Los Angeles

Eoin Higgins, staff writer
The massive explosion in downtown Los Angeles as videoed by an observer.
"Major smoke screen, ash is raining for blocks."
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
A driver and passenger wear face masks as Uber and Lyft drivers with Rideshare Drivers United and the
 Transport Workers Union of America conduct a 'caravan protest' outside the California Labor Commissioner's office amidst the coronavirus pandemic on April 16, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.
"Californians who drive for Uber and Lyft lack basic worker protections.....
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Jane Fonda
The actor and activist's comments came ahead of a Fire Drill Friday rally...


Last week, the LAPD became the country's largest police department to acquire surveillance drones - though their PR-savvy announcement carefully uses the term "unmanned aerial vehicles" - when they accepted as gifts two Draganflyer X6 drones rejected by angry Seattle residents who had cited privacy concerns, "the militarization of our streets and now the air above them," and the fact "we dont trust you with the weapons you do have." The LAPD, which was recently blasted for surveillance over...