That was the question in the email.
Good question. The answer, for those in LA and are interested in local public affairs, is Patterico
, which covers many of those moments one of the local papers screw up on (the LA Times, like many papers, hasn't figured out that "news analysis" and withholding information are not the competitive strengths of the news business). He does some original reporting, a lot of fact checking, and is a good, well-written commenter.