This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.
This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.
- Los Angeles Magazine's CityThink project looks to our future and they're kicking off the newly formed think tank with a free short film competition that you're encouraged to enter.
- Of the 20 ways to spot a hipster, according to a piece of paper seen in an Echo Park laundromat, reason #5: "Complain about parking when its there [sic] fault there's no more parking."
- A student who interrupted the Israeli ambassador to the United States at a UC Irvine event Monday evening was arrested after he stood up and said “Michael Oren, propagating murder is not an expression of free speech." 10 others throughout the night who similarly interrupted the event were also arrested.
- An 1934 map of the LIzard People who lived (or still do!) under Los Angeles has resurfaced.
- Love it. The Long Beach Spit 'n' Argue Club was a group that for 75 years would gather to chew tobacco and debate just about anything, but they shouldn't overshadow the Great Debaters of Pershing Square.
- Why are Anthem Blue Cross health insurance rates going to skyrocket? The feds want justification (on a personal note, the more than 100% rate hike imposed on me last year forced me to leave them)
- Speaking of health care, a local man "pleaded guilty to health-care fraud after he participated in a scheme to recruit homeless people on Skid Row to undergo unnecessary medical treatment that was billed to Medicare and Medi-Cal."
- Finally... Some housekeeping. There are a few ways to stay connected with us. Consider following us on Twitter, Facebook or through your RSS reader
Cruise off the highway and hit locally-known spots for some tasty bites.
Fentanyl and other drugs fuel record deaths among people experiencing homelessness in L.A. County. From 2019 to 2021, deaths jumped 70% to more than 2,200 in a single year.
This fungi isn’t a “fun guy.” Here’s what to do if you spot or suspect mold in your home.
Donald Trump was a fading TV presence when the WGA strike put a dent in network schedules.
Edward Bronstein died in March 2020 while officers were forcibly taking a blood sample after his detention.
A hike can be a beautiful backdrop as you build your connection with someone.