[Editor's note: Weekly scribe Jeff Weiss's column, "Bizarre Ride," appears on West Coast Sound every Wednesday. His archives are available here.]
When Edrina Martinez was a little girl, she wanted to be an astronaut or a rock star. Two things got in the way of the 21-year-old electronic producer wh ... More >>
As a small warm-up for the massive DUI crackdown scheduled to harsh your mellow New Years Eve, police around the L.A. area are planning DUI checkpoints. Locations include West Hollywood, Long Beach and the San Gabriel Valley.
Think of this as practice for Monday, the ultimate amateur night.
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Bringing the love only a mother could provide, authorities claim that Rhonda J. Gonzales had several packages of marijuana with her when she visited her son this weekend at an L.A. County juvenile probation camp, authorities say.
How kind. Unfortunately for the chap, she wasn't able to share her me ... More >>
zazzle.comTalk about a naughty school girl. With handcuffs, no less.
As if the L.A. County Probation Department doesn't have enough problems comes word that an officer allegedly applied for federal student aid she didn't appear to need and pocketed more than $135,000.
According to the U.S. ... More >>
JgarbeeHomebrews At Pacific Gravity's Annual PartyIf you've heard a lot of homebrewer buzz at your neighborhood pub the past few weeks, it's likely because the National Homebrewers Conference (NHC) is being held in San Diego this year. Hoards of home brewers will be descending upon Southern C ... More >>
starbucks.comA generic photo of Starbucks in action.Oh boy, this story only gets better. Police now claim the alleged Starbucks Peeper stalked a young woman and stole her panties. Details at the bottom of the next page.
Perhaps the biggest indignity for you if you allegedly installed a video ... More >>
Images courtesy of the SCAA.
Aside from an ironclad stomach, what does it take to judge a coffee contest? We don't know, but we're about to find out.
The Southwest Regional Barista Championship happens this weekend, and for the first time, members of the media (i.e. us) have been invited to ... More >>
The Western Regional Barista Championship was held this past weekend at Siren Studio in Hollywood. MCing the event were Heather Perry, of Klatch Coffee in San Dimas, two-time United States Barista Champion and current Chair of the SCAA Barista Guild of America Council, and Kyle Glanville, the 2008 U ... More >>
Wine Detective, a wine bar run by two couples from South Pasadena and La CaĆ±ada, quietly opened on the Commons Plaza in Pasadena about 5 weeks ago. In a pretty "conversation lounge" off the walking mall, the 4 owners pour 48 wines (32 reds and 16 whites) out of Tuscan-made Enomatic tasting machines ... More >>
Homeboy Industries, the anti-gang intervention program founded by Father Gregory Boyle, now has a literary wing in the form of the Homeboy Review, a 160-page anthology of memoir, poetry and fiction by first-time authors and the likes of such professionals as Luis Rodriguez (Always Running, La Vida L ... More >>
The "60 Freeway Killer" pleaded guilty today to killing two women, more than twenty years ago. Ivan Hill, 48, was already serving a death sentence for the strangulation murders of six women who were found dead along the Pomona (60) Freeway when DNA linked him to the two additional murders.
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Original photographer description begins, "Assignment: Kid downs. River victim. 24: Lt. Floyd Auten, San Dimas Mountain Rescue Platoon." A three-year-old girl, wrapped in the blanket seen at the bottom of this photo, died when she fell into a San Gabriel mountain stream and was swept 200 yards.Phot ... More >>
According to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune and other sources, former Los Angeles Rams place kicker Antonio "Tony" Zendejas was acquitted today of rape by a Pomona Superior Court jury. Zendejas, 48, had been accused of two felonies: rape by use of drugs and sodomy by use of drugs. The prosecution al ... More >>
City of Industry Votes for NFL Bait A majority of City of Industry Voters (all 82 of them) passed a measure allowing the sale of $150 million in bonds, whose money could be used to build an NFL stadium. The vote was 60-1 on the scheme proposed by developer Ed Roski.Belkin Admits Plug n Pay Scheme Th ... More >>
More than 1,000 people attended the San Dimas funeral services for nine members of an extended Covina family murdered during a Christmas Eve rampage. On the night of December 24, Bruce Pardo, wearing a Santa Claus suit, arrived at the home of his divorced wife's parents and began a reign of violence ... More >>