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LAPPL attorney Robert Rico sent an email to a former union member expressing his disdain for internal affairs officers.
Los Angeles Department of Neighborhood Empowerment’s Mario Hernandez allegedly forced elected members of a Neighborhood Council to spend $4,000 on a fundraiser for the Sheriff’s Youth Foundation.
After a series of brutal deaths resulting from encounters with police, protesters took to the streets of LA.
Culver City Council introduced an ordinance that is set to ban tent encampments, without providing services or housing for their unhoused population.
On December 9, Kevin de León was seen on video assaulting an activist. He’s been having a very long, very bad weekend after reappearing at City Council.
A new civil rights lawsuit alleges that the VA has denied disabled, unhoused veterans services and illegally leased out land that could be veteran housing.
Daniel Lopez, a leading figure in Rick Caruso’s mayoral campaign, has a long and checkered history in Democratic politics.
Knock LA has obtained the entire sealed Caruso deposition, in which he says he would want to see the independent investigation if his children were victims of the USC gynecologist.
“I’m worried about it because of fucks like Hugo Soto,” former LA Fed leader Herrera says to a former Mitch O'Farrell staffer.
A roundup of a tumultuous week: we published leaked audio of LA’s top leaders being racist, and also interviewed Councilmember Nithya Raman about reforming City Council.
In yet another apparent ethics violation, councilmember and controller candidate Koretz assisted former employee in potentially illegal lobbying.
In leaked audio, LA City Councilmembers Nury Martinez, Gil Cedillo, and Kevin de León discuss redistricting, are extremely racist.
Luna is endorsed by the LA Democratic Party and seven former sheriff candidates.
A fire at the VA Tiny Home site illustrates the dire need to provide permanent housing.
The West LA VA seems focused on anything but actually getting veterans into housing.
Two accusers filed complaints against then Executive Director Drexel Heard, and were told that the party wanted to keep him on for the Democratic primary.
In new court filings, former city lawyer Paul Paradis says he was an FBI informant who covertly recorded DWP board members and officials close to Mayor Garcetti.
Strong has committed to closing Men’s Central Jail and rooting out deputy gangs.
CD1 candidate Eunisses Hernandez hopes to bring her lifelong fight for criminal justice reform to City Hall.
According to an email, only Black men were invited to apply to be his driver.
The October fundraiser for Koretz’s city controller campaign appears to have been in violation of several ethics laws.
While the LACDP originally wanted to create a “blacklist” of consultants who worked with the anti-abortion Caruso, they later softened on the Catholic billionaire.
The LADWP billing scandal involves the offices of several prominent local leaders.
The sweeps resemble tactics used ahead of the 1984 Olympics.
LAPD has refused to provide records of the incident.
Since December 18, the LAPD has killed 5 people.
We spoke to Solar Ash creative director Alx Preston about the evolving nature of development, and coming out of LA development co-op Glitch City.
In an interview with Knock LA, CD8 Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson talks about Jeffrey Katzenberg, LAPD retaliation, and why the City Council keeps reducing public comment.
Nonprofit Elysian Theater seeks to push comedy boundaries without making anyone feel othered.
The attention the mayor’s office has lavished on the billionaire Hollywood executive stands in stark contrast to how they treat activists and organizers.
As City Council and the city attorney prepare to enforce the new anti-camping ordinance, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority is being kept in the dark.
Katzenberg got a meeting with another city councilmember this week in less than an hour, proving that deep pockets and a PR machine lead to easier avenues of influence.
ABK workers demand a real culture change amidst a lawsuit alleging a pattern of pay and gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation.
A new contractor with the City, Urban Alchemy has already had a big impact on Los Angeles — but not much transparency.
The LASD has apparently acquired 2,000 custody beds in Downtown LA and plans to sweep the boardwalk in preparation for July 4.
“You took away a haven, and we’re gonna fight for it," said Jessica Mendez, who led a candelit vigil and procession for the displaced community of Echo Park Lake.
The LAPD arrested over a dozen members of the press covering a protest at Echo Park Lake, including two of our reporters.
At Anti-Asian American Violence Rally, activists share the importance of Black and brown solidarity in the fight to defund the police.
What does the game have to say about Los Angeles Futurism? I played 50 hours to find out.
The lack of space, privacy and agency show Bridge Housing, one of the only options for unhoused residents, is extremely lacking.