June 16, 2012 President Obama outlined a new policy Friday to temporarily stop deporting some young illegal immigrants. Supporters celebrated the announcement, but not everyone embraced the change. There are critics who say it goes too far, while others say it's not enough.
September 20, 2011 Los Angeles city officials have opened once-polluted and often-ridiculed Los Angeles River to kayaks and canoes. NPR's Mandalit del Barco rode on it with a group of 10-year-olds and a City Council member — where they discovered herons, carp and 32 discarded shopping carts.
September 6, 2011 Seventeen years ago, a girl named BooBoo was a hard-core member of the Playboys gang in Los Angeles. She drifted in and out of juvenile probation. Now, Cindy Martinez is a mother of five who has lasered off her tattoos and teaches her kids not to make her same mistakes.
August 9, 2011 From Earthquake to The Day After Tomorrow, why have filmmakers always loved demolishing L.A.? We offer a list of movies in which the city is attacked by aliens or killer robots, plagued by zombies and (most frequently) crushed by natural disasters.
August 3, 2011 The city did away with its red light camera program, which sent photos of moving violations to drivers, along with fines of nearly $500. It turns out the courts weren't following up on the citations; the tickets don't show up at the DMV or on insurance or credit records. "If you don't pay it," one City Council member said, "nothing happens."
July 18, 2011 Los Angeles officials have reopened a major interstate freeway that was closed for construction. Fearing traffic jams of epic proportions, many drivers stayed off the roads over the weekend. But cars were back on Interstate 405 a day ahead of schedule.