's Bizarre School Shooting Solution

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.21.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa had some harsh words for the National Rifle Association Friday after the gun lobby group called for an armed...

Move Over, Olvera Street! Records Reveal LA's (Possibly) Oldest Building

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.04.2012 | Los Angeles

Move over, Olvera Street! Architectural historians believe they've uncovered the oldest building in the city, and it isn't in downtown LA. Instead...

PHOTOS: Save These Donut Huts!

Posted 03.08.2012 | Los Angeles

Architecture in Los Angeles has always helped to define and display this city's cultural heritage. Whether it be a modern museum or a Craftsman bungal...

Los Angeles County Supervisors Make Plastic Bag History After State Legislators Fail to Regulate

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Californians deserve better than wasted tax dollars used to clean up plastic waste and higher grocery costs that cover the "free" single use bags.

Los Angeles County: "Oz Without the Wizard"

Constance L. Rice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Constance L. Rice

Next to employees charged with sexually exploiting, staging gladiator fights and pepper spraying handcuffed children in their custody, the drunks at LA County Probation look like Employees of the Month.

Black History Month in Los Angeles. Anybody Notice?

Ronald Ricker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Ronald Ricker

The unemployment rate in Los Angeles for African Americans is nearly 20%. They are a huge pool of people who are able and want to work. Los Angeles owes them and I want to keep them here.

West Hollywood Obama Supporters Woo Clintonites

Tina Chong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tina Chong

Obama supporters rallied Clinton partisans at the West Hollywood L.A. Pride Parade. Reactions were mixed. He's got a "magical quality," said one Obama supporter, sure that nthe Clintonites would come around.