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Entries by Kathleen Miles from 07/2012

Suicide At The Grove In LA: 27-Year-Old Man Jumps Off Sixth Floor Parking Structure While With Friends

Posted 07.02.2012 | Los Angeles

Shoppers at The Grove were stunned when a man jumped to his death from the sixth floor of a parking structure in Los Angeles Sunday. The man, who w...

Kiva LA: Site That Lets Public Lend To Small Businesses Expands To Los Angeles (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.02.2012 | Los Angeles

A small-loans nonprofit that lifted thousands out of poverty in Tanzania, Bolivia and Uganda has now set its sights on reducing record-high unemployme...

AKA Beverly Hills Hotel Will Cost $12,000 To Get A Room (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.02.2012 | Los Angeles

One percenters of the U.S., fear not. There will soon be a luxury extended-stay hotel in Los Angeles that you can call your home away from home. And i...

Grandma's Pot Cookies Land Hungry 3-Year-Old In The Hospital

Posted 07.03.2012 | Los Angeles

The cookies that grandmothers make are undeniably special. The problem for one toddler was that his grandmother's cookies were "special" in that adult...

Porn Condoms Measure For LA County Will Be On November Ballot

Posted 07.05.2012 | Los Angeles

Angelenos will be voting on what may be LA's most sexually explicit ballot measure ever this November. The measure would require, for all of LA Cou...

Michael Ybarra Dead: Extreme Sports Writer Falls To Death While Climbing In Yosemite (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.05.2012 | Los Angeles

An extreme-sports journalist who faced danger head-on again and again tragically died on a rugged climb Sunday. Michael J. Ybarra, an experienced m...

'Equality For Humans' Video: A Ode To Human Love, Call For Marriage Equality

Posted 07.06.2012 | Los Angeles

Sometimes striping an issue down to its "bare bones" makes it easier to understand. Whether you're straight, gay, lesbian or transgender, you are a hu...

Giovanni Ribisi Home: The Newly-Wed Actor Buys Artist's Atwater Village Home (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.06.2012 | Los Angeles

Actor Giovanni Ribisi, known for his roles in "Gone In 60 Seconds," "Boiler Room," "Saving Private Ryan" and others, has purchased an artful home in A...

Gordon Solomon, Pastor At Christ's Community Church, Accused Of Two-Year Sexual Relationship With A Child (VIDEO)

Posted 07.06.2012 | Los Angeles

A local spiritual leader shocked and devastated his congregants Wednesday when he was arrested for allegedly engaging in a two-year sexual relationshi...

Virginia Valdez, Elderly Woman Who Allegedly Tried To Cut Off Husband's Penis During Oral Sex, To Stand Trial

Posted 07.06.2012 | Los Angeles

An elderly California woman accused of trying to cut off her husband's penis during oral sex was ordered to stand trail on felony charges Friday. A...

Daniel Vlas Flores Sentenced To 65 Years In Prison For Raping A 7-Year-Old

Posted 07.09.2012 | Los Angeles

A California man who kidnapped and raped a 7-year-old girl with severe developmental disabilities was sentenced Friday to 65 years to life in state pr...

Jerry Buss Hospitalized: Lakers Owner Treated For Dehydration

Posted 07.10.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss is being treated at a hospital for dehydration. Lakers spokesman John Black confirmed Tuesday that...

Scientology Marriage: Tanja And Stefan Castle Recount The Forced Isolation They Endured Before Escaping Church (VIDEO)

Posted 07.10.2012 | Los Angeles

In the ABC video above, a Southern California couple shares their harrowing experience of years of isolation and forced labor as punishment by the Chu...

Worst Traffic 2012: TomTom Says LA Still The Worst, Other Cities Fluctuated (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.11.2012 | Los Angeles

Traffic is a beast most of us have to deal with, so you might as well try to tame it. One way to do so: move. That is, if your city is in the top ...

LA Circus Protest By PETA Accuses Ringling Bros. Of Animal Abuse (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Posted 07.11.2012 | Los Angeles

Families going to the circus in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday will have to walk past throngs of protesters, some with graphic photos of alleged anima...

James Grady III, LA Pimp, Allegedly Forced Captive Teen To Become A Prostitute

Posted 07.12.2012 | Los Angeles

It's hard to believe that slavery still exists, but it does, all around us. In late June, a 27-year-old Los Angeles pimp was arrested for allegedly...

Comic Con 2012 Costumes Let People Be Anyone They Want (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.12.2012 | Los Angeles

At Comic-Con, fantasies become realities, even if just for a few days. The San Diego, Calif. convention may be the only place where you'll see supe...

Outfest 2012, LA Gay Film Festival: 10 Films Worth Coming 'Out' For (TRAILERS)

Posted 07.13.2012 | Los Angeles

Many of the films at Outfest this year are about something everyone can relate to: dysfunctional families. The "family" theme in some of the movies...

Key LA Panel Recommends Against Big Box Ban In Chinatown

Posted 07.13.2012 | Los Angeles
Read More: Los Angeles News

A key city panel voted Thursday to oppose a plan to ban large chain stores in Los Angeles' Chinatown, despite pressure from labor-allied groups who ar...

Comic-Con 2012 Costumes: 'Breaking Bad,' Babes, Beasts, Superheroes & More (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.16.2012 | Los Angeles

As pop culture fans take off their Comic-Con costumes -- which probably need a good dry-cleaning after four days in hot, sunny San Diego, Calif. -- th...

Glendale Bear, Sleeping In Tree, Tranquilized & Returned To The Wild -- Again (VIDEO)

Posted 07.16.2012 | Los Angeles

He's known as Glen Bearian, Meatball and the Future Mayor of Glendale, and he has over 24,000 followers on Twitter. Oh, and he's also a bear. A 400...

Alexis Husmario Torres, Alleged Groper, Had Head Stomped On By Police (VIDEO)

Posted 07.17.2012 | Los Angeles

In a shocking confrontation caught on camera, a Los Angeles Sheriff's Department (LASD) deputy appears to stomp on a suspect's head -- even though the...

Anthony Serrano, Boxing Coach, Arrested On Suspicion Of Molesting Teen Boxer (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Posted 07.17.2012 | Los Angeles

Like retired football coach Jerry Sandusky, this Southern California boxing coach was a highly-regarded coach and mentor to boys and young men. Also l...

Hollywood Tour Operator Settles Disability Discrimination Suit

Posted 07.17.2012 | Los Angeles
Read More: Los Angeles News

Amy Champlin simply wanted the classic Los Angeles experience: to gawk at movie stars' homes, the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Sunset Strip from the...

Walmart, Christensen Farms' Alleged Abuse Of Pigs Caught On Undercover Video (GRAPHIC PHOTOS)

Posted 07.18.2012 | Los Angeles

A horrific video, taken by an investigator hired by Los Angeles-based Mercy for Animals, puts Walmart in the hot seat with claims that the company buy...