[Editor's note: In conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the L.A. riots late last month West Coast Sound spoke with rappers and writers whose work has been influenced by them. Here's one more.]
*L.A. Rappers Speak On The Riots: Our Complete Coverage
*Don't Call Him Country. Everlast i ... More >>
South L.A. was gutted by the L.A. riots, which were sparked 20 years ago Sunday. Hollywood was hit. Parts of Koreatown burned.
But news coverage of fires and looting further west was rare. As we look back at the uprisings with our Riot Stories vignettes, we checked in with L.A. County Supervisor Ze ... More >>
Updated at the bottom: Ron Kaye captured video of the clash! First posted at 1:38 p.m. Tuesday.
L.A. City Councilman Paul Koretz threatened to "clock" a man who said "heil, Hitler" to the council during a public comments period at City Hall today, according to The City Maven.
The Westside city lea ... More >>
It's a question that has been asked since the days of former Chief Daryl Gates and beyond: Should the Los Angeles Police Department pursue illegal immigration as a crime unto itself? Ever since Gates initiated the department's controversial Special Order 40 some officers have felt handcuffed ... More >>
Kasey StokesMethod Man of Wu-Tang ClanAs it turns out, you should not fuck tha police.
Our Rock the Bells road trip began promisingly: left for San Bernardino early, avoided traffic. We'd maintained a cool objectivity all week, but now were free to exclaim over the lineup, a mix of ones-to- ... More >>
On Friday morning, through his Twitter account, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa made the dubious claim that L.A. is "still safer than it's been in 50 years."
Which means we're back to 1960, when John F. Kennedy successfully ran for president, Elvis Presley was promoted to sergeant, an ... More >>
Ed Fuentesâ€‹In stark contrast to the tone of most of the coverage of Daryl Gates' funeral, blogger and USC journalism professor Marc Cooper wants to know how much it cost and who's paying for it:You all might remember there was a big stink raised here a year ago around how much the city had to fork ... More >>
Streets downtown could be tied up during key hours for two days as officers, brass, fans, family and friends mourn the death of former Los Angeles police Chief Daryl Gates, who died April 16 at the age of 83.
On Monday a public, closed-casket viewing will begin at noon at the Police Administ ... More >>
Police union president Paul M. Weber.The president of the union representing Los Angeles police responded Friday to the news that former Los Angeles Police Department Chief Daryl F. Gates has passed away.
"Los Angeles has suffered a great loss with the death of Chief Gates," said Paul M. Web ... More >>
On April 30th, L.A. Weekly published a cover story ("Bratton: LA Is as safe as 1956")
that questioned the validity of Los Angeles Police Department Chief
Bill Bratton's insistence that this city's streets are as safe as
1956. We've received a lot of feedback from readers about our
findings and ... More >>
A police officer guards SWAT Officer Randal Simmons' white hearse in front of the Crenshaw Christian Faith Dome on Vermont Ave.
Dozens of colorful wreaths surrounded the entrance to the church. The funeral began at 11 a.m.
Thousands of officers including members of the Jackon, New Jersey Pol ... More >>