Los Angeles City Council

  • News

    April 3, 2014

    Fred Ross Was Orange County's Loss—But César Chávez's Gain

    The legendary community organizer influenced a generation of Latino civil-rights activists. But in OC, he was run out of town

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    [UPDATED: City Approves Stadium Agreement] NFL (Likely) Returning to Los Angeles: Sorry Irvine, No Team/Stadium For You

    AEG/APThis stadium illustration may become a reality by as early as 2016.UPDATE, AUG. 9, 2:22 P.M.: The Los Angeles Chargers of San Diego are coming! (One can only hope.)​Earlier this afternoon the Los Angeles City Council voted 12-0 in favor of a tentative agreement with Anschutz Entertainment Gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Repo Man Advice From Otto: Arm Thyself

    ​Just last night an acquaintance was mentioning how her car, which she had fallen a couple payments behind on, had been secretly towed from Newport Beach to Pasadena, where she can be reunited with it for a cool $2,700.Meanwhile, the Los Angeles City Council is considering a crackdown on so-called ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    Bud Bashers Gather to Demonize Legalization

    Illustration by Jay Brockman​Let the campaign against marijuana legalization in California begin! A coalition of clergy, law enforcement and assorted busy bodies gather under the Californians for Drug Free Youth banner in Universal City this morning to "raise awareness about the dangers of marijua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009

    Prepare for the OC Invasion of the LA Art Show

    Organizers claim the LA Art Show -- a massive, mixed-media event that showcases everything from cutting-edge contemporary installations to works by Renoir and Monet -- is the main reason the Los Angeles City Council declared January "Los Angeles Art Month." What their resolution doesn't mention is h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2006

    Crashing Guns

    Hosting the U.S. premiere of Crash turned out to be a coup for the 2005 Newport Beach Film Festival, whose organizers noticed a marked increase in interest from Hollywood for this year's April 20-30 run. Last year, director Paul Haggis led a small Crash contingent (sadly missing promised attendee ac ... More >>

  • News

    March 31, 2005

    The Dodgers Are Dead

    Long live the Angels

  • News

    March 27, 2003

    Good Luck on Your War

    Supes take bold stand, slash programs for the poor, back war on Iraq

  • Features

    January 3, 2002

    Diary of a mad county

    Orange County, California: 2001

  • Columns

    May 31, 2001