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Great Horror Campout Scared the Crap Out of L.A. Last Weekend (VIDEO)

Shrieks pierced the darkness at the Griffith Park Old Zoo in Los Angeles as hundreds gathered to get the crap scared out of them at the Great Horror Campout. After the campout, campers shared their experiences. On June 9, @Wicked_Phoenix tweeted, "Thank you for the unbelievably awesome time!" and @_RyanTurek tweeted, "6:32am - Andy......
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Great Horror Campout Comes to L.A.'s Haunted Griffith Park Old Zoo

This year's gory Great Horror Campout takes campers on a 12-hour, dusk-tll-dawn treasure hunt adventure across the Griffith Park Old Zoo. (Which is said to be haunted - go ahead, look it up.) Even if you're the type to scare easily, don't let the axe-wielding homicidal maniacs chase you away. At......
Max Brooks; Credit: Photo by Ryan Orange

Max Brooks: The Zombie Survivalist

One of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2014 issue. Check out our entire People 2014 issue. The Zombie Survival Guide started as nothing more than a personal survival plan that Max Brooks wrote and buried away in a drawer, never anticipating its publication, much less literary success. Even......
Harold Greenberg in his office located in the historic West Adams district.; Credit: Calvin Alagot

Man Who Slammed L.A. Landlord Online Ends Up Sued and Homeless

Attorney Harold Greenberg and his clients, Winstar Properties, are suing a now-homeless man for defamation and libel, among other things, after he bitterly complained on Facebook that Winstar recently failed to provide heat and committed other negligence at the historic MacArthur Park building where his girlfriend and her mother lived for......
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UCLA Hosts "Biggest Hackathon in History"

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel explained the importance of individuality in a world ruled by popular opinion to 4,000 "hackers" attending LA Hacks, a free computer programming competition for students where teams have 36 hours to create mobile and web apps - and a shot at winning $20,000 in prizes. Students from......
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Can the Children of Watts Change Their Troubled Hood?

Prophet Walker, a Watts native, was abandoned at the Nickerson Gardens housing project down the street from Markham Middle School at the age of six by his heroin addicted mother. He got into a fight at sixteen and was tried as an adult, spending six years in prison. Though wronged......
Students For Education Reform camp outside LAUSD headquarters last night.; Credit: Calvin Alagot

Students Camp on LAUSD Doorstep Demanding Funds for Poor Kids

Seventeen college students camped outside Los Angeles Unified School District Administrative Headquarters downtown last night to ensure a chance to speak at the 10 a.m. Board of Education meeting today, where they will urge that much of $1 billion coming to the district be spent on underserved children. The students,......
Jennifer deNicola of Malibu Unites for Healthy Schools demands a role for parents in toxin testing.; Credit: Calvin Alagot

Malibu High School Parents Demand a Role in Toxins Testing and Cleanup

Reiterating their distrust toward the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, and pressing hard for new toxins testing at Malibu High School, 50 parents and students last night floated a plan to choose their own environmental testing expert - who would work alongside the district-appointed environmental firm, Environ. Controversy has gripped......
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Cancer Scare at Malibu High Turns Messy

Nobody knows if Malibu High School is making people sick. But last October, Los Angeles media reported a possible cancer cluster involving three teachers allegedly diagnosed with thyroid cancer. The ensuing controversy was met with missteps by the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District — and silence from the teachers union......