Articles Tagged with Los Angeles

Angela Spaccia, Local Official, Sentenced For Massive Corruption Scheme

Angela Spaccia

Angela Spaccia, the former second-highest public official in the small Los Angeles suburb of Bell, California, was slammed with almost 12 years in prison Thursday after being convicted in December of a massive corruption scheme that nearly bankrupted the city of just over 35,000. Spaccia was convicted on December 9 of five counts of misappropriating… Read more »

Los Angeles Earthquake Shakes Westwood Neighborhood in California

california earthquake

An earthquake of a 4.7 magnitude struck Los Angeles this morning. The United States Geological Survey says the California earthquake was centered 5 miles north to northwest of the Westwood neighborhood. Firefighters are currently reviewing the area where the Los Angeles earthquake hit to determine damage. So far, no reports have been phoned in by… Read more »

Los Angeles College Student Missing After Meeting Man On Tinder

Los Angeles student Adeline Munguia

A Los Angeles college student went missing Thursday and has not been seen since. Authorities believe that her disappearance may be connected to a man she recently met through the popular Facebook dating app Tinder. Adeline Munguia is a student at Cal State Los Angeles, a state university located about five miles east of Downtown… Read more »

Los Angeles To Be Doused With Massive Winter Rains This Week

Los Angeles Rain

Los Angeles is the middle of one of the worst droughts in recent memory, but that is expected to finally change this week when two major rainstorms roll into Southern California, hitting Wednesday night then again on Friday. The rain is likely to cause headaches and possible safety hazards for Los Angeles commuters, but nonetheless… Read more »

East Los Angeles Is Scene Of Fatal Shooting, Man Found Dead in SUV

East Los Angeles Murder

Los Angeles County suffered its 38th homicide of 2014, a year just 42 days old, when the body of a man was found in a vehicle in East Los Angeles in the early morning hours Tuesday. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which has jurisdiction over the unincorporated East Los Angeles neighborhood, was making only… Read more »

Los Angeles Sheriff Scandal: 2 More Deputies Indicted In Jailhouse Beating

Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca

The Los Angeles Sheriff scandal surrounding the repeated beatings of inmates by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies in charge of running the county jail, has led to the indictment of two more deputies Friday, charged with brutally beating a handcuffed inmate then filing a false report claiming that their victim started the altercation. About two… Read more »

Leonardo DiCaprio Claims He Has Never Taken Drugs, Despite Partying Past

Leonardo Dicaprio

Though he may have mellowed at age 39, Leonardo DiCaprio once had a reputation as one of Hollywood’s most hardcore partyers. But though his taste for alcohol, at least earlier in his career as one of the film industry’s top movie stars, has been well-documented, DiCaprio claims that he has never taken drugs. Leonardo Dicaprio,… Read more »

Los Angeles Under Air-Quality Alert Due To Colby Fire [Photos]

LA Fires

The residents of the city of Los Angeles are under an air-quality alert as a result of the Colby fire, northeast of the city. Los Angeles County public health officials issued the warning on Friday, as crews continue to battle the fire which has displaced about 2,000 residents who have been ordered to evacuate. The… Read more »

Los Angeles Makes ‘Girls’ Star Lena Dunham Very Depressed

Los Angeles Lena Dunham

Working in Los Angeles makes Lena Dunham pine for the streets of New York City. The Girls star recently sat down for a chat with the folks at Vogue magazine. During her conversation with the publication, Dunham said that spending so much time in Los Angeles is slowly but surely taking its toll on her…. Read more »

Los Angeles Tour Bus Kills Woman In Left Turn Accident

Los Angeled bus accident victim

Los Angeles is one of those cities with a tragic story at every turn. Especially every left turn. Now the city can add the story of Ena Orquidea Villalobos to its catalog of sad tales. The South Los Angeles woman was killed by a bus Saturday morning. As she was lying stricken on the pavement,… Read more »

Los Angeles Dodgers Star Yasiel Puig Busted For Speeding Again

Yasiel Puig

Los Angeles Dodgers star outfielder Yasiel Puig may have ignited his team’s amazing run to the playoffs in the 2013 Major League season with his no-holds-barred style of all-out baseball, but when he brings his high-octane approach to the highways, he’s in trouble. Puig was arrested for reckless driving after cops clocked the Cuban defector… Read more »

Los Angeles Airport Shooting Suspect To Be Arraigned

Indictment Against Paul Ciancia

Paul Anthony Ciancia, suspect in the November 1 shooting at the Los Angeles International Airport, is scheduled for court Thursday. It will be his second court appearance since the Los Angeles airport shooting. On December 4, Ciancia was deemed a danger to the community and potential flight risk by U.S. Magistrate Judge David Bristow, who… Read more »

Los Angeles Violent Home Invasion Spree Baffles Detectives

Los Angeles Home Invasion Getaway car

Los Angeles investigators are baffled by a spree of terrifying home-invasion robberies that have left two victims dead, several others injured and an entire region afraid to answer a knock on the door. The latest took place last night in West Los Angeles, when a man apparently followed a woman from a gas station to… Read more »

Dot-Marie Jones: Glee Star Marries Girlfriend In Secret [Video]

Dot-Marie Jones

Glee star Dot-Marie Jones had a stealth wedding Saturday night at their home in Los Angeles according to PEOPLE Magazine. Jones’ representatives have confirmed that Dot-Marie Jones and her longtime girlfriend Bridgett Casteen were married Saturday night. Dot-Marie Jones and Casteen invited a few hundred friends to a holiday party at the couple’s house on… Read more »

Los Angeles Dad Watched Son Gunned Down By Cops On Live TV

Brian Beaird

Los Angeles police gunned down an unarmed 51-year-old man after a car chase through South LA’s streets on December 13, as the man’s 80-year-old dad watched in horror on live television. Now his family is trying to understand why Brian Beaird had to die. Beaird’s family filed a $20 million claim against the city Friday,… Read more »

Los Angeles Black Santa: Kids Don’t Care About His Color

langston patterson

Santa Claus is the main attraction this time of year at any mall. But in South Los Angeles’ Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, their Santa Claus is extra special. Langston Patterson, who plays Santa Claus, has something that very few Santa’s do. He’s a black Santa in a historically white Santa world. There has been so… Read more »

Los Angeles Airport Suffers From Contaminated Water

Los Angeles Airport Problems With Water Supply

Los Angeles International Airport is suffering from contaminated water problems in its international terminal. The terminal, which is undergoing renovations, has been plagued with brown water. Planes trying to replenish their drinking supply have been unable to do so as the water coming out in that section of the airport is filled with bacteria, copper,… Read more »