Lonnie David Franklin Jr. was convicted in May on ten counts of murder, one count of attempted murder. His victims were killed over a 22-year period in south Los Angeles, where Franklin Jr. worked as a garbage truck driver and a garage attendant for the Los Angeles Police Department.
A new report from The Daily Mail—so, yes, taken with a grain of salt—claims that Vanity Fair suddenly killed a story on billionaire property developer Mohamed Hadid, father of Gigi, Bella, Anwar, and one of the biggest, ugliest half-built mansions Bel Air has ever seen.
When Rihanna sang “Didn’t they tell you I was a savage,” none of us knew that she was really talking about the Los Angeles Metro and their new series of hilariously horrifying safety videos.
There is an enormous, bright pink wall in the Los Angeles neighborhood of West Hollywood that just about every passerby has taken a photo in front of. The wall—which encloses Paul Smith’s LA store—is the #4 location on “L.A. Weekly’s 10 Spots that have been ‘Instagrammed to death,’” and has become something of a…
An unidentified man carrying multiple firearms in his car was apprehended by authorities in Los Angeles on Sunday morning while reportedly on his way to the city’s annual gay pride parade, according to police officials.
A month ago, Lonnie David Franklin Jr was convicted of the murder of nine women and one teenage girl in Los Angeles. The murders took place between 1985 and 2007 with an apparent 14-year gap between deaths at one point, which earned him the moniker the “Grim Sleeper.”
Model Chloe Goins has re-filed a lawsuit against Bill Cosby, who she alleges drugged and sexually assaulted her when she was a teenager visiting the Playboy Mansion in 2008. In the new papers, filed on Monday in Los Angeles, Goins names Hugh Hefner, accusing him of conspiracy.
A woman is suing the Church of Scientology, claiming the organization forced to have an abortion when she just 17 years old. Laura DeCrescenzo says she signed one of the organization’s notorious“billion-year contracts” in 1991, when she was 12 years old. She alleges she was forced to abort while part of the “Sea Org,”…
The owners of a vegan mini-empire in Los Angeles are facing outrage and protests over news that they’ve been raising and slaughtering animals at their Northern California farm. Matthew and Terces Engelhart, who run the Cafe Gratitude chain, say they’ve received death threats over their private meat-eating.
Two Los Angeles parents have posted a billboard in the Echo Park neighborhood hoping that it will grab the attention of their two adult children. Willie and Phil Jones have not spoken to their children, Emily and Mark, since leaving the church of Scientology two years ago.
As the Obama presidency winds down, the First Family has a decision to make: Where are they going to live after the White House? Barack says that Sasha tipped the decision, and according to The Washington Post, they’ll be staying put:
Two Los Angeles Police Department officers have been charged with repeatedly sexually assaulting four women while they were on duty. Prosecutors said all the women were arrested by the two officers for drug-related crimes. The case has been under investigation since 2013, with the officers on paid leave for at least…
By now, over 50 women have come forward to accuse Bill Cosby of sexual assault, and according to The Washington Post, the public vindication of these women’s stories may have contributed to a shift in progress: more victims are coming forward to police departments, who are in turn listening to more women, and altering…
Aspiring actors and artists have long turned to the restaurant industry for extra cash, but they’ve found a far more convenient alternative: driving for Uber, Lyft, or in some cases, both.
An estimated 68 percent of rapes go unreported. It’s hard to go a day in the news without another horrible reminder why this is the case—why women correctly assume they’ll be dragged hard in the process of attempting to secure justice—and Katie J.M. Baker’s latest story at BuzzFeed is another example, particularly…
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office announced Tuesday afternoon that they’ve reached an agreement to extradite Jinx star and unsettling man Robert Durst back from New Orleans to stand trial for murder. Durst was charged in March with the 2000 murder of his friend and confidante Susan Berman.
The Los Angeles Police Department has announced that of 1,356 allegations of biased policing against them by civilians, zero of those allegations were valid. Sure, sure, sure, sure.
For students and teachers all over the country, we’re currently at the tail-end of the semester before a much-needed winter break. It’s the home stretch, no doubt, but before our weeks off, every student must buckle down and finish finals season, whether that student is an AP eighth grader or home at sick with the…
Every school in the Los Angeles Unified School District was shuttered on Tuesday after an unspecified, wide-ranging threat was called in.
Welcome to “What’s the Deal With...” a new column in which I do my best to explain the city of Los Angeles to my New York City coworkers.