Skid Row is a "Petri dish" for cultivating human misery. That now includes a strain of tuberculosis that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had tagged as unique to downtown. What began as a "health crisis" has become a "moral crisis."
The heat's on across the West this week, and the deserts bear the brunt of it. That boost in temperature that brings someplace like Santa Monica up to a scorching 91 degrees can make the desert as much as 30 degrees hotter.
This is part three of a series about helicopter noise in Los Angeles. Read parts one and two. L.A. helicopter situation is tough: I've frequently lost sleep or been unable to work due to the noise, but obviously I...
Update, May 4th: A second updating of the committee vote on SB 147: on Monday, May 2, the Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development again voted down SB 147, 8-1. Update, April 21st: On Monday, April 25, the...
L.A.'s outdoor smoking ban goes into effect today, but over 20 years ago and 200 miles to the north, San Luis Obispo has the distinction of being the first municipality in the world to have successfully banned smoking in all public buildings, including bars and restaurants.
Two Democrats have put out a district-by-district analysis of the impacts of repealing health care reform. In the Los Angeles area, millions of people could be denied coverage. Republicans have yet to respond.
Blue Shield is seeking a rate hike that will increase premiums up to 59% for some. With health care spilling into the news again, we're taking a look at the Venice Family Clinic, which is a model for public health care.
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