A way to help get rid of LA’s invasive plants? Eat them
After a record-breaking rainy season, LA’s hills are blanketed in fresh, green foliage. That’s great news for local foragers who spend their free time harvesting edible plants.
Jokes, costumes, inflatable rats: Writers keep picket lines entertaining
After more than two weeks of striking, film/TV writers and their supporters are finding new ways to keep up the energy at the picket lines.
Community land trusts are a radical experiment in living cooperatively
LA’s community land trusts aim to keep housing affordable by letting residents own the buildings they live in.
Debate over Echo Park Lake fence removal divides community
Two years after police cleared a large homeless camp and the city fenced Echo Park Lake amid massive protests, a new council member wants to bring down the chain link barrier. Reactions are mixed.
Roach motels, irregular food: Inside Safe faces issues as it expands
Participants in Mayor Karen Bass’s signature homelessness initiative report a disorganized rollout and serious habitability issues in some of the places where they’re staying.