Just before 11:30 p.m., while the L.A.'s mayor race remained much too close to call, Carmen Trutanich conceded to supporters that he'd lost his reelection attempt.
It wasn't even close. With 22 percent of precincts reporting, plus mail-in ballots, "Nuch" was down 60 percent to 40 percent -- a humbl ... More >>
Is L.A. City Council District 13 candidate John Choi a pawn of downtown City Hall interests? Does rival Mitch O'Farrell really have the support of CD 13's community activists? Will residents be screwed no matter who gets elected?
All important questions as the contentious CD 13 race heads into the ... More >>
The troubled son of esteemed Pepperdine University President Andrew K. Benton will serve two years in prison, says the L.A. County District Attorney's Office, for threatening his father at the family's on-campus home and "possession of a firearm by a narcotic addict."
Chris Benton, 27, allegedly br ... More >>
This week's L.A. Weekly cover story goes behind the scenes of the L.A. Coliseum scandal.The story details how Pat Lynch, the former general manager, became entangled in financial misdeeds with Tony Estrada, a Cuban-born janitorial contractor who claimed to be working for the CIA.Portions of the stor ... More >>
Updated after the jump with further explanation from the Pasadena Police Department.
Originally posted at 9:45 a.m.
While the nation copes with the sickening murder of 17-year-old black boy Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watchman, we might have our own civil-rights battle to fight right here at ... More >>
ABC7Minifie's deadly weapon.An insane car crash in Westlake last Thursday was overshadowed by two other big L.A. crime stories that day: The guy who shot up a Hollywood apartment before setting it on fire, and the ICE-officer shooting in Long Beach.
But the crimes of alleged kidnapper Jeffre ... More >>
Try not to take "upskirt" videos of women going up or down escalators ... while cops are watching you!
Doing so while everyone else is watching you is bad enough.
But Glendale police this week said they had their peepers on Sylmar's John Puncel as he whipped out his cellphone c ... More >>
Long Beach PostRally at LBPD headquarters.Friends and family of Long Beach resident Douglas Derby were outraged last December, when two Long Beach police officers (identified today as Victor Ortiz and Jeffrey Shurtleff, veterans on the force) shot the 35-year-old dead on his doorstep. They sa ... More >>
childrefuge.orgFile photo (not the actual victim).When we think of molesters and child-porn aficionados, we don't necessarily think "genius."
But this guy has to be more bent that most: Federal authorities say they caught 31-year-old child molester Christian Hernandez after he vied to become ... More >>
The LA Weekly's news blog The Informer, quoting CNN, reports that the LAPD is once again "actively investigating" the 1997 murder of the Notorious B.I.G.
According to the CNN report:
A task force made up of local and federal law enforcement agencies is actively pursuing leads into the 1997 ... More >>
West Hollywood City Councilman Jeff PrangWest Hollywood City Councilman Jeff Prang appears to be caught in the middle of a nasty political tug or war, but it has nothing to do with behind-the-scenes maneuvers at West Hollywood City Hall.
According to WeHo News, Prang's troubles are located ... More >>