Update at the bottom: It's over. First posted at 12:37 p.m. You know you're a prolific hoarder when you get a visit from code enforcement officers. Cops and reports indicate this particular Long Beach hoarder (photos on the next page) fought back this morning when city inspectors came to his home ... More >>
Three horses and one goat died in a stable fire in the unincorporated Athens area of South Los Angeles last night, according to the L.A. Fire Department. What were horse stables doing in such an urban area (right around the corner from the Rio Gentlemen's Club)? It's not clear. We found a Google Ma ... More >>
If you're a thoroughly modern 'tard who can't take two steps without consulting your smartphone for directions (guilty), then Google has a new update that should help you with the finest details of moving around the world. It'll even assist you with finding a restroom. Unfortunately, the 6.0 update ... More >>
Google MapsLooks like bad guys robbed the wrong place in more ways than one. Not only did they hit a Pico-Robertson smoke shop next to a marijuana dispensary (?), but the shop owner defended his business with a a gun. One suspect was killed and another was wounded before an apparent retreat ... More >>
Google MapsUpdated at the bottom with news that the owner had been cited by California workplace health authorities in the past. First posted at 4:43 p.m. A large explosion seriously injured at least four people and took out a good part of a commercial building in Pacoima today, according to ... More >>
Google MapsBrown's Creek Bike Bath.A middle-aged man's body was found along a bike bath in Chatsworth, and coroner's officials are asking for your help with identification. The find was made about 7:15 p.m. on June 23 near Devonshire Street and Canoga Avenue along the Brown's Creek Bike Path ... More >>
Fox 11 News.Update: Woman ID'd, after the jump. Correction: The Los Angeles Times calls it a four-story plunge and published a photo that indeed depicts it as a four-level structure with rooftop-like parking. The LAFD had earlier reported the accident as a three-story plunge. An elderly woma ... More >>
cookware.comKids these days. They grow up fast. Take the case of a 12-year-old boy whom authorities say stabbed a 13-year-old acquaintance with a steak knife in Southern California yesterday afternoon. Over what? A girl. Dang. Lil' player. It happened ...
Google MapsThe day-care creeper's sex van?South L.A.'s Chelsea Nichole McClelland might just beat out Orange County children's book author "Mr. Mike" (who's in jail for molesting a 12-year-old relative) in creep factor. McClelland is likewise around kids 24/7: She was providing regular day c ... More >>
Google MapsThe 10 freeway at 10th Avenue.A man was hit by "multiple" cars on the Santa Monica (10) Freeway near Crenshaw Boulevard this morning, CHP officials told the Weekly. How many? So many that investigators weren't even sure. "Several vehicles drove through the scene," an officer told ... More >>
Google MapsThe area of the crash.Updated after the jump: The deceased has been identified; the CHP states that the bus veered into oncoming traffic. Two people died when what appeared to be a church bus loaded with teenagers went over a mountain road in Crestline in the San Bernardino Mounta ... More >>
Google MapsYe olde weedsmith.A controversial West Hollywood pot shop, which has defied the city's attempts to shut it down like a weed that won't go away, finally had its doors shut this month. But the last straw wasn't it's alleged lack of a proper pot-shop permit: No, it was allegedly out- ... More >>
Google MapsA Latino man fatally stabbed in a knife fight on Tuesday, Nov. 9, has been identified as 65-year-old Cesar Pino Vasquez. He was involved in a knife fight in a single-occupancy residence on the fourth floor of the Renato Apartments, located at 531 South San Julian Street in downtown ... More >>
Google MapsAn unidentified Black woman was fatally shot in the abdomen at 3:40 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14. The shooting took place at Central Avenue and 51st Street in South L.A. The woman was transported to the USC Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead at 12:15 p.m. the same day.
