[Editor's Note: We all know local music and dive bars go hand-in-hand. So in the interest of merging the two together on Heard Mentality, we bring you our nightlife column Dive, Dive, My Darling. Read this week as our bold editor-in-chief, Gustavo Arellano takes over for web editor Taylor "Hellcat" ... More >>
Twenty years ago, Luis J. Rodriguez wrote Always Running, the legendary memoir chronicling his transformation from cholo to Chicano activist. Now the author of fifteen books is looking to transform the state of California with a grassroots bid for the Governor's office--because if Norman Mailer coul ... More >>
Which accused LA crime figure is a friend of a friend of ex-Los Angeles DA Steve Cooley?
Much is being made right now about some yahoos predicting that the world will end on May 21 because Scripture says so--you know, because such predictions have never been offered in the history of humanity. You can see their billboards around the county, with an added ad to listen to some radio st ... More >>
Students of history can only expect so much from Images of America, those slender books of historical photos published by Arcadia Publishing. Most of the people who compile the pictures in this book are well-meaning antiquarians (of the philosophical and age variety), and the people who purchase suc ... More >>
"Schwarzenegger had proof of some multi-tasking dexterity," writes LA Times columnist George Skelton, after having a cozy chat with Schwarzenegger in the governor's smoking tent in Sacramento. The column isn't really worth reading, since it mainly recounts Schwarzenegger's very high opinion of Schw ... More >>
Writer Luis Rodriguez has a way of...
Schwarzeneggers business scams