In the race to see which high-tech super-company is the creepiest and most Orwellian, Google has recently pulled far ahead of the rest of the pack. Its various tools, from Google Maps to Gmail to Google , have become so powerful and indispensable that they are literally everywhere you look. The comp ... More >>
This week, creatures in crocheted suits wander Barnsdall Park, a role-player tries to make a virtual battle real, and an artist digs up the dark side of Google Street View.
5. Handmade monsters
When I first met artist Zac Monday, he was crocheting a cashmere scarf in a coffee shop. The scarf was so ... More >>
Google Street ViewM2, the scene of the crime.Beef at a Koreatown karaoke bar ended in death for one man, 54 years in prison for another.
On Wednesday 24-year-old Louis Woo Lee got more than half a century behind bars for the shooting death of 36-year-old Michael Kim outside M2 Cafe & Karaoke ... More >>
Google MapsCops say the South Gate groper works this neighborhood, where Street View shows school kids walking.When the weather warms up, the creeps seem to come out like clockwork.
Police say this one has been working the northwest section of South Gate, where a 15-year-old girl on her way ... More >>
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power.
The Official Guide to the Best Cathouses in Nevada
Publisher: Straight ... More >>
PHOTO BY TED SOQUIFrom left: Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, City Councilman Bernard Parks, LAPD Chief Charlie BeckLAPDJanecia Peters, the Sleeper's last proven victimUpdated after the jump: No. 119 has been identified as Janecia Peters (pictured, right) -- one of the Sleeper's known victi ... More >>
Western Firearms, IncWestern Firearms in the City of BellUpdated after the jump: The Western Firearms location has key links to big players in the Bell salary scandal. How much more bad press could this small town attract?
Update, 9:22 a.m.: Exclusive "I had no idea" commentary from store ow ... More >>
Google MapsBeautiful Pasadena, in stolen street viewGoogle wasn't the first to play god on street-level. At least, according to Pasadena company Veredi LLC, who is suing the Internet giant for infringing on five of its patents, which created a system for "creating, storing and utilizing image ... More >>
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.