Google MapsA Latino man fatally shot in the chest at 10:45 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 7, has been identified as Santos Velasquez Pastor. The shooting took place outside a liquor store on the corner of West 8th Street and South Alvarado Street in Westlake. LAPD Sergeant Herb Chang told City News Se ... More >>
Google MapsA black woman and her son, who were fatally shot on Thursday, Oct. 21, have been identified as 64-year-old Gladys Bloodworth and 25-year-old Jeremy Bloodworth. The shooting took place at about 2:30 a.m. in their single-story home at 12613 South Harvard Boulevard in unincorporated A ... More >>
Google MapsA black male fatally shot in the chest on Thursday, October 14, has been identified as 19-year-old Adrien Moore, according to coroner's records. The shooting occurred at 103rd Street and Towne Avenue in Green Meadows, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Google MapsA black man in his mid-30s was fatally shot at around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 2. According to LAPD's Southeast Homicide Division, Lamorris Ester was rumored to be inside his vehicle, which was parked outside 325 West 89th Street, when he was hit.
Google MapsA Latino man fatally shot on Wednesday, September 29, has been identified as Raul Vergara. The shooting occurred near the corner of West Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard and South Hoover Street, according to the LAPD's Southwest Homicide Division.
Updated after the jump with alleged shooter's ID, fact that he was a parolee-at-large, and response from the police union. First posted at 6:37 p.m. Tuesday. A person was fatally shot by cops when the suspect in a reportedly stolen car opened fire on police with an AK-47-type rifle, accordin ... More >>
Google Maps Updated with name of victim and eyewitness A woman fatally shot around 1:20 a.m. Wednesday while sitting in a SUV has been identified as 35-year-old Stacely Jennings. The shooting occurred at 1030 E. 42nd Place, according to Officer Rosario Herrera of LAPD's Media Relations. Jenn ... More >>
Google Maps An 84-year-old man found dead in his home in El Sereno September 1 has been identified as Alois Nihswohl. Nihswohl died from blunt force trauma, according to a report by the Los Angeles County coroner's office.
Google MapsThe man arrested in connection with a shocking triple murder in West Hollywood was charged Wednesday with three counts of capital murder, a move that could have "death penalty" written all over it if the suspect is convicted. Thirty-one-year-old Harold Yong Park, who also faced sp ... More >>
Google MapsUpdated with victims' names. First posted at 12:11 p.m. Sheriff's detectives on Friday continued to investigate the shooting deaths of three men in a West Hollywood apartment. The victims were identified by the coroner's office Friday afternoon: Pirooz Moussazadeh, 27; his brother ... More >>
Google MapsAn 11-year-old girl was stabbed to death and a teenage girl was injured in an attack in the high desert community of Littlerock that left a teenage boy in handcuffs, according to county fire authorities, sheriff's officials and news reports. The violence in the 10300 block of East ... More >>
Google MapsAuthorities on Tuesday afternoon were searching for a suspect or suspects who robbed a Bank of America in Koreatown, a sergeant at the Los Angeles Police Department's Olympic Division told the Weekly. An active search was underway around the bank at 3442 Wilshire Blvd., he said. T ... More >>
Google MapsAn unidentified 17-year-old boy was fatally shot in South Los Angeles. The shooting occurred in the 300 block of West 75th Street on July 11, according to Officer Sara Faden of LAPD Media Relations. (See map after the jump)
Google MapsAs an LA Weekly commenter pointed out Wednesday night, there's something possibly creepy caught by Google's Street View camera: A shot of the Grim Sleeper serial murder suspect's home shows two men standing outside, with a car parked out front that has its hood up.
