Vicious taggers in 2007 murdered Maria Hicks, a beloved grandmother and neighbor in Pico Rivera, for committing the insult of flashing her headlights at one of them to stop him as he scrawled graffiti on a wall in her community. Today Norwalk Superior Court Judge Dewey Falcone sent that violent tagg ... More >>
Arne Duncan has places to be.Lydia Grant, a big education activist in SoCal, asked us to attend U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's two-hour-long town hall in Pico Rivera earlier this week. Duncan had promised big things for the Tuesday event:
The town hall is hosted by the U.S. Depart ... More >>
Medical marijuana is legal in California. But what happens when a pot shop isn't following the local rules? Is it a matter for a threatening letter, or should the cops move in and treat the retailer like a street-corner dope peddler.
Some pot shop owners in Whittier are claiming that the lat ... More >>
Not the alleged caller.Ring-ring. Who is it? It's me, man. Got the stuff. Good work. We'll pick you up.
Something like that conversation happened this week and, unfortunately for the suspect with the alleged stuff, he was talking to a cop, and not the friend he thought he was ringing. That's ... More >>
Sweet home, Angeleno.Breaking news, we know: L.A. tops the list of major American cities when it comes to time spent in your car, "excess" gas used waiting in traffic, and commuter stress.
We spent more than a half-billion hours staring at brake lights. This according to the just-released U ... More >>
Operators of a public venue pulled the plug on an Eastside rave this weekend, ostensibly as a result of unruliness at the massive Electric Daisy Carnival event at the Los Angeles Coliseum -- and the subsequent death of a 15-year-old girl who had attended the party.
The Whittier Daily News re ... More >>
U.S. Rep. Linda Sanchez, a Cerritos Democrat, seems to have started a firestorm this week when she suggested that white-supremacist forces were partly to blame for Arizona's controversial immigration law.
"There's a concerted effort behind promoting these kinds of laws on a state-by-state ba ... More >>
Yesterday, RadarOnline and Entertainment Tonight announced, OctoMom Nadya Suleman was recuperating in an O.C. hospital following some unspecified surgery. Relax, though, she remembered to leave the lights on at home for her 14 children (including the eight babies) -- and to arrange for someone to lo ... More >>
Look Homeward, Antonio In his Wednesday inaugural speech, a humbled Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa pledged to recommit himself to serving Los Angeles, promising to focus on "deadlines over headlines." L.A. Daily NewsSouthwest Headed South? The Autry National Center of the American West's proposal to tra ... More >>
E.L.A. Gold Line Fears City and MTA officials worry for the safety of jaywalkers and beat-the-train drivers once the new Gold Line extension's trains begin running through East Los Angeles. L.A. TimesLakers Parade Wednesday morning the championship L.A. Lakers team will parade from Staples Center to ... More >>
"Octo-Mom Gave Up Med School for Babies" trumpets the headline on RadarOnline, followed by a blurb outlining how Nadya Suleman, who burst to fame, if not fortune, last January when she gave birth to octuplets in Bellflower, had once planned to become a psychiatrist -- before her 14 kids got in the w ... More >>
There's actually no mountain in El Monte, but that hasn't kept the city
from striving for greatness: "El Monte is home to Longo Toyota,
the number one auto dealer in the United States by sales and volume,"
crows the city's Web site. "Other major retail businesses include Home
Depot, Sam's Club, and ... More >>
No-Show Polanski Loses Court Bid Judge Peter Espinoza refused to dismiss decades-old sexual misconduct charges against film auteur Roman Polanski. Espinoza said the refusal of the fugitive Polanski to attend a hearing in L.A. Superior Court made dismissal impossible. L.A. Times Jesusita F ... More >>
It's official: OctoMom Nadya Suleman is "considering" asking for federal assistance under the Women, Infants and Children program. Suleman, who famously gave birth to octuplets in Bellflower last January, had shortly thereafter told her Today show interviewer that she was not on welfare -- a stateme ... More >>
L.A. Gets Water Boarded The DWP's board of directors has voted to impose penalties on consumers who don't cut their water use by 15 percent this summer. Associated PressStroke Fells Keach/Nixon A mild stroke has knocked actor Stacy Keach out of the Richard Nixon role he'd been playing in Frost/Nixon ... More >>