Ah, the ups and downs of a .500 team. Or, in the case of the 9-10 Dodgers, an almost-.500 team.
L.A.'s baseball club went east for a week, dropped two out of three in Baltimore, won two of three versus the Mets, and came home as happy as clams in the Chesapeake. Winning the final game of a road tri ... More >>
New York has its taxis. San Francisco has its trolleys and bicycles. In Los Angeles, perhaps no other mode of transportation is as emblematic as our limousines and town cars.
Over the weekend we had not one but two limo-related accidents, one of them tragically fatal. The first happened ...
*L.A.'s Bloody Hit-and-Run Epidemic.
Um. We told you L.A. has a hit-and-run epidemic, with nearly 1 out of every 2 reported traffic collisions in town involving a driver who bolts.
If Simone Wilson's excellent cover story, "L.A.'s Bloody Hit-and-Run Epidemic," didn't drive the point home ... More >>
Updated at the bottom: The D.A. threw the book at Cronin today. First posted at 8:03 a.m.
A 23-year-old man was behind bars today after he allegedly gave heroin to a Woodland Hills 13-year-old who then died, police said.
The suspect was identified as Brett Cronin. Sadly, a San Fernando Valley man ... More >>
Updated below: The department says staffers like Moton are issued vans "to transport children."
We recently learned what L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services employees aren't doing on the job -- namely, protecting kids from harm -- and now we might have a better idea of what they' ... More >>
Wheaties may be the breakfast of champions, but plenty of athletes don't swear by dry flakes for their daily sustenance. Lakers forward Ron Artest used to drink Hennessey at half-time. His teamate Lamar Odom likes jelly beans and gummy bears. Former Yankees slugger Babe Ruth once inhaled 24 hot d ... More >>
In an economy where vacant commercial space is the norm, it's no surprise medical marijuana dispensaries have cropped up to meet the demands of legal stoners. Since cannabis became "legal" in 2003, it's been almost as easy to buy as cigarettes or alcohol, but the pot free-for-all reached a ... More >>
Google MapsA Latino man who died January 4 after suffering multiple gunshot wounds at a New Year's Day house party in Valley Glen has been identified as 28-year-old Carlos Ibanez.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Ibanez had no gang affiliation; however, LAPD detectives think the shooters ... More >>
LAPDK9Officer Steve Jenkins' unitUpdated after the jump: The suspect overcomes tear gas, hot gas and the claws of a construction crane to maintain his stubborn barricade against the LAPD SWAT team.
A gated community in the mountainside Valley neighborhood of Sylmar got little sleep last nigh ... More >>
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced over the weekend that a gun-buyback program netted more than 2,500 firearms, beating last year's effort by 800 weapons.
The program paid out nearly $200,000 in Visa pre-paid cards and Ralph's gift cards for the weapons; $100 worth of plastic w ... More >>
The class action lawsuit against Eden Memorial Park is going forward, plaintiff lawyers said today at a Century City news conference. The suit, brought last Thursday by the Newport firm of Eagan O'Malley & Avenatti, alleges that EMP, one of the country's largest Jewish cemeteries, "intentionally ... More >>