We've survived the election, the holidays and the apocalypse, so there's even more to celebrate come New Year's Eve. Not only is it almost 2013, but we're all still here -- so let's keep it that way.
Given the vast amount of liquor that comes with NYE, operating heavy machinery isn't feasible, and ... More >>
A crew member whose body was found after the HMS Bounty sunk in hurricane Sandy off the North Carolina coast was a local woman who attended USC and co-owned a defunct Hermosa Beach bar.
Claudene Christian's body was recovered by the U.S. Coast Guard yesterday afternoon after the vessel, a Hollywood ... More >>
When LA Weekly music writer Drew Tewksbury posted this Craigslist ad on Facebook, we just had to check it out.
It's the best ad ever for what amounts to an East Hollywood apartment that appears quite dumpy by this Westsider's stuck-up standards. But it was written so persuasively that we're ready t ... More >>
Updated with Jacyln Swedberg's top ten Facebook photos. Originally posted at 10:24am.
Meet Jaclyn Swedberg, Playboy's newest Playmate of the Year. Or, if you're a graduate of Chino Hills High School, get re-acquainted with your former classmate.
Swedberg, who was awarded the honor at a ceremony a ... More >>
Updated at the bottom with more deets on the Big 18, one of whom is a top dog at Viacom.
Originally posted at 2 p.m.
The public bathroom at the end of Marine Avenue has been getting more action than a West Hollywood back-alley.
January's Miramonte Elementary School sex abuse scandal has unleashed a torrent of accusations against area teachers. The latest involves Ted Nishihara, a substitute educator at Los Coyotes Middle School in La Mirada.
The 29-year-old was arrested yesterday after a student said he touched her inappr ... More >>
Bay City BombersMeet Stacey Blitsch, the new face of women's rights.Gloria Allred, L.A.'s biggest name in celebrity litigation, has long fallen on the sexier side of women's rights. She's gone after pervy politicians like Herman Cain and Arnold Schwarzenegger for their rampant womanizing, and ... More >>
A huge procession was held downtown in memory of L.A. firefighter Glenn Allen.Almost exactly one year ago, Los Angeles was stricken by the death of veteran firefighter Glenn Allen. While fighting a midnight mansion fire in the Hollywood Hills, the roof collapsed under 61-year-old Allen's feet ... More >>
bluffton.eduMissing person Brandon Olterman played soccer in college.A young children's book illustrator and graphic artist from Los Angeles has gone missing after taking off for a hike in Runyon Canyon on Sunday afternoon.
Brandon Thomas Olterman, 26, is currently being sought by the LAPD's ... More >>
HACLA"We're blessed to have a [mayor] that cares about Watts," ousted Housing Authority CEO Rudy Montiel once said of Villaraigosa.KCET should sweep every journalism awards ceremony for 2011, in our opinion. The station's ball-busting coverage of the L.A. Housing Authority has completely unra ... More >>
lavc.eduThe Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center, where Vasquez allegedly spiked his pay.What year is this, again?
Last month, the L.A. City Fire Department made the kind of upgrade to its payroll system that might have been admirable about a decade ago. In late 2011, it's just embarrassi ... More >>
Whit Riske via FacebookA man who died in the Rock 'n' Roll Los Angeles half marathon yesterday, previously thought to be 40 years old, has since been identified as 37-year-old Charles Whitmore Riske of Costa Mesa.
He died just one half-hour after collapsing at Hope Street and West Olympic Bo ... More >>
Is there nothing 13-year-old Moshe Kai Cavelin can't do?
Kid graduated from East Los Angeles Community College in astrophysics with a 4.0 last year, at which point he transfered to UCLA for math. (His LinkedIn profile lists his expected graduation date as 2012. Uh, did we mention he has a LinkedIn ... More >>
LinkedInJuan P. Garcia MachadoLooks like the California government can now be added to the list of employers who have hired illegal immigrants.
The employee's name is Juan P. Garcia-Machado, a San Diego State University student set to graduate in 2012. And from the looks of his NBC LA profil ... More >>
YouTubeThrill-seekers scale Eaton Canyon's second waterfallAn employee-in-training at Southern California Edison (electricity provider for much of L.A. County) died Saturday after a 50-foot fall at Eaton Canyon Park.
John Jutiyasantayanon, a 23-year-old Montclair resident and graduate from C ... More >>
This just in: Rolling Stone Magazine, the once-venerable music behemoth, is spreading its wings and opening a music venue/restaurant/club in Hollywood, according to a press release we just received. The space is slated to open in the summer of 2010. We're assuming that this is the space formerly occ ... More >>
It was a big year for unemployment, foreclosures, stimulus packages, bailouts and ... the internet. After all, those without jobs, full-time freelancers and the under-employed would be bored to death if it weren't for Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Now we're asking you to use that hard-earned onlin ... More >>
No, it's not the new Twitter (according LAWeekly.com sources that's mobile phone app foursquare) but a Dutch woman giving away weird things in the Hilton lobby is so totally #SXSW that we thought it was newsworthy.
Why? Because when you have to ask someone "is that your stack of busin ... More >>
You broke media. Please fix.
Thanks in advance,
As eyeballs flock to the Internet without a reciprocal shift in advertising revenue, the online world is scrambling for a new business model that reflects the potential and reach of online marketing. As traditional medi ... More >>