Carla Hall

Carla Hall is an editorial board member who writes about homelessness, reproductive rights, popular culture, animal welfare, and human rights in Asia and Africa, among other topics. Before joining the board, she was a general assignment reporter for the Los Angeles Times’ California section. She previously worked for the Washington Post’s Style section, where she juggled writing with acting roles in small theaters and even a couple of TV shows. She has a bachelor's degree in the history of science from Harvard University.
You can't just tell young people to go out and vote. You have to help them out

I spend a lot of time urging people to vote. But it occurred to me that I had never delivered that message to my niece, Elise, who turned 18 in July. Was she even registered?

  • Opinion
Jeering Mayor Garcetti won't fix homelessness in Venice

It was billed as a town hall for Venice residents to hear about the bridge housing shelter for homeless people proposed for the unused Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus yard in that coastal community. Mostly, however, it was a three-hour flogging of L.A. city officials.