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When the Olympics and L.A. Youth Sports Changed Forever

When the Olympics and L.A. Youth Sports Changed Forever

Thanks to a 1978 city proposition, the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics ended with a $232.5 million surplus, which helped fund youth sports organizations throughout the city.
When California Decided Who Could Have Children and Who Could Not

When California Decided Who Could Have Children and Who Could Not

There was a time, not too long ago, when "mentally deficient" or "feebleminded" people were sterilized against their will.
Why is Civic Activism and Journalism Legal and Who was Jerry Schneiderman?

Why is Civic Activism and Journalism Legal and Who was Jerry Schneiderman?

The world is not a free expression-type of place. In America, how are journalists and others allowed to be citizen watchdogs and activists?
The Law That Killed the L.A. River

The Law That Killed the L.A. River

Constant flooding of the L.A. River prompted the city to pass a law that essentially buried it underneath concrete.
When It Comes To Water, Why L.A. Is Better Off Than Texas

When It Comes To Water, Why L.A. Is Better Off Than Texas

With the Porter-Cologne act of 1969, the state gained all control of water use and quality. What did that mean for water-thirsty Los Angeles?
Redistricting Public Hearing for Council District 1 with Ed Reyes

Redistricting Public Hearing for Council District 1 with Ed Reyes

Redistricting public hearing for Council District 1 with Councilmember Ed Reyes scheduled tomorrow.