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PHOTOS: More Work From The Flaming Bank Painter

Posted 01.11.2012 | Arts

The Occupy Movement has its fair share of accidental activists, people without political backgrounds who feel a human obligation to take action. Alex ...

PAVEMENT Occupies Los Angeles

Sam Slovick | Posted 12.28.2011 | Los Angeles
Sam Slovick

After watching the media coverage of the Occupy LA movement I was disheartened. It was decidedly glib. I moved my tent to City Hall the morning of October 28th and set an intention to stay for the duration.

LA Turns Purple in October: Raising Awareness About Domestic Violence

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 12.21.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and as a survivor of abuse and as mayor of LA, I have worked to leverage every resource at my disposal to end this cycle of violence. But we have our work cut out for us.

Andrea Stone

Muslim Scholars Issue Fatwa Declaring No Conflict Between Islamic Law And U.S. Constitution | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

Islamic scholars tired of conservative charges that Muslims in the United States constitute a radical fifth column bent on subverting American values ...

Who Should Police the Police?

Hector Villagra | Posted 12.18.2011 | Los Angeles
Hector Villagra

Without an external and independent body overseeing the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, how can people be sure that it handles deputy misconduct properly? They can't.

It's a Tremor, Not a Quake. Yet.

Tom Hayden | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Tom Hayden

The Occupy Wall Street movement is barely born and the mainstream media is already in the delivery room... The newborn movement needs breathing space.

Double-Murder Suspect Captured On Encino Rooftop

Encino, CA Patch | Lauren Rosenblum and Saul Daniels Email the Authors | Posted 10.22.2011 | Los Angeles

Brent D. Zubeck, 43, who is wanted in connection with the murder of a Chatsworth couple, was captured on an Encino rooftop this morning, his gun besid...

New Orleans Probe Demonstrates Need for Implementing Systemic Reforms Within Nation's Police Departments

Kami Chavis Simmons | Posted 10.08.2011 | Crime
Kami Chavis Simmons

The testimony and subsequent guilty verdicts in the Danziger Bridge trial have exposed institutional deficiencies that encourage police misconduct and corruption. These issues are neither new nor unique to New Orleans.

WATCH: Police Find Assault Weapons At New Suspects' Homes

AP | By THOMAS WATKINS | Posted 09.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Police suspect two men charged with the severe beating of a San Francisco Giants fan at Dodger Stadium assaulted three other Giants fan...

Dodger Stadium Attack Suspects In Court Today

AP | THOMAS WATKINS | Posted 09.24.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Two men charged with the severe beating of a San Francisco Giants fan at Dodger Stadium are suspected of assaulting three other Gi...

LAPD Arrests Two New Suspects In Bryan Stow Beating

AP | THOMAS WATKINS | Posted 09.21.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Two months to the day after an emotional Police Chief Charlie Beck trumpeted the arrest of a suspect in the savage beating of a Sa...

LAPD Arrests Two Suspects In Dodger Stadium Attack

Posted 09.20.2011 | Los Angeles

Story has been updated. The Los Angeles Police Department has arrested two suspects in the beating of Bryan Stow at Dodger Stadium. The new arrest...

Infant Dies After Accident At Downtown LA Artwalk [UPDATED]

Posted 09.14.2011 | Los Angeles

UPDATE: The baby boy died early Friday morning from the injuries he suffered from Thursday night's crash. He was identified as Marcello Vasquez of Mon...

Small Businesses Look To Turn 'Carmageddon' Into Cash-athon

AP | THOMAS WATKINS | Posted 09.13.2011 | Business

LOS ANGELES — Business owners touted promotions Wednesday aimed at cashing in on the upcoming closure of part of heavily traveled Interstate 405...

North Hills Graffiti Shooting: LAPD Releases Video (Watch)

Posted 09.12.2011 | Los Angeles

This afternoon, the LAPD released video surveillance footage of a man being shot by two unidentified males. The victim was leaving an apartment buildi...

Crime In LA Continues To Drop

Encino, CA Patch | Posted 09.12.2011 | Los Angeles

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and police Chief Charlie Beck today announced reductions in all categories of violent and property crime for the first half...

40.5 Things to Do in L.A. Without Your Car

Jennifer Ketcham | Posted 09.12.2011 | Los Angeles
Jennifer Ketcham

With the 405 shutting down, I find myself excited for my upcoming Westside staycation. City officials may encourage us to leave, but this list of the amazing things we can do locally illustrates just how great being a Westsider is.

LAPD Not Liable For Damage, But Fixes Garage Anyway

Toluca Lake, CA Patch | Posted 09.10.2011 | Los Angeles

Aldo Mayorga woke up on March 21 to find the streets of his neighborhood crowded with emergency vehicles and SWAT officers armed with rifles. ...

WATCH: LAPD Officer Stops Knife-Wielding Attacker While Dining At Milk

The Huffington Post | Eliza Fisher | Posted 09.07.2011 | Los Angeles

Milk, a restaurant on Beverly Boulevard known for its pricey sandwiches and sumptuous ice cream treats, was the scene of a possibly deadly confrontati...

Robbers Steal $1 Million At Gunpoint

AP | Posted 09.07.2011 | Los Angeles

SOUTH EL MONTE, Calif. — Three employees were bound, blindfolded and locked in a vault during a million-dollar heist at a security transport com...

New LAPD Discipline Policy Results In Some Officers Avoiding Punishment | Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times | Posted 09.04.2011 | Los Angeles

A growing number of Los Angeles police officers who have used excessive force, driven while intoxicated, falsely imprisoned people or committed other ...

New Job: Traffic Reporter?

Posted 08.30.2011 | Los Angeles

UPDATED -- More "big names" doing their part to warn Los Angeles about the upcoming 405 freeway closure: former CHiPs star Erik Estrada. PREVI...

WATCH: 'Baby Stroller Bandits' Strike

Posted 08.10.2011 | Los Angeles

Beware the "baby stroller bandits," a pair of middle-aged women working together to steal wallets from purses on baby strollers. While the two are sus...

The Protector: Deja Vu All Over Again

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 08.08.2011 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

This series has a lot going for it. It has a solid cast and a likeable "star." Still the perception is this show is too late for the party.

Addicted to Incarceration

Sam Slovick | Posted 07.31.2011 | Los Angeles
Sam Slovick

A sharp divide in the recent Supreme Court ruling ordering California to drastically reduce its prison population represents a deeper national division.