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What's Your Day Job? Mine Was Spending Time With Serial Killers

Judy Farah | Posted 08.17.2013 | Crime
Judy Farah

What was it like to cover serial killers? I was very young. It was my job. My career. I just went from one story to the next.

Search Is On For Drive-By Shooter After Deadly Nine-Car Collision

AP | Posted 07.01.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles police are searching for a driver who caused a deadly eight-vehicle pileup while apparently fleeing after a drive-by shooti...

Making Our Dollars Speak for Us -- Divesting in Assault Weapons Industry, a Powerful Step Forward

Jan Perry | Posted 04.08.2013 | Los Angeles
Jan Perry

Too often, I have had the sorrowful experience of attending funerals of men, women, and children who have been gunned down on the streets of Los Angeles. Even though violent crime has been on the decline, no amount is acceptable. I took a stand against this violence.

HIPPY CRACK: DUI Suspect Inhales Nitrous Balloons (VIDEO) | Posted 02.01.2013 | Weird News

Holy hippy crack! This Los Angeles DUI suspect was busted after a slow-speed chase doing nitrous balloons. He is even caught on camera filing up and i...

Reducing Gun Violence Will Require the Courage of Parents

Mike Feuer | Posted 12.19.2012 | Los Angeles
Mike Feuer

The Sandy Hook shootings have struck such a deep chord because all parents can imagine the horror of losing a child. This same anguish is experienced all too often by parents in communities throughout Los Angeles.

Four Bodies Found

AP | DAISY NGUYEN | Posted 02.01.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The bodies of four people who had been shot to death were found face-down Sunday outside a suburban Southern California home that ...

Bath Salt-Induced Insanity Hits LA

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 06.26.2012 | Los Angeles

LA now has its own case of bath salt-induced insanity. A crazed 20-year-old man bludgeoned an elderly woman in the head Thursday and said he was an...

WATCH: Man Beaten At Dodger Stadium Speaks Out For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 05.24.2012 | Los Angeles

It was a terrifying experience. Surrounded by fans at Dodger Stadium, this man wasn't sure if he was going to make it out alive. The 33-year-old Do...

USC Shooting: Residents Defend Neighborhood

Neon Tommy | Posted 06.12.2012 | College
Neon Tommy

At the intersection of 27th Street and Raymond Avenue, two USC graduate students were killed Wednesday morning after a possible carjacking, leaving residents horrified by the news and seeking more information.

Fatal Carjacking At USC

AP | GREG RISLING | Posted 06.11.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Ming Qu was a day shy of his 24th birthday and had plans to return to China at the end of the semester to work. Ying Wu was progr...

TRAGIC: Heroic Father Dies Saving His Son's Life

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 04.06.2012 | Los Angeles

A young father died using his body to shield his 8-year-old son from gunfire in Inglewood, Calif. Tuesday. The victim was identified on Thursday as 28...

Ex-CHP Officer Given 50 Year For Murdering Husband

AP | Posted 03.12.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- A former California Highway Patrol officer was sentenced Friday to 50 years to life in prison for murdering her husband. Tomiekia John...

LAPD's Child Abuse Unit Investigating 4-Year-Old's Hanging Death

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.09.2012 | Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Police Department's Abused Child Unit is investigating the hanging death of a 4-year-old girl in Westchester, Calif. While the LAPD...

Gunman On The Loose In Downtown LA

AP | Posted 03.09.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Police searched an area of the garment district in Los Angeles for more than an hour on Friday after a caller reported seeing a man wit...

Police Officer Charged With Kelly Thomas Murder Posts $1M Bail

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 11.29.2011 | Los Angeles

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A police officer charged with killing a mentally ill, homeless man during a violent arrest posted $1 million bail Thursday a...

Shut Down Pot Clinics And There Goes The Neighborhood!

AP | By GREG RISLING | Posted 11.21.2011 | Los Angeles

By Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- A new study released Tuesday showed that when hundreds of medical marijuana dispensaries were closed last year i...

Santa Ana Hacker Gets 6 Years For 'Sextortion'

AP | By GREG RISLING | Posted 11.02.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- A Southern California man was sentenced Thursday to six years in prison for infiltrating computers belonging to women and teenage girls...

Carpenter Elementary School On Lockdown

Studio City, CA Patch | Mike Szymanski | Email the Author | 12:26pm | Posted 06.15.2011 | Los Angeles

A female administrator at Carpenter Avenue Elementary, who did not wish to be identified, told Patch that the school was urging concerned parents not ...

17 Pit Bulls Seized In Dog Fighting BUST

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LAKE LOS ANGELES, Calif. (AP) -- Seventeen pit bulls were seized during a Los Angeles sheriff's bust of an elaborate Mojave Desert dog fighting traini...