After being invited to the White House on Friday for a roundtable discussion on issues pertaining to the Latino community, inside sources confirm that L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has not yet left the premises.
At press time, the Secret Service's attempts to remove the Los Angeles mayor had entered the 36th hour.
"I want to thank President Obama for kindly welcoming me back into my home away from home..."
Three candidates for L.A. District Attorney debated public safety issues on Saturday afternoon. But once again, City Attorney Carmen Trutanich was not among them.
Trutanich, the leading fundraiser in the race, also skipped the first debate, back in November. At the time, he was still claiming publicly that he had not decided whether to run. Now that's he officially in the race, what's his excuse?
The city of Vernon is continuing to look into allegations of voter fraud, as mail-in ballots are being distributed for the April 10 council election.
John Van de Kamp, the city's ethics adviser, has sent investigators to interview the residents of a small, three-bedroom house where nine people are registered to vote.
One of the residents of the house, Hector Moreno, is an employee of a Manhattan Beach car wash where an incumbent councilman, Richard Maisano, is the manager.
Did a race-baiting Facebook post lead seven black teens to smash in the face of a random Latino 15-year-old on March 14?
L.A. County Sheriff's Detective Chris Bergo says that while interviewing the seven suspects, one of them -- who attends Cactus Middle School in Palmdale -- "talked about a Facebook post where Hispanics were going to beat up the blacks."
So they allegedly went to the Cactus Middle area looking for a fight...
The sexiest story to hit the newspaper world since Lou Grant wore short sleeves has a Los Angeles tie-in!
Thank the Lord.
It turns out that super-hottie society writer Sarah Tressler, fired after her not-so-secret night job as a stripper was revealed in Houston, was an intern right here in town -- at the late, great LA CityBeat.
Not only that but, at the time, she readily admitted ...
Occupy Wall Street may have begun as a reaction to greedy banksters, but by the end, the narrative had morphed into kids versus cops.
"As a cop you do not want to be that guy with the mask on, with the shield, taking on all these protesters," says Thomas Marchese, a sergeant at the Soledad Police Department in NorCal. Yet the 99 percent came to think of law enforcement as the enemy -- likely because "police are the public face of the government," says Marchese.
The active-duty officer is hoping to alter that perspective...
As L.A.'s own Trayvon Martin case appears to be erupting in Pasadena, the radio station KJLH (102.3 FM) is hosting a town hall discussion about the Florida shooting tomorrow.
Some of the African American community's biggest luminaries will be there, and it's free and open to the public.
Here's the 411:
Backers of a sex trafficking law say they have turned in enough signatures to put the initiative before voters in November.
Organizers of the Californians Against Sexual Exploitation Act said today they turned in 865,000 signatures to the Secretary of State.
The law would ...
Now it appears that the International Federation of Red Cross is on that bandwagon.
In a recent statement to the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs ...
Updated after the jump with a response from the department, who claims Beerathon organizers need their own liquor license.
Originally posted at 6:45 a.m.