If you were surprised to learn from LA Weekly's report in June that police agencies across Southern California -- including the LAPD and the L.A. County Sheriff's Department -- were using license plate readers to track your moves, you weren't alone.
The Wall Street Journal used the piece as "one of ... More >>
Remember Carmen Trutanich's "pledge to serve"? This is a story that refuses to die. Back in 2008, when he was first running for city attorney, Trutanich vowed to serve two terms and not to seek higher office. If he ever broke his word, he said, he would give $100,000 to the L.A.'s Best after-school ... More >>
Livin' the dream in the LBC!
This place makes Animal House look like a sober-living facility: Long Beach police raided a home on Caspian Avenue last night that was fully stocked with more psychedelics and exotic reptiles than a Mojave Desert trailer park.
Here's all the loot that cops pulled from ... More >>
A man died in a freak container accident while on the job at the Port of Long Beach yesterday evening, City News Service reports.
The coroner has identified the victim as 47-year-old longshoreman Steven Nicholas Saggiani. A Facebook profile that appears to belong to Saggiani lists him as a San Pedr ... More >>
â€‹Several hundred Occupy L.A. demonstrators picketed this morning outside the Port of Long Beach, as part of a coordinated effort to shut down the West Coast ports.At least two people were arrested near the south entrance to Pier J. The Port of Long Beach diverted traffic to another gate."It was a ... More >>
Though they've arguably got bigger things to worry about right now -- like where in the world they're going to live, come LAPD eviction -- Occupy L.A. organizers are chattering about another big day of action on December 12: Occupy Ports. (And they'll have to recuperate by January 2, when they plan ... More >>
Sparkling clean truck: Los Angeles greenwashing almost worked.Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's controversial "clean trucks" plan to squeeze independent truckers out of the Port of Los Angeles as a favor to the Teamsters -- a green-washing plan he sold as merely a wholesome effort to r ... More >>
Huge big-rigs are quietly vanishing from the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach regularly, their cargo whisked away by sophisticated crime teams using regional leaders, fencers, "lumpers" and drivers who hijack the entire big-rig container, each stuffed with goods worth between $12,000 -- in ... More >>
Slain Pardo Victim Now a Deadbeat Renter Death may take a holiday, but not the landlord, as relatives of Alice Ortiz have discovered, according to an L.A. Daily News story. Ortiz was among nine Covina family members murdered by Bruce Pardo on
Christmas Eve and now that the mourning's over, Ortiz's l ... More >>