It's upskirt season is Southern California. The sun comes out, and so do the pervs. Our latest suspect is Mylyn Corniche Johnson (yes, he shares his middle name with a Rolls- Royce model), a 29-year-old whom cops say was taking upskirt cellphone video at a Lancaster Target over the weekend. He was ... More >>
Updated at the bottom with a statement from Kmart and an assertion that PETA got it wrong. First posted at 7:09 a.m. An independent investigation has been launched into the death of a shark that was being used for the filming of a Kmart commercial in Van Nuys, the American Human Association tells t ... More >>
Sleigh Bells, the band everyone's talking about, is meant to sound messed up. Roll with it
Two Burbank police officers were shot and wounded with one of the cop's own guns as they struggled with a shoplifting suspect at a Kmart, according to reports. The shooting was reported around the noon hour Thursday near San Fernando Boulevard and Delaware Road, police said. One of the offic ... More >>
City Hall's yawning loophole for pot dispensaries spawns a Woodstock economy
When they put the cuffs on Ray Turner the convictions that had ended the Anthony Pellicano trial last May suddenly seemed real. On Tuesday afternoon the racketeering verdicts now acquired the metallic sound of consequences and finality -- coming after federal Judge Dale Fischer, having read Turner h ... More >>
And a fat lot more to do in L.A., February 20-26
Inglewood had its war with WalMart, Glassell Park fought to keep Home Depot out of an old Kmart site. And now one of the other great neighborhood v. big-box store battles is apparently over -- again won by a community determined to keep a retail behemoth from landing its extra-large footprint ... More >>
Passing along some fun pre-holiday shopping events for you mall-phobic spend-sters. Yeah K-Mart has lay-a-way, but these weekend sales got hot jeans for cheap, crafty curios you wont see anywhere else and even music and booze! Let the holiday cheer and ka-chingin' begin!
From Tumbleweed, a rolling home that gathers no moss
Jancar Gallery's stable of painters' painters
L.A. City Hall wants to tax your air. After all, it's an emergency
How Mark Mothersbaugh, an Agent of De-Evolution, wormed his way into America’s subconscious
What Hollywood should learn, but probably wont, from the tent-pole season
The possible Nobel laureate on his dreams, his alt-weekly past and, oh yeah, The Simpsons Movie
"Dear Mexican: After asking my dad about black people in Mexico, it almost seemed as if Mexicans dont like speaking about black people in their country.... Are we Mexicans racist toward black people?"
What'd you call me?
A fight over a Home Depot exposes the true intent of Proposition R
Mike Andrews: Making sad and beautiful music for grown-ups
The exquisitely phony charms of the Asian bourgeoisie — Hollywood style
After Omar Bradley, Compton still struggles for change
Can the giant birds survive Tejon Ranch development?
A Q&A with the anonymous founder of flash mobs
Supersized Celebrity Crimes
In the bid to expand its empire into Inglewood, Wal-Mart’s getting black like me
A play, and its performers, from Skid Row
L.A. is a Wal-Mart town. Get used to it.
Jackie Goldberg wants voters to decide three-strikes law
The code and creed of the Ranfla Tribe
Sandler runs with Punch-Drunk Love (plus Bowling for Columbine)
Life and commerce along the Alameda Corridor
Barbara Ehrenreich talks about clerking at Wal-Mart, living on the minimum wage, and her new book, Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
Drug tests: A class ritual
Billboards, IMITATION labels, glue 14 ft. x 40 ft. Courtesy of (depends upon whom you ask)
Delgadillo is driven to develop L.A. — and his career
Finding a refuge in Fort-de-France
Passing meat through broth in Little Tokyo
[Mostly] Not Food