*Mara Salvatrucha, Koreatown Gang, Is Now An International Crime Syndicate.
Even as the federal government announced this week that it would crack down on the Mara Salvatrucha gang, treating it as a "transnational criminal organization" on the level of a major drug cartel, L.A. police hav ... More >>
Finally a building style that will please everyone: Rapunzel, her prince, Dracula, the Wicked Witch of the West and Pepe Le Pew (but maybe not his lady cat friend). The Versailles apartments at 918 S. Oxford between James M. Wood boulevard and San Marino Street are sort of like that castle you pay 8 ... More >>
Timothy Potts is the new director of the Getty Museum, and will begin the job on Sept. 1.
Potts, a native of Sydney, Australia, has been director of the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, England, since January 2008. He also has been director of the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, and before ... More >>
Sophie DuvernoyRobert Irwin's 2011 sculpture Black on White, being installed at the Getty.
What does it take to install a 40,000 pound sculpture in one of L.A.'s most inaccessible museums? Especially when you have no idea what it's supposed to look like? This was the Getty Center's big challe ... More >>
LAPDA brazen Koreatown smash-and-grab robbery in which nearly $1 million worth of Rolex watches was taken was caught on tape. The LAPD has released video of the job in case anyone recognizes the criminals involved.
The robbery at Saint Cross jewelry store in Koreatown Plaza, a mall at South ... More >>
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Authorities are investigating the discovery of the skeletal remains of two fetuses that were wrapped in newspapers. The find was made this week in an apartment building in the Westlake area of Los Angeles, authorities said.
The skeletons were discovered Tuesday night in ... More >>
Google MapsIn the likely first step to a lawsuit, the mother of an unarmed autistic man fatally shot by police in Koreatown eariler this month filed a claim against the city of Los Angeles Wednesday.
Kathleen Washington did not attach a dollar amount to her claim connected to the gang-cop sh ... More >>
Google MapsThe American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California urged the Los Angeles Police Department Tuesday to take a "broader look" at its use-of-force policy in the wake of a fatal Koreatown confrontation between gang cops and a 27-year-old autistic man.
Two officers shot Steven E ... More >>
LAPDAssistant Chief Earl Paysinger practically apologized after the shooting.The family of an unarmed, autistic man fatally shot by police in Koreatown over the weekend has secured legal representation, according to CBS2 News.
The shooting on South Vermont Avenue near James M. Wood Boulevard ... More >>
Michael Brand is stepping down as director of the J. Paul Getty Museum at the end of the month, J. Paul Getty Trust CEO James N. Wood announced Thursday. He'll stay on as a consultant through summer and will reportedly be earning a salary through the end of his five-year contract at the close ... More >>
Happy hour, happy surroundings -- Rivera's tequila-lined Sangre Room.After staying apace with the rash of bar and restaurant openings in downtown Los Angeles over the past few months, now it's time to track the specials and events that these joints are offering to encourage the ballyhooed era of the ... More >>