By Susan Abram

Stories from here and there…

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti counting on new HOPE program to help the homeless

  Earlier this year I was invited to go on a ride along with LA City Mayor Eric Garcetti to see how a program to help the homeless in the … Continue reading

December 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Crackdown on Skid Row drug dealing won’t stop ‘evil people’ who sell

A story broke out on LA’s  Skid Row this year that I never heard of. A drug called Spice, which is synthetic marijuana, sickened dozens of people all in one … Continue reading

December 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Sex trafficking survivor helps others identify victims

I’ve seen the evolution of how we’re starting to re-examine our views on prostitution, now known as sex trafficking.  There’s no such thing as a child prostitute,  advocates say and … Continue reading

December 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mom pushes for lower speed limit after son’s death

Sometimes as reporters, we need to slow down and listen to someone’s story. It’s more difficult to do these days. Just a few years ago, a reporter had time to … Continue reading

October 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

When Porter Ranch was born, huge gas wells weren’t part of the conversation

I searched through three boxes of environmental impact reports written in the 1970s and on, to find out if natural gas tanks were mentioned in all the plans to create … Continue reading

June 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mountain lion wandering high school, front yards, captured and released

It’s tough being a print reporter when a mountain lion wanders from the nearby Santa Susana mountains into a suburban neighborhood. We have no helicopters, no news vans, and we’re … Continue reading

June 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

The 100,000 who marched for justice

Exactly one year ago on April 24, 2015, I walked with tens of thousands of marchers down Sunset Boulevard and a little later on, met them six miles away in … Continue reading

April 24, 2016 · Leave a comment