This year's People issue celebrates the 56 Angelenos we find most intriguing. But some of the people in this year's issue aren't just interesting -- they're downright inspiring! Check out all of our 2013 People Issue profiles From Dr. Coley King, who's working to treat Venice's homeless community, ... More >>
Los Angeles may be 350 miles south of Silicon Valley, but it's making strides to close the distance between the two in terms of sheer brain power and inventiveness (with a little bit of entertainment thrown in for good measure). Here are five people from our People issue helping to make that happen.
Los Angeles loves its sports as much as any city does; there's no shortage of folks who will begin seething at a misspoken word about a favorite team or player. Say hi to the jocks of Los Angeles, who inspire that fervent brand of rage and rapture that can only come from a glance at the scoreboard.
From to a 70-year-old woman teaching others how to use medical marijuana to a man dedicated to saving the sea lions, these Angelenos prove that do-goodery can be vastly more interesting, creative, and fulfilling than writing a monthly charity check or two. Check out our entire People 2012 issue her ... More >>
The L.A. Weekly's People issue is our most eagerly anticipated of the year -- and, as much as it kills the wordsmiths around here, much of the anticipation is about the cover. Who's been chosen? And just how fabulous do they look? This year, we've got five covers, all shot by Kevin Scanlon and desi ... More >>
Kevin ScanlonMichael Rapaport with his lone ATCQ supporter, Phife DawgMichael Rapaport answers the door to his Hancock Park house with a vague look of panic on his familiar, strawberry-blond mop-topped face. As he struggles to restrain two massive dogs so I can make my way into his home, I no ... More >>
Kevin ScanlonIn this week's print feature, Mars Melnicoff looks at Los Angeles County's war on desert rats in the Antelope Valley. Here we present a video from photographer Kevin Scanlon to complement Melnicoff's reporting.
Kevin ScanlonCraig ThorntonCraig Thornton wants you to know that this is definitely NOT a pop-up. Nevertheless, he's bringing his micro-restaurant Wolvesmouth to Beer Belly, the recently opened Koreatown beer bar. Reigning in his epic tendencies, Thornton is making a five-course, $50, prix fi ... More >>
Looking at all the outstanding photographs in our annual Best of LA People issue, you might guess photographer Kevin Scanlon had a lot of fun capturing the city's personalities, and you would be correct. Watch the video for candid moments with Jane Oshita, Luis Arriaga, Lenora Claire, Pau Gasol, R ... More >>
Kevin ScanlonJ*DaveyLos Angeles is for music lovers. We could have chosen enough characters just from L.A.'s music scene to fill the entire PEOPLE Issue, but there are too many fascinating folks in L.A. for us to hog all the space. Here's who made our list his year:
Courtesy of The Cheese Store of Beverly HillsNot content to sit atop a throne of taleggio as one of Los Angeles' most acclaimed cheese purveyors, Norbert Wabnig has fashioned himself into the artisanal food world's equivalent of (pre-stroke) Dick Clark, bestowing a set of annual awards to art ... More >>
PHOTO BY KEVIN SCANLONHey square-y Harry: 20-year-old Clara begs to differNote to future politicians: When you become a droopy old Democrat with nothing left to get you hard but same-sex marriage and a $30 billion golf course, try not to rain on everyone else's parade by making some boner-kil ... More >>
As the recession continues, more and more women are turning to the world's oldest profession to support their loved ones
Kevin ScanlonCiara, 20, earned $8,000 one week, half of which she gets to keep. She supports her boyfriend, who has cancer, and his mother.Check out the Weekly's cover story, "The Family Prostitute," this week, about California woman going to Nevada in some significant numbers to work in the ... More >>
Check out this behind the scenes look at photographer Kevin Scanlon shooting L.A. Weekly's 2010 People Issue. Subjects include Ken Jeong, Kate Micucci, Lynda Kay, John 5 and more. Music provided by Lynda Kay, John 5, and Kate Micucci.
Kevin ScanlonStephanie Lazarus, left, is an art aficionado.Former Los Angeles police Detective Stephanie Lazarus was ordered to stand trial for the 1986 murder of her ex-boyfriend's wife. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge, however, said she was not eligible for the death penalty. Judge Robe ... More >>
We're not the only ones who did a double take when the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority reported this week that homelessness was down 38 percent in the county compared to 2007.Kevin ScanlonAdvocate for the homeless Alice Callaghan says the numbers don't add up. Let's get this straigh ... More >>
Kevin ScanlonWe'll say this upfront: LA Weekly's influence on legendary soul/blues/country/rock singer Van Morrison's life has been negligible, to say the least. We're a lowly free newspaper that enjoys his music and has much respect for his art, and his decisions. Which is why it gives us no ... More >>
Weird happenings in our grim, big city: Accused Los Angeles Police Department detective Stephanie Lazarus, who police today said killed Sherri Rae Rasmussen, the wife of her lover, and got away with it for more than two decades until getting tripped up by a DNA test, was featured this year in LA Wee ... More >>
Arcade games - the actual cabinets that took actual quarters - were ubiquitous throughout my childhood. After about 1978, you couldn't walk into a fast food restaurant or convenience store and not find one.
The waitresses and starlets ... the tech wizards and rock stars ... the activists, gang survivors, political warriors and policy wonks ... the scientists, teachers and fabulous nerds ... plus the nightlife shapers, art makers and fashion provocateurs
Kevin ScanlonAbout 12 years ago, my wife and I pulled her original Atari 2600 out of storage and hooked it up to our television. We set it on the floor, next to my Sega Genesis, and showed it to our kids. "What's that?" One of them asked. "This is how we started playing video games at home when we ... More >>
Kevin ScanlonOn my bio, it says that I'm an actor, writer, husband and father. I love being every one of these things, and somehow I've managed to strike a good balance among them in the ten years I've kept all these plates spinning in my life.It's been remarkable that I've managed to keep them all ... More >>
Kevin ScanlonLast week at blogging.la, Chal Pivik said, "Despite re-opening in late 2006 after nearly five years of renovations and additions, Griffith Observatory remains one of LA's relatively off-the-radar attractions, even though parking and admission is free." I completely agreed, and spent mu ... More >>
Kevin ScanlonToward the end of December, my wife and I went to the calendar kiosk in the mall. (You know the one; it's between the Crocs kiosk and the cell phone kiosk. No, not that cell phone kiosk, the other one. Yeah, that one.) It was time to do the annual calendar replacement, which is somethi ... More >>
Last Sunday, it was 83 degrees - in January! - under a nearly cloudless sky the color of a television tuned to a dead channel. It was beautiful; one of those nearly perfect days that makes some people want to move here, and makes it worthwhile for those of us who already do. I desperately wanted to ... More >>
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