California leaders welcome and protect immigrants. Washington has had enough.
Washington hesitates in response to state efforts to legalize marijuana.
George Gascón, former LAPD officer and now district attorney of San Francisco, discusses sanctuary, policing and public safety.
At Homeboy, researchers discover a model that works.
Norman Lear reflects on a career of influence and consequence.
As change roils Los Angeles communities, academics and city planners absorb new challenges.
Margaret Peters looks at the history of trade and immigration, both at the center of today’s Washington.
The LAPD chief has seen what happens when police fail and what can be achieved when they succeed. His conclusion: Police matter.
For decades, California fought crime with long, rigid prison sentences. It didn’t work.
A pair of shootings raises questions about LAPD’s practices. The early answers are encouraging.
Police unions were delivered a rare setback when Gov. Jerry Brown signed two accountability measures. That’s a good thing.
In the clash over California and national values, the stakes are high and the research compelling.
As the race for governor accelerates, the issues become clearer.
When disaster strikes, communities struggle to help.
New Luskin poll finds Angelenos concerned for undocumented neighbors.
Blueprint hit the ground running Wednesday night with a rousing example of what it can do and what it can be.
Welcome to a new magazine on the issues confronting Los Angeles and California.
A young Los Angeles organizer helps lead a national debate over police and force.
Term limits, scandals and retirements clear the way for a new era in the government of America’s largest county, Los Angeles.
Blueprint contributor Bill Boyarsky analyzes a new UCLA rent control study for LA Observed.