Author Spike Friedman
Joe Buscaino wants to bring back LAPD-enforced Special Enforcement and Cleaning Zones in the midst of a pandemic.
A protest last Saturday in Century City brought the question of who gets to live in LA to some of the city’s least accessible public spaces
If allowed to proceed, Los Angeles’ impractical pursuit of the Olympics will likely cost the city billions
But I did not defund the deputies who are needlessly enforcing truancy laws during a pandemic.
LAPD protected from the fiscal impact of COVID-19 while the rest of us suffer
The Ellis Act strikes the neighborhood again, as more low income tenants are put at risk.
Why? “The housing crisis became systemic and it is clearly linked to the financialization of housing.”
Or, How The LA Times Missed The Real Story Of Robots At The 2020 Tokyo Olympics
The city again chooses to fund policing rather than the services the unhoused need to survive.
And activists from Skid Row’s LA CAN are leading the conversation.
A new survey looks into the opinions of Californians and Angelinos on the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics.
Don't repeal gas taxes. Come on.
Yesterday the Los Angeles Public Defenders’ Union was formally recognized by the Los Angeles County Employee Relations Committee.
But I don't live there, so I'm writing this instead.
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck surprised even his closest staffers with the unexpected announcement.
The formerly doggedly liberal LA Weekly is likely in the hands of a genuine zealot.
He spoke to the needs of Skid Row instead.
Why is the LAPD trying to effectively route Measure HHH funding away from the organizations that can do the most to solve this crisis?
In a dose of little needed bad news, California is threatening to pass a cap and trade bill that is somehow far worse than nothing.