Erin Wisti is a writer living in Los Angeles whose work has previously appeared in Slate, Electric Literature, Lit Hub, Bustle, NPR's The Salt, and other places. She feels the best way to describe her writing comes from a lecture she once heard by Laura Kipnis, who called her essays "a chronicle of personal obsessions." She sometimes tweets @ErinWisti.
Isabelle De La Torre reported her assault immediately, but Quartz Hill High School was slow to respond. The school’s sex-ed curriculum is not up to date, and conversations about consent are lacking.
An LA School Police Department officer attempted to de-escalate a fight at a basketball game with pepper spray, hitting several uninvolved students in the process. Critics say these actions violated LASPD policy.
Susan Miller Dorsey High School students thought they were attending a march for Tyre Nichols. They ended up marching over 6th Street Bridge with LAPD officers and later acted out various scenarios in a VR police simulator.
The Police Free LAUSD coalition created a five-point plan to create safer schools through community-based public safety initiatives rather than through policing. Students, parents, and community members are now pressuring LAUSD to act.
After replacing former principal Gilberto Samuel following allegations of harsh discipline and retaliation against staff, the school still will not address the issues.
Frustrated by a slow police response, Helen Jones is seeking answers herself regarding her husband’s death.
Despite his being a beloved figure in South LA’s Watts neighborhood, Bruce Phillips’ hit-and-run death has received no press coverage. His widow, Helen Jones, wants answers.
Students who attended Johnnie Cochran describe a culture that ignored bullying and publicly humiliated students in the name of discipline.
The popular Echo Park bottle shop was told it would have its rent raised fourfold by its commercial realtor landlord.
City controller is one of the most powerful, least talked about positions in LA government. Mejia plans to change that.
Bonin’s decision not to seek reelection has exposed the unsustainability of LA’s political system.
Two affluent developers want to demolish 12 rent-stabilized units and a restaurant to build a hotel in Pico-Robertson, but does the community really want this amenity?
In 2012, Los Angeles’s redistricting process was an unmitigated disaster. In 2021, Nury Martinez will not hold the meetings required to pass key resolutions.
Leaked audio from local news helicopters reveals animosity toward Echo Park Lake residents.
In Los Angeles, police helicopters are not reserved for emergencies, but are a routine part of police surveillance.
Portraying the unhoused community as wayward hipsters is not only false but leads to real harm for the residents of Echo Park Lake.
The self-described “progressive” organization is working with CD13’s Mitch O’Farrell to ensure “permanent and 24/7 LAPD presence”