You know you've found a great strip mall when it's almost entirely obscured by a carnival that's setting up in the parking lot. The Washington Market Square is an eight acre strip mall just west of Crenshaw on Washington Boulevard, directly across the street from the Johnnie Cochran Middle School an ... More >>
The trial for Pedro Espinoza, illegal immigrant accused of murdering 17-year-old footballer Jamiel Shaw Jr. in March 2008, finally got underway today.
It's been highly politicized thus far -- delayed by raging controversies over Espinoza's undocumented status, Shaw's own gang affiliation and whethe ... More >>
Los Angeles TimesPuddle of blood remained days after Saray Rivas' murderBy Ryan Deto
No one at the apartment complex in the 1300 block of 3rd Avenue called the cops after they heard gunshots. Saray Rivas, a 15-year-old Latina girl, lay in a puddle of blood for 12 hours until the renter of th ... More >>
Twice in the past month, different snooty national magazines have judged us the second most stressful city in the nation.
Forbes judged our stress level on high unemployment, long commute times, long working hours, and bad health, while Portfolio also looked at heart disease, bad air, crim ... More >>
A group of tenants at Park Norton Apartments in the Arlington Heights area of Los Angeles are itching for help to fight an infestation of bed bugs that some residents say has been occurring for at least two years.
"At night they usually come out," said Rosa Lopez, 30, who held up a plastic ... More >>
Much of the frightening coverage of the return of the bed bug has been focused on New York City. See, for instance, this New York magazine piece on bed bugs infesting upscale apartments on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
But the bed bug is here, in all of its awfulness.
A father of two was found dead with a single gunshot wound to the head in his vehicle in Arlington Heights June 6.
Otto Paiz, 54, was discovered around 5:30 a.m. Sunday by his daughter in the 2100 block of Second Avenue near Crenshaw Boulevard. A motive for the attack is unclear.
Mario Rocha was identified and convicted as a gang member despite much proof.It's something we reported on a few years ago: Gang members are using social networking sites to represent their neighborhoods, show pride in their sets and display their muscles, weapons and bravado. Today, authorit ... More >>