Updated at the bottom: Police say they got the guy. Headline has been changed. First posted at 8:05 a.m. on Oct. 10. Cops this week were looking for a moped rider who allegedly exposed himself to a 12-year-old girl in Arleta and then, like the true winner he clearly seems to be, walked into a nearb ... More >>
By Alex W. Rodriguez Jessica Jones and Hitomi Oba Blue Whale 7/24/12 Better than... "All of the shitty indie bands I've ever seen, combined" - quote from my singer/songwriter friend who tagged along for the show. With the opening phrases of moody, resonant counterpoint between the two tenor saxo ... More >>
You may be more familiar with Zinedine Zidane than you think. In the 2006 World Cup Final -- a game that the French soccer player of Algerian extraction had already announced would be his last -- he was red carded (read: ejected) for headbutting Italy's Marco Materazzi in extra time. By all accounts ... More >>
This post has been updated to correct information about the victim's identity. Twenty-year-old Duarte man Alex Rodriguez was declared dead early Sunday morning. He had driven his Honda sedan off the side of the windy, cliffside San Gabriel Canyon Road -- also known as Highway 39. A 16-year-old gir ... More >>
The U.S.-Mexico border at Imperial Beach and Playas de Tijuana.As the West Hollywood City Council on Friday joined a chorus of communities (Los Angeles, San Francisco) moving to oppose Arizona's controversial new immigration law, state lawmakers there softened the measure.
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L.A. Observed's radar has picked up a Joe Torre interview from today's Fox Business News that's easily worth a few mouse clicks. The Dodger skipper, whose tell-all book, The Yankee Years, is still showing legs, might well have called his last year managing the Yanks A Season in Hell. Still, on Fox h ... More >>
Call it another front in the N.Y. versus L.A. war, but now Los Angeles Dodger manager Joe Torre has launched a salvo against his former team, the New York Yankees. In an Associated Press story picked up by NBC Sports/MSNBC and other sources, Torre's new book, The Yankee Years, spills the dirt on:&nb ... More >>
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All photos by Timothy Norris. Click image for entire slideshow. Two hours inching along Sunset Blvd. to Dodger Stadium from our Silver Lake abode only blocks away, and another one waiting amid bright lights and rabid camera phone-clicking star-mongers who literally cheered like someone hit a home ... More >>
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Also, Linda Ronstadt, Rise Against and more
The steroid debate rages on
Is super agent Scott Boras destroying the game of baseball? And what does he want now?
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