Mission Statement

The Los Angeles Observer is a photography-rich publication documenting Art, Culture, Science, and Sports in the Greater Los Angeles Metropolitan Area.

The 1,300 journalists at the New York Times publish about 230 stories daily, and the 700 journalists at the Washington Post publish about 500 stories. The five human journalists, two human editors, and an unknown number of “bot journalists” at RADAR (Reporters And Data Robots) publish about 266 stories daily. Here at the Los Angeles Observer, we publish about one story a week. We’re not competing with anyone on quantity.

There are myriad international, national, regional, and local stories that we don’t cover. Many of those stories are covered in a similar fashion by multiple publications. LAO strives to make the few stories we cover present unique and compelling voices you won’t hear anywhere else.

Who we are

The LA Observer is funded by a grant from the Sauceda Art Foundation.

Publishers: Beatrice + Dagoberto Sauceda

Managing Editor: Glenn Zucman


The Los Angeles Observer launched on April 8, 2024. On that date, a total eclipse of the sun traveled from Mexico, through 12 American states, and on to Canada. As the skies darkened animals returned to their nests. The stars came out. And then, as the moon slowly allowed us to enjoy the sun’s warmth once more, this new publication was born. We hope to spread light.


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