It was only a matter of time before Southern California produced its first skateboard sex bandit. The LAPD overnight said a serial butt-grabber was on the loose in Van Nuys. And he's allegedly using a skateboard to ride up on victims and then get away. Here's the 411:
An end-of-summer drunk-driving crackdown is in full swing. The LAPD, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department, and nearly 100 other local police are on the hunt for motorists under the influence. And they'll be on it until the end of the Labor Day holiday weekend Sept. 2. Here's what we know about this ... More >>
Obamajam returns to L.A. today. But something tells us this President Obama, on his final term and begging Congress to do something, anything to support just one of his policy initiatives, isn't going to clog Los Angeles traffic like the superstar Obama of yesteryear did. In any case, police are p ... More >>
Ready for summer? Ready to party? Be ready to have your ass busted if you drink and drive. The LAPD, the sheriff's department and Pasadena police are rolling out the troops this holiday weekend, hoping that you won't be dumb enough to be a DUI motorist. We're counting 7 checkpoints and two patrol o ... More >>
The LAPD is springing forward with a whole mess of DUI checkpoints and drunk patrols this weekend. The department publicizes the enforcement operations with the hope that you'll think twice about drinking and driving: "The deterrent effect of sobriety checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing th ... More >>
A woman was set on fire by a man in what appears to be a random act of psychotic violence overnight. The homeless lady, in her mid- to late-60s, was sent to a hospital in critical condition following the early morning attack in Van Nuys, police told the Weekly. It happened ...
View Los Angeles Farmers Markets in a larger map Farmers markets have been in Los Angeles for decades, long before the trend took off nationally: The pioneering Santa Monica market celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2010. As anyone who frequents the dozens of markets all over this city knows, they' ... More >>
St. Patrick's Day, Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day weekend ... When will it stop? Never!, says the LAPD. Not until every drunktard ever is either in jail, broke or completely diverted from getting behind the wheel. As the weather heats up, the drunk patrols are getting hot too. And so, as a public se ... More >>
Cinco de Mayo just happened and cops swarmed Southern California with DUI checkpoints and drunk patrols. Don't they ever let up? No. The LAPD is back at it this weekend -- starting tonight -- with checkpoints and "saturation patrols" in Havard Heights, South L.A., Boyle Heights, and scenic Van Nuy ... More >>
Kris Yenbamroong mixes Thai with hip
Aside from a couple end-of-summer showers so far this year, yesterday was the first real rainy day of 2011. And you know what a rainy day means in L.A.: People are going to freak the F out, creating a traffic tangle worse than the Internet trying to reconcile the Occupy protests with the death of 1 ... More >>
ABC7The victim's downed bicycleUpdate: The victim has been identified as 19-year-old Shoichi Joe Minesaki of Sylmar. Originally posted June 6 at 9 a.m. Just after 1:30 a.m. this morning, a cyclist in his 20s was fatally gunned down in North Hollywood by a white van full of suspected gang mem ... More >>
L.A.'s postwar zoning code on the chopping block
Not the actual guy, but a cool photo. A guy was trying to run from police in Winnetka by jumping roof-to-roof until he got stuck in the 20500 block of Sherman Way, Jeff Collado of the LAPD's Topanga Station said. The cops say he was on drugs. You don't say.
A 63-year-old man was arrested yesterday for allegedly bludgeoning his mother and uncle to death in Canoga Park. View Larger Map Los Angeles Police Department officers were called to the double murder scene around 9 a.m. April 30 in the 7000 block of Eton Avenue, near Sherman Way.
Following today's L.A. City Council vote, Van Nuys upholds its reputation as the incredible shrinking town. Over time bits of the largely blue-collar, Latino community have either broken off to form Valley Glen or simply thrown in the towel completely and joined Sherman Oaks -- when Sherman Oaks wou ... More >>
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