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Menthols for $25? L.A. Retailers Ignoring Flavored Tobacco Ban Continue to Sell Without Consequences

As of early October, no retailers or individuals in the city of Los Angeles have been prosecuted for violating the state or local ban.

October 24, 2023

L.A. City Council Designates Section of Pico Blvd as Oaxacan Corridor in Response to Leaked Racist Remarks by Former and Current Council Members

"In response to the hateful, anti-indigenous comments made last year by several elected leaders, the City Council has worked vigorously to empower and to give voice to the grievances and pain experienced by those affected communities," the motion states. "One of those impacted communities was the Oaxacan community." The Council voted 14-0 on the matter.

October 11, 2023

Rabbi Aryeh Eli Cohen Named to L.A. City Ethics Commission

Upon seeing Cohen's name, Councilman Hugo Soto-Martinez said he remembered a time when they both engaged in civil disobedience. Cohen gave a short response -- "good times."

October 11, 2023

Legendary L.A. Graffiti Icon TEMPT ONE Dies At 54

TEMPT ONE was an iconic graffiti artist whose hand styles first harmonized the precision of Chinese calligraphic lines with the boldness of classic serif Los Angeles "cholo" letters. L.A. TACO has confirmed that he has passed away at the age of 54 after fighting ALS for 20 years.

September 1, 2023

Watch This New Mario Kart Track Take You On a Joyride Through L.A.

Local landmarks like City Hall, the Inglewood oil field, and the Santa Monica Pier are enough to power-up our civic pride with the strength of a mainlined fire flower.

July 17, 2023

Los Angeles Allocates More Than $1.8 Million For Portable Sinks and Toilets At Encampments After Funding Nearly Dried Up

As of July 1, there are 69 toilets and sinks on city sidewalks at 35 different locations, according to the city department that oversees the contract for the units. It's unclear where exactly those locations are though.

July 14, 2023

‘Another Year of More People Living on the Streets,’ Homelessness Increases 10 Percent in Los Angeles

Thousands of more people live in makeshift shelters, vans, and cars than a year ago. On any given night, there are more than 75,000 people experiencing homelessness in LA County and more than 46,000 people in the City of Los Angeles, according to LAHSA.

June 29, 2023

Through Their Conchas, This Huntington Park Panadería Celebrates Pride Month by Giving Back to LGBTQ Youth

“We lost customers, but to be honest, we don’t need them. We stand with our community. All of our community," says the owner of the Mexican bakery in SELA. One hundred percent of the proceeds from these Pride conchas will be donated to Latinx Equality Alliance.

June 13, 2023

The Best 13 Tacos in Tijuana, Available Only In Our Printable ‘Tijuana Week’ Pocket Guide

L.A. TACO started out as a DIY online zine covering tacos and street-level art. We are honoring our roots in this printable "TIJUANA WEEK" zine in collaboration with USC Annenberg that you can print out and use as a real-life exclusive taco guide next time you are there. Each taco in the list was curated to better understand Tijuana's amazing taco culture, from seafood to asada and fancy to streetside. Find the link to our pocket guide on the site.

June 13, 2023