State Of The Union Address 2014

Neon Tommy's got you covered with stories on Obama's State of the Union Address



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Live Blogging The 2010 Emmy Awards

Read what Neon Tommy's entertainment section has to say about the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards as they unfold live.



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Urban League Gets Mixed Grades On Crenshaw Area Overhaul

Some goals are being met while deeper challenges persist. Crime and dropout rates are down, but fundraising lags and reforms are slow.



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SPECIAL REPORT: Success Of Major Urban League Renewal Plan In Question At Halfway Mark

The veteran civil rights group launched a multi-million-dollar, five-year plan to uplift low-performing Crenshaw High School and the distressed South L.A. neighborhood that surrounds it. Nearly three years into the project, the Urban League can claim some significant improvements but serious problems still plague the school and the community.



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Success Of Major Urban League Renewal Plan In Question At Halfway Mark

At the project's midway point, Neon Tommy reporters found the Urban League and its partners have made some gains and suffered some setbacks.



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More On The Oscars...


Oscars Bring Joy and Headaches
As Hollywood prepares for Sunday's 82nd Academy Awards, local business and commuters are dealing with the complications of the city's biggest night.


Fans Predict Oscar Winners
Neon Tommy finds out who moviegoers think will bring home the gold this Sunday.

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Live Blogging The Academy Awards

JOIN THE CONVO: Watching all the pomp and pageantry at home? Speak up and let Neon Tommy's Arts editors keep you company. We'll be sitting pretty in a chat room from 5-8pm (PST). Come partake in the fun.

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Complete Coverage Of The 2010 Oscar Ceremony

From fashion to food to after parties, this is your home base for all things Oscar.

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Obama Ducks Call To More Question And Answer Time

White House shoots down a joint liberal-conservative call for regular open mic sessions with Congress.

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Live Blogging the Grammy Awards

Join The Conversation:Who wins, who should have won, and will we ever tire of talking about Michael Jackson?

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Live Blogging The Golden Globes

Join The Conversation: Who wins, who should have won, best and worst dressed, and Ricky Gervais -- fun or no fun?

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Marshall Drummond Contract And Separation Agreement

Reporters for Neon Tommy filed a public records request to obtain the contract and separation agreement for Los Angeles Community College District Chancellor Marshall Drummond.

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The Human Side Of The Swine Flu Epidemic


See some of L.A. County's swine flu victims in the slideshow below, and watch a mother reflect on the passing of her 12-year-old son.




Cristian Torres Rodriguez's mother
remembers her son.


More victim profiles are inside.

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Faces Of A Health Crisis: Series Overview

This special report on swine flu in Los Angeles County includes profiles of some swine flu victims, research into the legality of withholding death certificates from the public, copies of the certificates provided to Neon Tommy, an interactive map detailing where swine flu has struck in L.A. County, and an in-depth look at how health department officials in Los Angeles and across the country are responding to this crisis.

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Swine Flu Victim Death Certificates From Across Calif.

Neon Tommy reporters requested death certificates from 12 counties in California. Below are the documents we received from Los Angeles, Fresno and Sacramento counties.

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Beck Selected As New LAPD Chief

LISTEN: Hear Deputy Police Chief Charlie Beck and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's speeches at today's press conference.

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Join Neon Tommy For A Panel On Prison Reform In California

LIVEBLOG: Chime in as we liveblog "Crime, Punishment, and Rehabilitation: The Politics and Policy of California Prisons" at the Unruh Institute at 12:30pm.

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Station Fire Growth Slows, But New Areas At Risk

The Station fire remains largely uncontained, but fire officials found a reason to be optimistic by late Monday evening.

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Pols And Pundits Assess Early Progress Of Obama Administration

LIVE BLOG: Jonathan Martin and Mike Allen of POLITICO and Dan Schnur of the USC Unruh Institute of Politics co-moderate today's panel discussions.

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Lights Out For Earth Hour? Not So Much In Los Angeles

MULTIMEDIA PACKAGE: Angelenos threw a slick party downtown, but otherwise not many were on board for the eco-minded blackout.

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LIVE BLOG: TEDxUSC

Salman Ahmad, Markus Nordberg, Jane Poynter and Kellee Santiago among speakers and performers at first annual TEDxUSC conference.

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