The Times stands by its coverage of county child welfare.Updated after the jump with reference to a day when the Times changed its figures without noting the fact to readers. First posted at 11:41 a.m. The Times, they aren't a-changin.' At least not when it comes to the paper's controversial ... More >>
The official account of a deputy involved shooting that took the life of 18-year-old Zachary Champommier was questioned this week by a witness, Douglas Oeters, who says he saw the incident because he was meeting up with the teen that night, according to the crime-and-justice blog WitnessLA. ... More >>
Sanchez.Alex Sanchez, the Los Angeles anti-gang activist accused by federal authorities of diving back into street life and conspiring to commit serious crimes, was granted bail Wednesday, according to Celeste Fremon's WitnessLA. After two hearings on the matter and much support for Sanchez ... More >>
The L.A. activist says cut him loose, help the state budget
The response to L.A. City Attorney Carmen Trutanich's proposal, reported in yesterday's L.A. Times, to criminalize the mere gathering of members of graffiti-tagging crews has not been pretty. Graffiti is one of those quality of life issues that people can point to when explaining why Los Angeles is ... More >>
Ever since Los Angeles Police Department Chief Bill Bratton announced his resignation last week, it's as if the guy has become some kind of victorious, military hero who fought a horrible, bloody mission in some god-forsaken land...and now he gets to take a well-deserved breather and enjoy the spoil ... More >>
The sardonic Alan Mittelstaedt has been letting off steam this past week as he guest-hosts Celeste Fremon's Witness L.A. blog. His latest blast is in the form of fancifully proposed state taxes and, while ostensibly showing how easy it really is to balance the budget, Mr. Sardonicus manages to take ... More >>
Last October UCLA's former director of its Willed Body Program, Henry Reid, pleaded guilty to running a criminal enterprise in which he and a collaborator sold body parts to research outfits as though they were hubcaps. In January he was sentenced to nearly four and a half years in state priso ... More >>
In her Witness L.A. blog, Celeste Fremon talks to a prisoner stuck in the crowded county lockup. "Al," as she calls him, is nursing a bum knee created by a mishap that occurred when he was sliding down from a three-tiered bunk bed. That's how sardine-can-like the Men's Central Jail has become. The p ... More >>
Celeste Fremon's Witness L.A. blog has given well-deserved coverage to the efforts of USC journos investigating a Highland Park double murder. The shooting deaths of two high school students, Alejandro Garcia and Carlos Hernandez, occurred in broad daylight last month on heavily trafficked Figueroa ... More >>
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William “Blinky” Rodriguez
Frances and Luis Aguilar fight to get their children back. But it takes more than that to keep the family together. Tensions reach a boiling point.
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Covering the new world disorder
Civil-rights lawyer Connie Rice takes on Rampart
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...I read Michael Kearns' piece on nudity in gay theater ["Getting Undressed for the Theater," September 4-10], and my first reaction was . . . Enough already! ...
East Side Stories: Gang Life in East L.A.