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Who Shot Silent Film Director William Desmond Taylor?

A prolific director of silent films, William Desmond Taylor was found dead on February 2, 1922. Read more...

The Gruesome Discovery and Unsolved Mystery of The Hollywood Head

First the head was found, sniffed out in January 2012 by nine canines led by a pair of dog walkers on an afternoon trip through Bronson Canyon Park. Read more...

Gone Gang: The Group That Got Away With Back-to-Back Heists—Then Vanished

In June 1986, a group of men riding all-terrain vehicles slipped unseen into the city’s underground storm drain system, heading for the First Interstate Bank at Spaulding and Sunset. Read more...

Who Stabbed Actress Christa Helm?

She didn’t find success in Hollywood but she excelled at parties and in bedrooms in the Hollywood Hills. Was the actress murdered because she had turned to extorting the celebrities and politicians Read more...

“One of the Worst Reported News Stories”: Another Look at the Unsolved Murder of Notorious B.I.G.

Was the Miracle Mile killing of the Brooklyn rapper payback, orchestrated and covered up with the help of rogue LAPD officers working security for Knight? Read more...

High Times in L.A.: Today's Hit Drugs

Forget medical marijuana. Twelve drugs altering many a local mind Read more...

Crime Central: The Hall of Justice Rises Again

Inside the most famous building in the local legal system Read more...

20 Years After: The Good Samaritan

Titus Murphy was changed forever by the Los Angeles Riots Read more...

20 Years After: The Activist

Carlos Vaquerano was changed forever by the Los Angeles Riots Read more...

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