One of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2013 issue. Check out our entire People 2013 issue here.Police Chief Eve Irvine stops her stroll down Manhattan Beach Boulevard and points to the scene of the notorious crime. "Right there," Irvine says. "That's where I saw her lying ... More >>
Attorney Anthony Trujillo sits at his desk overlooking the Pacific Ocean, clicking through hundreds of files on his computer. Each relates to his late friend and client, Larry Delassus, who died of heart failure in a Torrance courtroom in December as he sat in a wheelchair watching Trujillo argue a ... More >>
In 1992, the great East German novelist Christa Wolf came to Los Angeles as a guest of the Getty Center. In an apartment just blocks from the ocean in Santa Monica, the 60-something Wolf worked on what would become Medea, her novel recasting the murderess as a feminist heroine. But Wolf didn't just ... More >>
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The oceanfront sushi restaurant has a beautiful new home – and the same classics that made Nobu Matsuhisa famous
For the in-depth story about the Beverly Hills murder, read the L.A. Weekly story "Did Scott Barker Knife Rich Kid Tony Takazato to Save His Girlfriend From Prostitution?" On the last day of his trial, alleged murderer Scott Barker, a 25-year-old wannabe screenwriter and actor who carried himself i ... More >>
For the in-depth story about the Beverly Hills murder, read the L.A. Weekly story "Did Scott Barker Knife Rich Kid Tony Takazato to Save His Girlfriend From Prostitution?" At the Beverly Hills Courthouse last Friday, key witness Chie Coggins-Johnson took the stand again and said Scott Barker, who's ... More >>
Are mental and physical health problems really a reaction to bigotry?
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Each week, enough black sludge to fill Staples Center arrives in Kern County
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KCET is about to unleash, tonight, a stunning expose of FEMA and Los Angeles City Hall that involves an unintentional but outrageous shakedown of South Central Los Angeles residents for "flood" insurance costing an eye-popping $900 to $1,700 a year. Mostly black and Latino homeowners in virtually no ... More >>
An excerpt from John O' Brien's novel, Better
A young photographer's belongings are abandoned on a Hollywood street, leaving our writer to piece together the fragments of his life. Video extra: excerpts from a life on DVD
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