Here in the breezy capital of bland, blond
celebrities, it's hard not to feel a pang of regret after reading Tere
Tereba's engrossing new book, Mickey Cohen: The Life and Crimes of L.A.'s Notorious Mobster
(ECW Press, Toronto), that Los Angeles lost one of its few genuinely
colorful personalitie ... More >>
Updated at the bottom: Ron Kaye captured video of the clash! First posted at 1:38 p.m. Tuesday.
L.A. City Councilman Paul Koretz threatened to "clock" a man who said "heil, Hitler" to the council during a public comments period at City Hall today, according to The City Maven.
The Westside city lea ... More >>
You cRockstar GamesL.A. Noire -- black enough for ya?ould learn about L.A.'s sordid, criminal history by reading the anthology Los Angeles Noir 2: The Classics or John Buntin's awesome telling of the battle between gangster Mickey Cohen and late LAPD Chief William Parker, L.A. Noir: The Strug ... More >>
Los Angeles racketeer Mickey Cohen stands over casket of former associate Johnny Stompanato. Stompanato had been stabbed with a kitchen knife by girlfriend Lana Turner's 14-year-old daughter, who would later claim she acted in self-defense.Photo: LA Examiner/USC Digital ArchiveClick image to enlarge
Back from Acapulco: Actress Lana Turner and Los Angeles businessman Johnny Stompanato return from a Mexican vacation. ("But there is no romance, Lana says," according to the original caption.) Turner's 14-year-old daughter, Cheryl, right, is on hand to greet them. Stompanato had been linked to mobst ... More >>