Former In-N-Out Employee Planned Attack on Boss With Loaded Guns

A former Los Angeles In-N-Out employee was arrested and charged with attempted murder after he was caught waiting near his ex-boss’ car with loaded guns. A witness saw 23-year-old Eric Bloss pouring sugar in the vehicle’s gas tank in the parking lot of the Glendale restaurant at around 2 a.m., last Monday. Police… » 5/24/15 4:55pm Sunday 4:55pm

Andrew Keegan's Cult Gets Busted For Slanging Illegal Kombucha

Andrew Keegan, cult leader and 90s teen heartthrob, was involved in an illicit kombucha bust. Yes, you heard that right. The former child actor, known for his roles in Ten Things I Hate About You and Seventh Heaven, and lesser-known for roles in Camp Nowhere (co-starring Christopher Lloyd) and something called Teenage… » 5/14/15 10:20pm 5/14/15 10:20pm

Teen Angst for Adult Humans: A Night at the Heathers Art Show

Artist Heather Kohos came to “Gently, With a Chainsaw: A Heathers Art Show” prepared with cigarettes. After chatting with her about her art in the show and her Heathers origin story, I asked for her card. She handed me a wooden cigarette enscripted with “Dear Diary, Heather told me she teaches people ‘real life.’”… » 5/08/15 1:50pm 5/08/15 1:50pm

Three People Arrested for Running Fake Masonic Police Department

Police arrested three people in Los Angeles who claimed to be members of the fabricated Masonic Fraternal Police Department, which was supposedly descended from the ancient Knights Templar order. The group’s website states that the first police department was created by the Knights Templar in 1100 B.C. and they had… » 5/06/15 10:45pm 5/06/15 10:45pm

Why Are We Still Moving to California?

This weekend, the New York Times published two laughably conflicting articles about California—one from the Style section on the happy-go-lucky migration westward of New York City’s “creative class,” and one that looks at a state going brown, well into the fourth year of its historically ruinous drought. » 5/04/15 2:15pm 5/04/15 2:15pm

You Can Now Rent Out Kurt And Courtney’s Old Apartment for $250

Hardcore Nirvana fans can experience what it was like to live in the same place as their god by renting out the Los Angeles home Kurt Cobain used to share with Courtney Love. Grunge rock’s royal couple occupied the two-bedroom apartment, located in the Fairfax district, from 1991 to 1992. Kurt turned the space into a… » 4/23/15 3:00pm 4/23/15 3:00pm

Robert Durst Indicted in New Orleans on Gun and Drug Charges

Jinx star and person doing a very good impression of someone extremely guilty Robert Durst has been indicted in New Orleans on charges of illegal possession of a firearm by a felon and illegal possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled substance. Durst, who will appear in court this morning to be… » 4/09/15 11:30am 4/09/15 11:30am

Durst Denied Bail, Also Eyed In 1971 Case of Missing Vermont Teen

The long arm of the law is finally drawing Scooby Doo villain Robert Durst into its halfhearted embrace: a New Orleans judge denied Durst bail on Monday, ruling that he's a flight risk. Prosecutors said that when Durst was arrested in New Orleans on March 14, they found a .38-caliber revolver, a latex mask, and a map… » 3/24/15 9:50am 3/24/15 9:50am

Tinashe's Amethyst Mixtape Is G-Funk for a New, Womanist Los Angeles

Twenty-two is a really important age for a woman: far enough off from teenhood that it feels grown, new enough to adulthood that self-actualization is a prospect of excitement and fear, like when your stomach starts to drop in airplane turbulence. Some emotions are new; even newer is how confidence cements them there.… » 3/18/15 7:10pm 3/18/15 7:10pm

California Health Officials Issue Alert After Porn Actor Contracts HIV

Two weeks after the porn industry lost an appeal against a law requiring performers to wear condoms, California public health officials have announced that they believe a porn actor contracted HIV on a shoot out-of-state. An actor who tested negative for HIV just before the shoot had unprotected sex with several… » 12/30/14 11:30am 12/30/14 11:30am

California Convicts First Person Under New Revenge Porn Law

A 36-year-old Los Angeles man has the not-awesome distinction of becoming the first person to be convicted under California's new revenge porn law, after posting topless images of his ex-girlfriend on her employer's Facebook page. Noe Iniguez was sentenced to a year in jail yesterday, after a jury found him guilty of… » 12/02/14 1:00pm 12/02/14 1:00pm

Truth: Everyone Believes In At Least One Crazy Thing

In the short time I've lived in Los Angeles, I've met people into energy healing, animal communicating, channeling, psychics, astrology and realigning vibes. Oh, and aura fluffing. I would mock them, but I think everyone believes in some crazy shit. They just don't always admit it as easily as people do in LA. » 10/02/14 4:00pm 10/02/14 4:00pm