Federal officials today cracked down on a Mexican Mafia-connected gang it says has targeted USC students for robberies and shaken down or "taxed" local businesses via threats of violence and murder. The RICO organized-crime indictment against alleged leaders and members of the "Harpys Deadend Gang" ... More >>
Luigi VenturaDito Montiel and Aqeela Sherrills at Occupy L.A.Woodrow Coleman came all the way from Long Beach to see the Arab Spring bloom in downtown L.A. The African-American septuagenarian with deep-set brown eyes and a woolly white tangle of beard sports a well-worn baseball cap that sug ... More >>
Sam Slovick in front of his tent at City HallSam Slovick is sleeping down at City Hall to report firsthand on Occupy L.A. For continued coverage, visit SamSlovick.com. "Mic check, mic check," a voice booms from the PA system in front of City Hall in downtown L.A. I move into a tent on the so ... More >>
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NEW THEATER REVIEWSSTAGE FEATURE ON PUZZLER AND ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICALCOMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW REVIEW GO SHADOW ANTHROPOLOGY â€‹Photo by Nigel DookhooTen years after 9/11, the plight of rural Afghanis caught in the crossfire between American forces and the T ... More >>
A member of the Raider Nation.All this talk of the NFL returning to Los Angeles -- with two apparently viable bids for new area stadiums on the table -- has some fans giddy about the prospect of possibly bringing the San Diego Chargers or perhaps the Minnesota Vikings to town. So giddy, in f ... More >>
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