Hedge fund manager William Ackman says Herbalife is a pyramid scheme that exploits the poor. Yet the company attracts fans grateful for a chance to run their own businesses.
Brandon Spencer has recently begun serving a prison term for opening fire at a Halloween party two years ago at the University of Southern California. He is paying a 40-year price for four shots that killed no one.
Stanley Thiesfield’s cause of death will likely remain “undetermined” to the coroner and investigators. So will hundreds of other deaths each year in Los Angeles, haunting both families and officials.
The Southern California Library in South LA preserves historical records that could have been lost.
The Los Angeles Police Department collected 950 weapons in its annual buyback program that gives Angelenos gift cards for guns.
A few weeks ago, I took 30 students from Occidental College’s “Urban Fictions” literature class to Leimert Park. We stopped at Earlez Grille at Crenshaw and Exposition for lunch, thanks to the enthusiastic recommendation from a neighbor who used to work with City Councilman Bernard Parks in the area. “Everyone goes to Earlez Grille!” he …