By Hillel Aron

Power in Los Angeles isn't what it used to be. Once, men like Harry and Norman Chandler, former publishers of the L.A. Times and economic oligarchs, wielded enormous political and economic influence across the entire basin. Today, power is diffuse, spread out, parceled out to different players and interest groups– unions, developers and neighborhood groups– who in turn form a perpetually shifting set of alliances. It's the reason why it's so hard to get anything done in L.A.– and perhaps why the city's political outlook seems so uncertain. Read More »

Mapping the power

a look at the players

Case Studies

How Power Plays Out Today

The Committee

A photographic History of Power in LA

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