"There are people who shoot up and there are people who are mentally ill," said Koreatown activist and attorney Grace Yoo. "How do we ensure the safety for the homeless and the people nearby?"
Murray Fromson obits, the new police chief, slow-walking the LAT sale, media notes, selected tweets and more.
Joel Bellman: Are Democrats about to torch themselves yet again? It could happen.
The LAT also loses sports reporter Lindsey Thiry to ESPN and previously lost White House correspondent Brian Bennett to Time.
Fox 11 morning anchor Elex Michaelson will host the 10:30 p.m. show.
Deborah Flint and Phil Washington could probably walk through L.A. without being recognized by most people. But this crowd knew who they were.
Christopher Hawthorne, the former Times architecture columnist, attends his first state of the city speech as a member of the Garcetti Administration.
The mayor has now been to the four early nominating states for the 2020 presidential election. But Monday it's a speech in Los Angeles.
An estimated 55,000 people took part in Saturday's Los Angeles march. Photos from Iris Schneider.
Mayor Eric Garcetti, facing one of the toughest decisions of his career, is being urged to consider a Latino to replace Police Chief Charlie Beck, who is retiring.
Under fire from his hometown paper, Mayor Eric Garcetti says he will work on a plan for every Los Angeles community to agree to accept housing for the homeless.
Fernando J. Guerra: The two recent forces that have most altered Los Angeles for the better have been demographic change and real police reform.
Ellen Alperstein: Being a good citizen, my parents taught me, makes America greater.
The LA Times staff voted union but there's a lot more going on. Val Zavala retires from KCET. Remembering Ed Moses and Greg Critser.
A new kind of pop-up was working through Sunday at the northern end of Chinatown.
Many public officials are already enthusiastically counting the tax dollars that legalization of marijuana will bring into their public treasuries, but not Mark Ridley-Thomas of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.
LA Times journalists vote on a union this week. Plus the most-clicked story of 2017, Hollywood women organize, notes on media politics and place, and selected tweets.
Pressure will be heavy on Mayor Eric Garcetti and County supervisors board chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas to show much more progress with the so-far insoluble housing-homeless problem.
LA Observed contributor Iris Schneider recently visited Alabama to volunteer for Senate candidate Doug Jones.
Iris Schneider: So many people have asked about my recent expedition into the deep South to work on the Doug Jones campaign, I thought this might be helpful.
in which Joel Bellman argues that it's not witches, but the witch-hunters, that we should really fear these days.
Homelessness is an emergency, says Councilman Mike Bonin, and requires a response equal to what the federal disaster agency does when a hurricane strikes
The past shapes the future, and that was the theme of a report released Thursday, "Space To Lead: A Century of Civic Leadership In Los Angeles."
Banks, ATMs, retail and restaurants at Metro stations would produce revenue and be a great convenience for riders.
The scandal that won't go away. An LAT columnist apologizes. Job movies, an invite from the New York Times and other media notes.
Take My Picture Gary Leonard runs weekly at LA Observed.
Trump seems to be pursuing his own personal damnatio memoriae against the nation's first black president out of pure spite.
Take My Picture Gary Leonard appears weekly at LA Observed.
LA Observed Notes: Covering Harvey, Dodgers flailing, an editor change in LA, media notes, Angels Flight shuts again
This weekend's fire in Los Angeles isn't even the worst La Tuna Canyon fire in recent times.
Today's Bullet Points include LA Times newsroom love for a fired editor, pink blobs in Echo Park, media notes and selected tweets.
Bullet Points: A horrific jail death. Food writers in Tuscany. The LA Times follows on Canter's. A media promotion, a hire, and the celebrity terminal at LAX. Plus a difficult long read.
Bullet Points: An LA Republican discusses Trump. Nazis in LA. A new reporter in town. Tommy Hawkins dies.
Bullet Points: Attacking the Jews in Charlottesville. Zócalo on the move. USC Village. Transitions at City Hall and the Times.
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Future of CitiesAbout 500 people turned out for new group's first LA leadership summit.
Father and daughterMayor Eric Garcetti and his daughter, Maya, at Gary Leonard's gallery.
Republicans for VoldemortSpotted near the Malibu civic center. Veronique de Turenne
LaBonge signs offTom LaBonge's final moments at the City Council horseshoe (with Gary Leonard in the background.) Photo: Branimir Kvartuc.
Villaraigosa's new cribFormer mayor buys a $2.5 million contemporary in Beachwood Canyon.