Los Angeles

Los Angeles

LA’s Black-Latino tensions bared in City Council scandal – Associated Press

Photo: People hold signs and shout slogans before the starting the Los Angeles City Council meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022 in Los Angeles Cross-cultural coalitions have ruled Los Angeles politics for decades, helping elect both black and Latino politicians to top leadership roles in the huge racially and ethnically diverse city. But a shocking

Gas Prices

Los Angeles Becomes First Major U.S. City to Reach $6 Average Gas Price

Oil’s rise, refinery snags fuel the West Coast city’s prices to highest yet Los Angeles, today, became the first major city in the U.S. to reach an average gas price of $6 or more, according to GasBuddy, the leading fuel savings platform saving North American drivers the most money on gas. The national average gas

Energy

Los Angeles weighs phasing out oil and gas drilling

The University Park neighborhood of Los Angeles has a lot in common with urban areas across the U.S.: A dense population with lots of businesses and housing. A cluster of car dealerships. A row of restaurants. Schools and a community center. But nestled in the predominantly Latino community is something rarely found in urban areas

Law Enforcement

Portland among US cities adding funds to police departments

Night after night, hundreds of people marched the streets of Oregon’s largest city, demanding racial justice after the murder of George Floyd by a white officer. Among the rallying cries were “defund the police” — a call for elected officials to reallocate some law enforcement funding elsewhere. In June 2020, the Portland City Council and

Politics

Recall vote highlights California’s geopolitical divisions

The California recall election was a blowout win for Gov. Gavin Newsom that reinforced the state’s political divisions: The Democratic governor won big support in coastal areas and urban centers, while the rural north and agricultural inland, with far fewer voters, largely wanted him gone. “It’s almost like two states,” Menlo College political scientist Melissa

COVID-19

Vaccinating the homeless: Some have received doses, others await their turn

Clayton Foster was living out of his car when he contracted COVID-19. The 67-year-old knew he faced higher risks of death or severe outcomes during the pandemic because of his chronic heart and bladder conditions, but for Foster and thousands of other homeless people across the Southwest, it’s been hard to protect against the virus.