Local law enforcement say they still don't know what's causing a spike in overdoses on Skid Row from the drug known as "Spice." It's the street name for synthetic marijuana. And in recent years it's become a popular drug of choice sold at the epicenter of LA's homeless crisis.
FROM THIS EPISODE
More From LA Observed
California's bullet train facing a new challenge: its speed On paper, the state’s bullet train can take you from Los Angeles to San Francisco in less than three hours. But in reality, a lot of folks are wary that the line can actually live up to its lofty expectations. That’s adding to intense criticism of the $77 billion project and a price tag that – by the way – continues to climb.
LAPD bullet kills Trader Joe's employee in standoff with suspect The LAPD is shedding new light on what happened over the weekend at a Trader Joes in Silver Lake. An assistant manager at that store, 27-year-old Melyda Corada, died during a shootout between a suspect and police. That is raising a host of questions, including what should happen to that officer.
A tram to the Hollywood sign The Hollywood sign has been a magnet for tourists and the bane of existence for the neighbors who surround it. People seeking selfies, or even just a closer look, have poured into Beachwood Canyon and other places nearby for decades. Now, Warner Brothers studio says it thinks it has a way to get the people there, without the neighborhood dilemma: A tram that would whisk you up there from the backside of the mountain.
What a change of zip code means for the LA Times Starting next week, when you type 'Los Angeles Times' into your smartphone, you will be seeing a new address. The institution that has covered the L.A.-area since the late 1800s is moving to the coast: El Segundo, to be exact. The building will be hemmed in by the notoriously jammed 405 freeway, and that fact is raising a lot of questions about how the paper will continue to deliver on its mission.
LATEST BLOG POSTS
Healing sexual assault through cabaret On a recent Saturday night in Hollywood, a bar was packed with 20 and 30-somethings drinking, talking have having a good time. They were here to see a variety show,… Read More
Without China, who will take our recycling? China’s new recycling policies have upended recycling programs all around the country and here in LA. During the first quarter of 2017, California exported 54,000 tons of mixed plastics. In… Read More