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Friday, June 22, 2018

Friday, June 22, 2018

Scores of Immigrant Children Separated From Parents are at California Facilities

Scores of Immigrant Children Separated From Parents are at California Facilities

About 100 children removed from their parents at the U.S. Mexico border are now staying in child care facilities in California — including 16 kids aged eight to 17 in a Fullerton group home run by Crittenton Services for Children and Families.

The Story Behind the Eye-Popping Votes in Koreatown's Neighborhood Council Election

The Story Behind the Eye-Popping Votes in Koreatown's Neighborhood Council Election

A neighborhood council election this week in Koreatown on whether to break out a second council district tied to the “Little Bangladesh” area brought out an eye-popping number of voters. The more than 19,000 ballots cast make it far and away the biggest Neighborhood Council election to date.

Let's All Cry About How Nice Mr. Rogers Was In New Doc 'Won't You Be My Neighbor?'

Let's All Cry About How Nice Mr. Rogers Was In New Doc 'Won't You Be My Neighbor?'

When "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" premiered 50 years ago with simple sets, some old puppets, and an unassuming host, there was no reason to expect the show would last. But Fred Rogers hosted the legendary kids show for 31 seasons.

First Chickenpox, Now Scabies At The Federal Prison In Victorville Holding Immigrant Detainees

First Chickenpox, Now Scabies At The Federal Prison In Victorville Holding Immigrant Detainees

As of Friday afternoon, detainees are also still not allowed to call family members or a lawyer.

We Want To Find Out Where Migrant Children Are Being Held In Southern California. Here's How You Can Help

We Want To Find Out Where Migrant Children Are Being Held In Southern California. Here's How You Can Help

Some of the 2,300 migrant children separated from their families at the border are in L.A. If you have any information, here's how to get in touch.

LA Explained: The LA River

LA Explained: The LA River

Is it a river? A sewer? A flood control channel? A place to film awesome drag racing scenes? A tool of gentrifiers to raise property values? What's the deal with the L.A. River, and why should I care about it? Let's find out.

She's A Young LA Jazz Musician Who's Going Places (Carnegie Hall, To Be Exact)

She's A Young LA Jazz Musician Who's Going Places (Carnegie Hall, To Be Exact)

In a male-dominated jazz world, this deeply accomplished young woman is making her mark — coast to coast.

Answers To Our 'LA To The Core' Puzzle

Answers To Our 'LA To The Core' Puzzle

(Photo by Michael Coghlan/Flickr Creative Commons)Earlier this week, to celebrate the relaunch and revival of LAist, we brought you puzzlemaster Zach Sherwin's "LA To The Core" brainteaser. The answers in this little game were all two-word phrases with "LA" in the middle and they were all designed to test how much you know about Los Angeles. We're back! And we have the answers. Read on!\ LA TO THE CORE: ANSWERS 1. caL Arts2. beL Air3. generaL...

Meet The Man Behind Coachella's $100 Hot Dog

Meet The Man Behind Coachella's $100 Hot Dog

He's also the guy responsible for the food at Arroyo Seco Weekend. If the food at Coachella is like a greatest hits collection, Arroyo Seco Weekend is all about the deep cuts.

John Mack, LA's 'Dean Of Civil Rights,' Is Dead

John Mack, LA's 'Dean Of Civil Rights,' Is Dead

The 81-year-old had served as head of the Urban League's L.A. chapter and as a member of the L.A. Police Commission. His "wisdom, integrity, and kindness helped transform Los Angeles," said Mayor Garcetti.

Thinking About Retiring In California? Keep Dreaming

Thinking About Retiring In California? Keep Dreaming

One in five seniors in California live in poverty. Conditions are more dire for women.

Why People On Food Stamps Won't Be Able To Use Their Benefits This Weekend

Why People On Food Stamps Won't Be Able To Use Their Benefits This Weekend

The state is shutting down operations for 24 hours starting 11 p.m. Saturday until 11 p.m. Sunday.

Thomas Guide Maps: The Rise And Fall of LA's Directional Holy Grail

Thomas Guide Maps: The Rise And Fall of LA's Directional Holy Grail

There was a time you wouldn't dare leave your house without a Thomas Guide. Here's the history of this beloved tome.

So You Want To Contribute To LAist? Here's How

So You Want To Contribute To LAist? Here's How

We want people who are deeply engaged in Los Angeles and in their communities to contribute to the site. Here’s what to know if you're interested.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

This Paleontologist Inspired 'Jurassic Park's' Original Hero

This Paleontologist Inspired 'Jurassic Park's' Original Hero

Paleontologist Jack Horner has been a scientific advisor on every "Jurassic Park" movie, from the 1993 original to 2018's "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom."

You May Soon Have To Pay Sales Tax On All Your Online Shopping

You May Soon Have To Pay Sales Tax On All Your Online Shopping

The Supreme Court overturned a rule that for years allowed online retailers to avoid charging sales tax.

23 Of The Best Things To Do This Weekend In Southern California

23 Of The Best Things To Do This Weekend In Southern California

This weekend, you can celebrate some of the longest days of the year in the Southern California sun — from Arroyo Seco Weekend in Pasadena and CicLAvia in the Valley to a mass meditation in an open field and a massive bounce house.

I Went To A Secret, Silent 'PLAY' In DTLA And It Was Kind Of Amazing

I Went To A Secret, Silent 'PLAY' In DTLA And It Was Kind Of Amazing

At PLAY, you can paint on a wall. You can type out a story on an old typewriter. You can put on makeup, or put it on someone else; throw on a costume and pose for a photo, collapse in a room filled with hundreds of stuffed animals, or challenge some stranger to a game of Twister.

Rent Control: Maybe Good For You, Maybe Not Good For Future You

Rent Control: Maybe Good For You, Maybe Not Good For Future You

While expanding rent control might be good for some people, it’s not necessarily good for the majority of renters (or future renters).

More Than 100 Children Separated From Families At Border Now In LA, Garcetti Confirms

More Than 100 Children Separated From Families At Border Now In LA, Garcetti Confirms

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti confirmed Thursday that some of the 2,300 migrant children separated from their families at the border are now in Los Angeles.

Photos: DTLA Crowds Rally Against Family Separation And Border Policy

Photos: DTLA Crowds Rally Against Family Separation And Border Policy

The protest was focused around the Metropolitan Detention Center; a public prayer was held at the ICE Headquarters.

A Day In The Life Of The San Gabriel Valley's Hardest Working Dim Sum Makers

A Day In The Life Of The San Gabriel Valley's Hardest Working Dim Sum Makers

Chicken feet stewed in abalone sauce. Chinese tamales. Siu mai and har gow for days. Here's how it all happens at Monterey Park's legendary NBC Seafood.

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