Perfume GeniusMike Hadreas, the 28-year-old Seattle-based pianist who makes music as Perfume Genius, creates hyper-emotional ballads so fragile a stiff breeze might knock them over. He's found plenty of strength in the them, though -- Hadreas turned to the keyboard to quell the inner turmoil ... More >>
Update: Claudia Cabrera pleaded not guilty to the charges during her arraignment. A May 4 hearing has been set to decide whether she will be remanded to trial.Adrianna BachanThe L.A. District Attorney's office announced that Claudia Cabrera, 30, will shortly be arraigned on a misdemeanor charge of v ... More >>
The final arguments: Shifting sand dunes, or rock-solid mountains?
Yesterday I wasn't feeling the star power of Deputy District Attorney Truc Do, after watching the first hour or so of her closing argument. Do, who has co-prosecuted several high-profile cases over the past few years, including the Santa Monica Black Widows murder case and the Chester Turner serial ... More >>
By Daniel HeimpelA couple weeks back I asked L.A. gang czar Rev. Jeff Carr, who were the people doling out millions of dollars in taxpayer funds to largely untested non-profits who will try to prevent kids from joining gangs. Carr told me, in broad outlines, the kind of people who were on the govern ... More >>