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A Family Called 911 To Help a Suicidal Loved One, They Got a ‘Nightmare a Thousand Times Worse’

It’s an increasingly common dilemma facing the families of citizens in crisis—whether contacting the authorities in the midst of a mental health crisis could cause the situation to get worse, such as in the well-known case of Takar Smith.

December 13, 2023

This L.A. Taquería Is Raising Funds After a Driver Crashed Into Restaurant and Fled the Scene

The celebrated taquería took home the “Best of Show” award at L.A. TACO's own Taco Madness in 2018, and has now set up a GoFundMe account for anyone wanting to help as they attempt to repair the damages.

December 13, 2023

Chicana Educators Are Being Sued for Including Arab and Palestinian Lessons In Their Ethnic Studies Curriculum

Educators in L.A. are finding themselves entangled in legal battles as they face life-changing lawsuits for their role in writing and teaching ethnic studies, specifically lessons that include Arab and Palestinian Studies, calling them “anti-Semitic” and “anti-Jewish.” 

December 12, 2023

Two LAPD Helicopters Are Flying Around For 20 Hours Almost Every Single Day of The Year, According to New Audit

LAPD helicopters burn through more than 760,000 gallons of gasoline each year, according to the audit. By comparison, a car would have to be driven for more than 19 million miles to burn that much fuel.

December 11, 2023

What Dodger Fans Are Asking Now That Shohei Ohtani Is Coming To The Team

One of the most historic teams in the world has welcomed the most dynamic superstar player in baseball history, soon to be one of the highest-paid athletes in pro sports history.

December 11, 2023

Where To Eat This Weekend: Wagyu-Fried Rice, Matzoh Ball Pho, New Zealand Ice Cream, and Guisos En Pomona

Plus, cocktails inspired by The Grinch, a Holbox/Kinn dinner collaboration, vegan soul food, a place to shop for Christmas trees with booze and live music, and a Texas-inspired Jewish barbecue pop-up for Hanukkah.

December 8, 2023

L.A. Buses Plan To Use AI Technology and On-Board Cameras to Ticket Drivers For This One Infraction

The cameras peer out of the buses' dashboards, while an onboard computer uses artificial intelligence to analyze the video and automatically issue citations to cars if they are in the way of the bus.

December 7, 2023

How L.A. Inspires Indigenous Composer Raven Chacon’s Pulitzer Prize-Winning ‘Noise Music’

"I’ll start by saying that Indigenous people who are within the borders of this country are not necessarily in this nation by choice. We have conceded to being American because these are our homelands, and we want to remain in them, and the country has built itself around us." Chacon says.

December 7, 2023

Exclusive: Macheen and Horchatería Rio Luna to Open New School Torta Shop in Paramount

Expect a tender beef barbacoa torta served with guajillo consomé to dip, a torta ahogada de camarón (shrimp) with a yuzu avocado puree drowned in a spicy lobster stock, and a "Mexi-Italian" sandwich with panela, hot pistachio salsa macha, and mortadella. This innovative torta venture in SELA is set to open next week on Monday.

December 5, 2023