4 days ago | Justice
Although the inmate entrance is called "Reception" at L.A. County's only all-female jail, that term is loosely applied. Cold, stark and made of concrete and steel, Reception is where women enter Lynwood's Century Regional Detention Facility for th...
18 days ago | Animal Welfare
It's 2 a.m. on a Tuesday and Janice Modin is in her Burbank driveway, cramming every square inch of her Honda Fit with jugs of water, cans of food and stacks of cardboard. It's a messy kind of Jenga that, having repeated it thousands of times, Mod...
4 months ago | A Considerable Town
Victoria Tik looks more like she should be modeling the sleek, sustainable dresses of FROCK Los Angeles instead of designing them. But Tik has far bigger plans, as founder and designer of a line of eco-friendly, women's ready-to-wear designed to b...
5 months ago | City News
There is only one type of Los Angeles City worker who can inspire rage, obscenities and complete exhaustion in residents. People despise them more than the cops and avoid them like the intersection of Hollywood and Highland on a Friday night. They...
6 months ago | Above the Law
Vladimir Nesterenko left the Ukraine 28 years ago following the Chernobyl disaster, one of the worst nuclear power plant failures in history. The 1986 explosion and fire flung radioactive particles into the sky and across the western USSR and Euro...
10 months ago | Longform
The whole thing started with a scene straight out of a mobster movie. It was around 6 p.m. when more than a dozen men from two organized crime groups opened fire on each other in a North Hollywood parking lot. Witnesses say nearly everyone was arm...