Daina Beth Solomon
11 months ago | USC
Like any proud father, James Spencer is eager to show off photos of his son. Seated at a desk in his Inglewood apartment on a recent Friday evening, the 59-year-old shuffled legal documents, news clippings and letters until he unearthed a photo of...
11 months ago | Crime
When police officers arrived at a two-room apartment just south of USC last fall to investigate complaints of foul odors, they found a body decomposed beyond recognition. Something else caught their attention, too — the black electrical cord knott...
1 year ago | People 2014
One of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2014 issue. Check out our entire People 2014 issue. "I know how to draw faces!" Ramiro Gomez insists with a grin, dabbing brown paint onto a glossy white magazine page with a s...
2 years ago | Restaurant Openings & Closings
"It's literally an oasis in one of the most hardcore parts of the city -- and no one knows about it." So wrote Huell Howser in 2007 about The French Garden, an eatery in the industrial side of downtown's Arts District. But plenty of people know ab...
2 years ago | People 2013
One of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2013 issue. Check out our entire People 2013 issue here. The spirits of ancient Mexican deities may soon reside in Los Angeles, enticed across the border by chef Rocio Camacho. Cama...
2 years ago | Dance
href="http://www.laweekly.com/microsites/people-2013/" target="_blank">One of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2013 issue. Check out our entire People 2013 issue here. While New York has sustained sizable, world-renowned ...