As teachers strike, political heavyweights bide their time
The L.A. teachers' strike is now well underway and both sides are waiting to see who will budge. Others are looking to their elected leaders, from L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti to newly minted Governor Gavin Newsom, for help. But can they make a difference, especially with an issue that has so much at stake?
Another death at Ed Buck's West Hollywood Apartment
The L.A. County Sheriff’s Department says it has opened an investigation into a second death, in less than two years, at the West Hollywood residence of Ed Buck. You may not know the name, but Buck is a prominent Democratic Party donor, who has contributed to various California races and causes. He’s also well known in the LGBTQ community.
How close are LAUSD teachers to striking?
It is an anxious time for students and staff over at L.A. Unified. The union representing teachers has promised to go on strike sometime next month, unless the district meets its labor demands. And that means more than 30,000 instructors could do something they have not done since the late-1980s: walk off the job.
Will charging a deputy satisfy DA's critics?
It has not happened in nearly 2 decades. But the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office has filed charges against a law enforcement officer for shooting an unarmed person. The decision, however, has many folks scratching their heads, wondering why other cases with similar circumstances did not garner the same legal response.
The decline of Sunset Magazine
It’s been a western staple for more than a century. But the situation is reportedly pretty dire over at Sunset Magazine. The perennial publication of life in the west has fallen on hard times with dwindling ad sales and corresponding cash shortages. Will new ownership turn things around, or drive the magazine out of business?