Google MapsA 19-year-old man was fatally shot by an unidentified suspect. The shooting occurred at 2100 West Florence Avenue on the corner of Cimarron Street on July 3 around 7:30 p.m. (See map after the jump)
Google MapsA 22-year-old man from Pacoima was fatally shot by an unknown suspect on July 4 around 7:50 p.m. The shooting occurred near the corner of Dronfield Avenue and Corcoran Street. (See map after the jump)
Google MapsA man fatally shot on June 20 around 1:00 a.m. in Central Alameda has been identified as Donald Campbell. (See map after the jump)
Google Maps[Updated at 7:15 p.m.] A man died, presumably the pilot, when a small airplane crashed near the eighth hole of the Penmar golf course in Venice Thursday evening, Los Angeles fire officials said. The crash at 1233 East Rose Ave. Was reported at 6:06 p.m., according to Erik Scott o ... More >>
Google MapsThat missing Pennsylvania student we told you about apparently is the same person who was fatally struck on the 405 freeway near Getty Center Drive over the weekend, ABC7 reported Monday afternoon. Twenty-year-old James Daniel O'Connell, a.k.a. Jamie, was last seen at a Bel Air gr ... More >>
Google Maps Betty Ann McClellan, 62, was fatally shot in the 4000 block of W. 59th Place by her husband, 63-year-old Hersey McClellan on Sunday, June 20, who then fatally shot himself. Both victims were found with gun shot wounds to the head. The victim's son found his parents around 9:15 a. ... More >>
Google MapsCynthia Parker, 24, was fatally shot on June 17 around 10:45 p.m. The shooting occurred on the 5000 block of Wadsworth Avenue in Central Alameda. Police are searching for the suspect whose identity remains unknown. Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to contact De ... More >>
Northridge resident Lauren Rosenberg is suing Google over bad directions she received from the site, according to various reports. Rosenberg was struck by a driver and injured in Park City, Utah on Jan. 19, 2009 as she walked on a highway route obtained by searching Google Maps on her Blackb ... More >>
Google Maps606 E. Fourth St. downtown.The robbery of a Skid Row medical marijuana dispensary this week was one of five such crimes downtown in the last 18 months, police told blogdowntown. "I know of 14 clinics just in downtown Los Angeles, and five were robbed in the last 18 months," Lt. P ... More >>
Google MapsIt sounds like a scene out of Pulp Fiction: A car hits a utility pole at South West Avenue and Pico Boulevard near Country Club Park; the pole falls onto a pedestrian, killing him; a nurse filling up on gas nearby runs to the victim's aid; a woman jumps in the nurse's abandoned car ... More >>
Google MapsOne man was killed and two others were wounded when the vehicle they were in was shot at by a gunman in a pickup truck in Northeast Los Angeles April 12. Victor Infante, 23, died from two gunshot wounds to the back. The other victims were being treated for their injuries.
Google MapsA woman was fatally shot in Silver Lake Saturday night, police said. CBS2 reported the victim was killed at a cafe or eatery in the area. The shooting happened in the 2300 block of Glendale Boulevard, Los Angeles police Officer Cleon Joseph said. Channel 2 reported the violence oc ... More >>
Google MapsThe two men who were fatally shot in South Los Angeles April 3 have been identified as Yancy Cage, 39, and Reynaud Cage, Jr., 48. The two reputed East Coast Crips gang members were fatally shot Saturday afternoon near 162 E. 65th Street.
Google MapsFive people were shot, four fatally, when a man burst into a Valley Village Mediterranean restaurant and opened fire, according to ABC7 news. The shooter fled and remained at-large. The attack happened at about 4:40 p.m. Saturday at the Hot Spot Cafe on Riverside Drive near Colfax ... More >>
Google MapsLos Angeles police said Thursday they're probing a possible love triangle in connection with the murder last Friday of a woman who survived the 2008 homicides of her husband and one daughter in the same Hollywood neighborhood. Det. Dan Myers told Associated Press they're investiga ... More >>
Google MapsA pair of would-be home invasion robbers posing as police burst into a home just below Dodger Stadium in Angeleno Heights but fled as residents yelled for neighbors to call police. The attempt in the 900 block of White Knoll Drive happened shortly after 10 p.m. Monday when a man c ... More >>
Google MapsA man was fatally shot in the head after getting into a verbal dispute March 13. According to police reports, Ryan O'Connell, 29, died around 10:50 pm in the 1500 block of West 12th Place in Pico Union. Police do not believe the shooting was gang-related. Anyone with information ... More >>
Google MapsA man was shot to death in South Los Angeles March 13. Michael Dupree Scott, 29, died from a gunshot wound to the torso at 7:20 a.m. in the 11500 block of Success Avenue. Police do not know if the shooting was gang-related. Anyone with information about the shooting should contac ... More >>
The shooting that shook L.A.'s Jewish community Thursday and provided flashbacks to the hate-fueled North Valley Jewish Community Center shooting a decade ago was likely a personal attack, according to reports.Google MapsThe site of the shootings. ABC7 and KTLA News state that police say the ... More >>
LAist's Zach Behrens draws everyone's attention to a new Google Maps traffic feature. Like many mapping and news outfits, Google Maps has a color-coded feature to monitor local freeway speeds. Now, however, GM has launched a program that allows Internet users to get information on the real-time spee ... More >>
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