1 Out of 6 City Jobs in L.A. Still Vacant, According to City Controller Report
The controller’s analysis found that the workforce shortage is putting more pressure on existing workers to carry heavier workloads to make up for staffing shortages, “leading to an increase in overtime costs, labor tension, stress and potential increases in worker compensations costs over the long run.”
Revisiting the Filming Locations of ‘American History X’ 25 Years Later
American History X was shot entirely on location. Roughly 92 minutes of the film’s nearly two-hour runtime takes place in Venice, but only half of those 92 minutes were actually filmed there. Here are the rest of the neighborhoods where the iconic film was shot, including neighborhoods that were heavily active with gang activity at the time.
Free Memo! X Suspends L.A. TACO Journalist’s Account Citing Bogus Claim of Impersonation
After speaking out about the pay-to-play business practices of a P.R. firm selling paid posts for the L.A. Weekly, our journalist and director of partnerships has been the subject of online threats and attacks that have led to X, formerly Twitter, suspending his account, citing false claims that it violated the company's “impersonation” policies. FREE MEMO!
New Rip City Skates Documentary Looks Into Survival of Santa Monica’s Oldest Skate Shop
It's "one of the only places in Santa Monica that hasn’t been rearranged and decimated,” Dogtown legend Tony Alva says in ‘Kinda Crazy,’ a new short documentary film exploring the legacy of Rip City Skates and the cousins responsible for the iconic skate shop.
O.J. Judge Lance Ito Backs O.J. Prosecutor Christopher Darden for L.A. Superior Court
Before going full circle in this meta O.J. moment, Darden and Ito previously worked together as prosecutors in the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, in what was then known as the Hardcore Gang Division.
Ramona Gardens Projects Planted 250 Trees to Offset the 10 Freeway’s Pollution
A robust grove of trees and plants could help offset the effects of that pollution, a new study concluded, validating what residents long believed.
These Kings of Armenian BBQ Sell An Incredible $12 Pork Shawarma Wrap in North Hollywood
This little shack off Sherman Way in North Hollywood is serving some of the best Armenian barbecue you can find, including their popular marinated pork shawarma wrapped in toasty lavash bread, for only twelve dollars.
Where To Eat This Weekend: Oaxacan Pollo Asado, Turkish Shawarma, Diwali Parties, and Tokyo Fried Chicken in DTLA
A new carnitas contender in East L.A. is claiming to be "the best in Los Angeles" Plus, Monterey Park's famed Tokyo Fried Chicken opens a location in downtown L.A. to serve their juicy, ponzu-slathered fried chicken and Southern-meets-Japanese side dishes.
LAPD SWAT Deploys Robot Police Dog During Standoff With Man Sleeping Next to BB Gun
Early media reports and a tweet from the LAPD suggested that the man on the bus had a “firearm” at his feet. However, this afternoon, an LAPD spokesperson confirmed with L.A. TACO that only a “BB gun” was recovered from the scene.