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Who Are the Billionaires Trying To Defeat Steve Zimmer?

Peter Dreier | Posted 03.13.2017 | Education
Peter Dreier

Some of America’s most powerful corporate plutocrats want to take over the Los Angeles school system and Steve Zimmer, a former teacher and feisty s...

Who Are the Billionaires Trying to Defeat Steve Zimmer?

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.03.2013 | Los Angeles
Peter Dreier

The race for LA's District 4 seat is ground zero in this battle over the corporate take-over of public education. The outcome of Tuesday's election has national implications in terms of the billionaires' battle to reconstruct public education in the corporate mold.

The Soloist Plays, Vet Wants off Heroin, Poor Folk Need to Sit: Just Another Day at Skid Row

Pat LaMarche | Posted 04.06.2013 | Los Angeles
Pat LaMarche

James didn't try heroin until after he got out of the Air Force. His roommate smoked heroin and James never saw any ugly side effects so he thought all the warnings were hyperbole. "I know now he didn't have side effects because he only used on Fridays."

A Heartbreaking, Must-See Film For All Angelenos

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.07.2012 | Los Angeles

For all the hype about the blossoming of Downtown LA, it can be easy to forget that the area is still ground zero for one of the most concentrated hom...

Santa Monica: How the People's Republic Became a Business Mecca

Frank Gruber | Posted 12.24.2011 | Los Angeles
Frank Gruber

Why does L.A. need to subsidize offices downtown when Santa Monica has developers banging on the door?

'A New Low'

Los Angeles Times | Posted 07.04.2011 | Los Angeles

I just got to Dodger Stadium, and my buddy Nathaniel Ayers is confused. "There's nobody here," he said, which isn't far off the mark. There migh...

WATCH: Jason Priestley And Luke Perry Talk 'Homeoerotic Scenes,' Pauly D

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

'Beverly Hills 90210' veterans Jason Priestley and Luke Perry were on 'Lopez Tonight' last night where they discussed their onscreen reunion, as well ...

WATCH: Cameron Diaz Bought Marijuana From Snoop Dogg In High School

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Cameron Diaz appeared Wednesday on 'Lopez Tonight' to promote her film 'The Green Hornet,' which was number one at the box office last weekend. The ...

The Top 10 Advocates for the Homeless of 2010

Joel John Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

Has anyone or anything this year influenced the way this country addresses homelessness? I'm no David Letterman, but here is my Top Ten list of trendsetters of homelessness in 2010.

Lost Angels at LAFilm Festival, Friday 6/25: Director Thomas Napper Illuminates Skid Row

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Linda Milazzo

Thomas Napper fills every frame with the realities of Skid Row. His lens shines the light on a people and a place too many choose to turn away from.

Yes on Measure E, Steve Lopez and This Great Kid Named Eli

John Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
John Koch

If passed, Measure E would be a good start to helping repair the damage from the state budget cuts that have devastated our city's public schools.

More Obscene: Sky High Vagina or Trusting Mercury Insurance?

Jamie Court | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jamie Court

Mercury Insurance pressured CBS Outdoors to pull down Consumer Watchdog's billboard mid-contract, but a few blocks away there remains a 10-story-high Absolut Mango advertisement presenting a va-jay-jay.

Showing Up for "The Soloist"

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Carol Smaldino

This is a film that can be so moving in stunningly powerful ways that it may be tempting to avoid watching it.

Soloists Everywhere Making a Difference

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sarah Newman

Our commitment will make a difference in changing the landscape of our society so that all homeless people and those with mental illness are treated as our equals and nothing less.

Joe Wright's The Soloist Exploits the Skid Row Community

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Linda Milazzo

Instead of telling the tales of the homeless, the film portrayed them as a Fellini-esque monolith -- a tainted Gomorrah teeming with decadence and dereliction.

The Soloist Chases an L.A. That Isn't There

Sharon Waxman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sharon Waxman

Once upon a time it fell to the local newspaper to remind me that I was part of an urban landscape, the second largest in the nation. But it started to lose me several years back.