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California Democrat Zev Yaroslavsky Tells Robert Scheer Why the State Is a Model for Progressives

Robert Scheer | Posted 12.17.2016 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Neon Tommy / On this week's "Scheer Intelligence," Robert Scheer speaks with Zev Yaroslavsky, one of the leaders of California'...

Remembering Willie Williams, Former LAPD Chief Who Changed Attitudes Towards the LGBT Community

Karen Ocamb | Posted 04.29.2016 | Queer Voices
Karen Ocamb

Willie Williams, the police chief brought in from Philadelphia to take over the Los Angeles Police Department in 1992, died Tuesday night of pancreatic cancer at his home in Georgia. He was 72.

How the Expo Line Got to Santa Monica

Joel Epstein | Posted 04.12.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

With the Metro Expo Line to Santa Monica scheduled to open in May, this piece revisits an interview I conducted four years ago, shortly before the opening of the first phase of Expo to Culver City.

Deconstructing 'Arrogrance': The Truth About Beverly Hills and Metro

John Mirisch | Posted 12.07.2016 | Los Angeles
John Mirisch

Ironically, while the deal was recommended to the Metro Board by Metro staff, it was Yaroslavsky himself who took the lead in killing the mediated settlement, which had been brokered by a retired superior court judge. Being a "king" evidently has its privileges.

Westwood is for Bikes Too

Joel Epstein | Posted 07.31.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Dear Paul: LA City Councilman Paul Koretz that is. Say it ain't so! How sobering to read in the LA Times and The Daily Bruin that you now not only op...

LA Metro's Next CEO

Joel Epstein | Posted 03.24.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

So who will it be? An insider from the County transportation agency? An out-of-towner who knows how to build and manage a large urban transit system? A transit rider.

In Beverly Hills, Money for the Subway Doesn't Grow on Trees

Joel Epstein | Posted 07.16.2014 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Are we're not talking pocket change. LA's failure to build the Subway to the Sea when it should and could have means it will now cost us billions of dollars more to bring the train to the Westwood VA rather than all the way to the Pacific Ocean. And that's if we are lucky.

Just TAP and Spin Through the Unlocked Expo Line Turnstile

Joel Epstein | Posted 03.25.2014 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Given our history, it's terrific to see a County Supervisor and others promoting, rather than deriding, transit ridership in LA. Still, I'd rather see expedited transit construction than read incredulous creative writing about how Metro is meeting artificially low ridership projections.

'Our Obligation'

Los Angeles Daily News | Susan Abram | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

A residential program that will help 60 homeless moms manage mental health illnesses, gain stable housing and find employment celebrated its grand ope...

How to Thrive in a Hotter Los Angeles

UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability

By 2050, it is estimated that 70 percent of the world's population will live in cities and face the same urban environmental concerns currently present in the L.A. region. UCLA aims to transform L.A. into a global model with natural ecosystems.

LA County Tries To Put More Eyes, Ears On Sheriff's Department

Los Angeles Daily News | Christina Villacorte | Posted 11.18.2013 | Los Angeles

Saying the troubled Los Angeles Sheriff's Department should be placed under greater scrutiny, the county Board of Supervisors stepped up its search fo...

PHOTOS: Meet Our Candidates For Mayor

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles & Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.21.2013 | Los Angeles

Who will be the next mayor of Los Angeles? Judging from the numbers so far, either LA City Controller Wendy Greuel or City Councilman Eric Garcetti, ...

Topanga Canyon Library: Not Just Another Pipe Dream

Jodi Lampert | Posted 03.24.2012 | Home
Jodi Lampert

In an era of closures, closures, closures everywhere, the un-incorporated town of Topanga Canyon has pulled off a miracle. A library opening!!

New West Hollywood Library Invites Cultural Renaissance

Karen Ocamb | Posted 11.30.2011 | Los Angeles
Karen Ocamb

I was reminded of the importance of art, literature and culture during a preview reception Saturday night for the opening of the new West Hollywood Library. The new Library complex has a creative feel to it, with art inside and out.

'Carmageddon' Was A Cultural Boon For LA: Report

Posted 09.20.2011 | Los Angeles

All the people praising the 405 closure for its effect on Los Angeles actually have some numbers on their side. Culturally, "Carmageddon" boosted muse...

53 Things To Do While The 405 Is Closed

Zev Yaroslavsky | Posted 08.16.2011 | Los Angeles

In case you haven't heard, official Los Angeles wants you to get out of town the weekend of July 15-18, or to make it a stay-close-to-home time as dem...

Local Businesses Inevitably Hurt By 405 Closure

Posted 08.09.2011 | Los Angeles

While the planned closure of a large swathe of the 405 over the weekend of July 15 through 17 should save weekday commuters from a potential traffic n...

Kobe Launches New Charity for Homeless

Posted 08.07.2011 | Los Angeles

Kobe and Vanessa Bryant met with the press today at My Friend's Place, a haven for homeless youth based in Hollywood, to announce their intention to "...

A Time to Cool the Rhetoric

Zev Yaroslavsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Zev Yaroslavsky

It's clear from all accounts that Giffords' alleged assailant, who killed 6 people in a matter of seconds, was disturbed long before the bloodshed. But there's no way the political rhetoric of late helped mitigate his dangerous attitude.

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.

Responsibility Lost

Daniel Heimpel | Posted 02.12.2014 | Los Angeles
Daniel Heimpel

Los Angeles Times' reckless coverage of child deaths threatens the very children we trust it intends to protect.

LA Supervisors Move Toward Approving Universal Studios' $3 Billion Makeover

LA Daily News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to approve an agreement with the city of Los Angeles that clarifies details about upcoming p...

LA County Supervisors Spend Millions On Pet Projects | Garrett Therolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles


Multi-Million Dollar Loan Has LA Opera Singing A Happy Aria

Zev Yaroslavsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The operatic repertoire is full of passion, suspense and dizzying turns of fortune--kind of like what's been going on at LA Opera, which is fending of...

Welcome to HuffPost LA

Willow Bay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Willow Bay

Our goal is to give LA a page of its own, where bloggers can express themselves on the issues that matter to them -- whether they're substantive, sublime, simple or just plain fun.