In 1997, 18-year-old Andre Wilks broke into a Nissan Maxima parked outside of a Target store in Granada Hills and stole a cell phone. The vehicle burglary qualified as a third strike for Wilks, who had been convicted in 1995 for a purse-snatching spree committed one week after he turned 16.
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Greuel's report card isn't going on the fridge.Just in time to outshine newest L.A. mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti on his big coming-out day, City Controller Wendy Greuel (also a candidate) has gifted her constituents a follow-up "report card" on all 41 audits she's issued in her time as L.A ... More >>
Photo Courtesy of Prosthetic RecordsSkeletonwitch of Prosthetic Records welcomes their new Indie Recordings Brethren.Yesterday, Norway's Indie Recordings, home to some of today's best metal acts, announced they would be opening a U.S.-based office in Los Angeles. Check out their fancy new web ... More >>
L.A. County CEO William Fujioka makes almost $340,000 per year.Updated after the jump with appalled response from the L.A. County Board of Supes. Also, for clarity: The CEO only chaired the oversight board for this project. There is a giant roomful of folks -- especially county attorneys -- r ... More >>
Harvey Englander breaks out the champagneâ€‹The L.A. Business Journal is out with its annual list of L.A.'s top-grossing PR firms (which is not online for some reason). Topping the list is Edelman, a Chicago-based firm with a 120-person office in L.A. and $13.8 million in L.A. revenues last year.Num ... More >>
GizmodoIt might be a little scary knowing that pollsters and political operatives can take one look at you or, rather, at your mobile phone, and have some idea of who you will vote for in California's November gubernatorial race. That is, at least if you have one of the two most-popular smart ... More >>
Last weekend was all about Coachella (see this week's paper), but there is much that I didnt have room for and you, the lucky SC reader get extra scoop...and pics! But first, let me digress a bit and tell ya about this insane party I went to the night before heading out to the desert. You've probabl ... More >>