Celso Chavez was a mainstay on the Los Angeles music scene for many years, most prominently as guitarist for alt-rock group Possum Dixon, who were featured on an L.A. Weekly cover in 1998.
He died one year ago today, May 9, 2012, from a staph infection and pneumonia related to years of drug abuse. ... More >>
When the CrossFit Games arrive at the Home Depot Center in Carson on July 13, they'll bring with them a flood of heavily muscled, extremely intense athletes hoping to win a $250,000 prize courtesy of CrossFit's big-name sponsors, such as Reebok and GNC. They'll be immortalized on the website of the ... More >>
Update: County postpones vote count to Monday. More below. The City of Vernon had a brush with death last year. After 106 scandal-plagued years, the city narrowly escaped disincorporation at the hands of the Legislature, which had grown tired of the city's engrained habits of corruption.The city was ... More >>
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Los Angeles TimesDiego GarciaBy Ryan Deto
Two close friends, 25-year-old Latino Diego Garcia and 26-year-old Latino Alfonso Nava, were coming home from a party in the early morning of February 13 when they were shot and killed in the 1800 block of Leighton Avenue.
Both were standing outside ... More >>
Mitch Glaser via FlickrIt's that time again ... to learn about all the lovely critters lurking in our city's restaurants and grocers. Worms were found in a Westwood McDonalds burger last month, the Beverly Hills Courier reported. Though it may just be another found a finger-in-my-chili scheme ... More >>
[Legendary rock photographer Jim Marshall passed away last week at 74. One of our own photographers and writers, Anna Webber, wrote this personal reminiscence about Marshall and his legacy. She contacted Marshall's fellow purveyors of iconic '60s images and got their exclusive permission to reproduc ... More >>
Last Friday the so-called Party Rock Tour descended on the Hollywood Palladium in a homecoming of sorts for LMFAO, Shwayze, and their partners in neon electro-hip-hop. The all-ages event (read: mostly between onset-of-puberty and 20) offered a nonstop party from sundown till closing, a full bill goi ... More >>