| Nov 8, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Sixty percent of Americans say that society would be better off if the distribution of wealth were more equal, according to the 2011 American Values Survey by the Public Religion Research Institute. “We are witnessing the emergence of a generational...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Unemployment insurance recipients draw benefits from debit cards....
| Nov 10, 2011
| 4:34 PM
The lagging economy is preventing many young adults from becoming entrepreneurs, according to a new poll released Thursday. A survey of the millennial generation -– those ages 18 to 34 -– found that more than half of those polled either......
| Jul 23, 2010
| 12:33 PM
A long-term study shows that Latinos have a much higher rate of certain vision disorders. Now, on the heels of the Los Angeles Latino Eye Study, free eye health screenings will be offered in the city.
The EyeSmart EyeCheck screening targeting Latinos was...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 4:27 PM
The first-ever survey of adolescent alcohol and drug abuse to recognize youths of mixed race or ethnicity has found that such kids hover closest to white adolescents in the rate at which they suffer substance abuse disorders. That is not reassuring,...
| Nov 13, 2011
| 1:55 PM
Blaine Young, president of Frederick County's board of commissioners, has plans to make Frederick "the most unfriendly county in the state of Maryland to illegal aliens." And while he said some localities might cringe at such a title, "we wear that with a...
| Jul 7, 2011
President Obama faces an uphill struggle in his campaign for reelection next year. His job approval rating is stuck just below 50%. The unemployment rate appears likely to remain above 8% until election day. And, though it's too soon to mean much, early...
| Sep 26, 2011
There are two conversations going on inside the L.A. County Hall of Administration about the delicate matter of redrawing maps for the supervisorial districts. Both will come to a head Tuesday, but only one will be publicly acknowledged.
| May 16, 2011
Imagine if today's Los Angeles were governed by a white mayor and an all-white City Council. And then imagine if that anomaly was protected by city election rules that virtually guaranteed no Latino candidate could land a spot in elected office. The civil...
| Jul 25, 2011
For nearly half a century, the term "inner city" has been code for poor and minority. But now white flight — the decades-long trend of affluent Anglos leaving the urban core for leafier suburban cul-de-sacs — has run its course. And "inner...
| Sep 19, 2011
This is what the revolution looks like: It's a rally in Lynwood where parents demand the right to exercise their power to shape their children's future; it's a dozen residents in a South-Central apartment gathering to compare notes on the failing...