Dennis Romero is an L.A. Weekly staff writer. He formerly worked at the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Los Angeles Times, where he participated in Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the L.A. riots. His work has appeared in Rolling Stone online, the Guardian and, as a young stringer, the New York Times.
17 hours ago | Death
Supporters of the late Gemmel Moore want to find out how he died at the home of a noted Democratic Party donor. They hope recently discovered cellphones can shed some light on the case.
18 hours ago | Social Media
During active shooting situations and other mass emergencies, people look to social media for answers.
2 days ago | Law
"The problem is applicants are being denied at step one of the process," adds Beth Avery, staff attorney with the National Employment Law Project. "They have no chance to point out, 'Hey, this is what happened.' Employers just see that box checked."
3 days ago | Race & Ethnicity
Advocates for justice for a gay black man found dead in the West Hollywood apartment of a prominent Democratic Party donor in July say the case isn't receiving as much attention as Hollywood studio chief Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault scandal b...
3 days ago | Marijuana
The California fires have destroyed several pot farms but experts say supply and price won't be affected.