L.A. Weekly is determining the best L.A. novel ever by holding a tournament featuring 32 of our favorites in head-to-head matchups, until there's only one novel standing. For further reading: *Best L.A. Novel Ever: The Tournament Brackets *Best L.A. Novel Ever: More Matchups Double Indemnity, by Ja ... More >>
Good grief, Peter Robbins: Authorities accuse Robbins, one of the original child voices of Charlie Brown back in the 1960s, of stalking and making death threats. The 56-year-old was arrested after being stopped at the U.S.-Mexico border crossing in San Ysidro over the weekend:
It's not as infamous a gay-rights fight as marriage or hospital visitation, but discrimination against same-sex couples at our nation's border crossings can be just as offensive and cumbersome. As it stands, gay couples must file separate Customs forms when re-entering America. If they have childre ... More >>
A married couple with two children were protesting the foreclosure of their home in North Hollywood on February 22, when the unthinkable happened. Blanca Cardenas, a 37-year-old mother with a 19-month-old baby girl, was arrested by LAPD officers for trespassing at the property. According to her U.S ... More >>
No more shark fin soup in California.Now that the sale of shark fins for commercial purposes is illegal under both state and federal law, we'll likely see more incidents like this: A Mexican woman was stopped at the border in San Ysidro, California allegedly trying to smuggle shark fins into ... More >>
Updated at the bottom: A suspect was detained in the San Fernando Valley. First posted at 4:18 p.m. Cops in L.A. County were on the lookout for a freeway shooter in a car that's registered in Lancaster. A series of at least four freeway shootings -- with one driver injured and a CHP officer target ... More >>
ReutersThe hellish line to San Ysidro just got worse.Update: The wait time at the Otay crossing into the U.S. is over two hours, both in car and on foot. The southbound lanes into Tijuana have been re-opened, but border officials Tweet that they will not be "processing pedestrians or vehicles ... More >>
FBIThe Sr. half of the Manzano schemersHow about a fresh slice of tragic irony for this humdrum Wednesday afternoon? We've just learned of one U.S. Border Patrol agent who, let's just say, isn't quite as anti-immigrant as those in Weekly cover story "The Feds Bury Border Patrol Abuses of Imm ... More >>
APJanet Napolitano, detained in the desertHomeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano made a highly publicized trip to Los Angeles' nearest border yesterday. She was quick and happy to tell the nation's news outlets from San Ysidro that illegal immigration has dropped 17 percent in the last ... More >>
Desperately seeking saints
Wrongly deported to Mexico, a developmentally disabled man is found safe
A mother’s search for a son, born in East L.A. but deported by County Sheriffs
Call your project “smart” — even when it isn't — and get millions in public funds.
Living next to a suspected contract killer in El Sereno
Can Congress pick up the vibe of the movement?
And a Spanish translation of “The Island of Jorge Hank Rhon”
They call him a criminal, a murderer and the worst mayor in Tijuana history. In search of Genghis Hank.
The strange tale of how a man lost his home, his money and his head to the woman he took in
The unintended consequences of getting tough on illegal immigration
The Wall defines two Americas in Quebec
The show of support along the U.S.-Mexico border
INS special agent convicted of smuggling immigrants for $300
The Peculiar Practice of Dr. John Ronald Brown