Ready for summer? Ready to party? Be ready to have your ass busted if you drink and drive. The LAPD, the sheriff's department and Pasadena police are rolling out the troops this holiday weekend, hoping that you won't be dumb enough to be a DUI motorist. We're counting 7 checkpoints and two patrol o ... More >>
Coliseum CommissionElectric Daisy Carnival.Updated after the jump with corrected numbers for the cost of officer deployments at raves and with a rough estimate of Electric Daisy Carnival's revenues. First posted at 12:58 p.m. Raves attract crime. That much is clear. So do football games, roc ... More >>
Google MapsA young man fatally shot in South Los Angeles on June 30 has been identified as 24-year-old Frankie Ogburn. The suspect involved in the shooting has also been identified as 57-year-old Randolph Patterson. The shooting occurred at 1421 West 84th Place around 2:35 p.m., according to ... More >>
EXCLUSIVE UPDATE: ‚Äč"How they caught Grim Sleeper suspect Lonnie David Franklin Jr: His own son's DNA trail led them straight to him." By Dennis Romero, J. Patrick Coolican and Gene Maddaus [Updated at 6:18 p.m. with District Attorney Steve Cooley helping to explain, after the jump, how ... More >>
Peters Family Janecia Peters, his last victim, slain January 1, 2007His own son's DNA trail led directly to Grim Sleeper suspect Lonnie David Franklin Jr. Sources tell Los Angeles Weekly that the serial killer was caught through familial DNA testing after his son was arrested and had to give ... More >>
A man who was found shot to death in an alley in South Los Angeles May 30 has been identified as 20-year-old Claudio Johnson. View Larger Map Johnson was discovered by Los Angeles Police Department officers around 7 am in the 5900 block of South Figueroa Street.
A man who was found shot to death in an alley in South Los Angeles May 30 has been identified as 20-year-old Claudio Johnson. Johnson was discovered by Los Angeles Police Department officers around 7 am in the 5900 block of South Figueroa Street. Johnson was lying in an alleyway behind his house ... More >>
One of the most eerie things to emerge from the LA Weekly Investigation into "Chaos in the Casitas" is this grainy security surveillance tape made at a popular taco truck near Florence and Normandie showing B-Girl Rosa Garcia just a few hours before she was murdered. In the tape you can clearly se ... More >>
A man who was killed in a robbery gone bad in South L.A. has been identified as 28-year-old Reginald Hendrix Jr. According to police, Hendrix Jr. was attempting a robbery when he was chased by the man he intended to rob. Hendrix Jr. and his intended victim got into a scuffle and the latter was shot ... More >>
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