Homeless, assaulted, broke: drivers left behind as Uber promises change at the top

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Uber has vowed a shakeup of its scandal-prone executive culture. But its drivers, often left destitute by car rentals and low pay, who are being shortchanged It was billed as one of the most important company-wide meetings in the history of Los Angeles. The 28-year-old rolled up his sleeping bag, put it in the trunk […]

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‘Are you FBI?’ how I captured the everyday life of gangland LA

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Imperial Courts is a LA housing project most Americans have only seen from a helicopter camera. But, over the course of two decades, photographer Dana Lixenberg chronicled its characters and everyday life When Dutch photographer Dana Lixenberg first started her series Imperial Courts in 1993, on the Watts housing estate of the same name, the […]

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At LA airport’s new private terminal, the rich can watch normal people suffer

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LAXs mega-exclusive terminal has beds, massages, and an iPad to watch people slog through the main airport. But the manager denies its about inequality The guiltiest pleasure at Los Angeles international airports (LAX) new LAX each year. There they process thousands of people at a time, theyre barking. Its loud. Here its very, very lovely, […]

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Americas millions of Mexicans without documents live in fear of deportation

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Donald Trumps crackdown has been a terrifying bolt from the blue The queue starts outside the consulate gate soon after dawn and stretches up Park View street. The visitors speak in low murmurs, exchanging the latest rumours. A dragnet in Glendale. Checkpoints in Highland Park. People deported for jaywalking. For speaking Spanish. Some visitors say […]

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Los Angeles playground ban would brand single adults as pedophiles, say critics

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Proposed law would bar adults unaccompanied by children from playgrounds in city parks, which a city councilman said would protect kids from creepy activity A proposed law banning lone adults from Los Angeles playgrounds has triggered an outcry from critics who say it would stigmatize single people as pedophiles. Mitch OFarrell, a city councilman, suggested […]

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Debbie Reynolds taken to hospital one day after death of daughter Carrie Fisher report

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Hollywood legend, 84, taken ill in Beverly Hills; Oscar-nominated stars big break came in Singin in the Rain in 1952 Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds was reportedly taken to the hospital on Wednesday, just one day after her daughter, famed actor and author Carrie Fisher, died. The 84-year-old actor was in Beverly Hills following the death […]

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