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Mayor Eric Garcetti has been cagey about the wording around Los Angeles’ sanctuary status. He’s said LA is a “city of sanctuary.” We find out what that means, and why immigrant rights activists are upset.
A feature of sanctuary cities is that local police don’t act as immigration agents. But short of holding people for ICE, police here and elsewhere have been helping in other ways to deport undocumented immigrants.
Artist Jason Rhoades died at age 41 and was celebrated in New york and Europe. He’s now getting his due in Los Angeles with a major exhibition at Hauser & Wirth. We find out how he created a uniquely California vision of contemporary art.
Rhoades’ “My Madinah. In pursuit of my ermitage…,” (Courtesy of Michell Eloy)
Angelenos will vote next week on Measure S, which would limit development in LA for the next two years. This seemingly dull zoning initiative has become hotly contested.
A new commercial and residential project under construction in Hollywood. It’s the kind of project that angers supporters of Measure S. (Courtesy of Saul Gonzalez)
If you’re an LA voter, you’ve likely gotten mailers from both sides of the Measure S campaign. Millions of dollars have gone into advocating the pro and anti-Measure S messages, with some wild claims thrown around.
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Does copyright law cover graffiti? Clothing company H&M did a fashion shoot in Brooklyn featuring models standing against a gray wall painted with black waving lines. The graffiti was the work of an LA-based street artist, who wanted compensation. H&M responded by filing a lawsuit against him, then dropped it a few days later.
Taylor Mac takes on U.S. history in 246 songs, two dozen costume changes Taylor Mac will perform his “24-Decade History of Popular Music” starting Thursday in LA. It’s divided into four shows on four separate nights. It’s about this history of oppression and activism in the U.S. -- from 1776 to present day.
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