A blogger on Salon.com implies she believes author Dennis McDougal is "L.A.’s number one muckraker,” and also enthuses that "during my last visit to Los Angles, I felt fortunate to see the work of the serial arsonist whose career culminated with four New Year’s Eve fires."
Mayor Villaraigosa's push to extend Measure R's sales tax hike on the November ballot "could set up a conflict between the mayor and fellow Democrat, Gov. Jerry Brown," says NBC 4 political analyst Sherry Bebitch Jeffe.
Republican candidate Fred Karger moved a campaign video, "Sexy Frisbee," to Vimeo after YouTube deemed it inappropriate, apparently over a male-on-male kiss.
A Van Nuys mom forced an anti-AIDS billboard showing an inflated condom out of her neighborhood. Daily News
The first confirmed case of mad cow disease in the U.S. since 2006 was confirmed on a Central Valley farm on Tuesday, but health officials stressed that the diseased animal never entered the human food chain. LAT
Ernest "Chick" Callenbach, the founding editor of "Film Scholar" and the author of the 1975 environmental cult favorite novel, "Ecotopia," died April 16 in Berkeley. He was 83.