Stranger Than Crime Fiction: An L.A. Private Investigator Shares Her Weirdest Encounter Yet

An anonymous P.I. on the strange business of rooting out secrets

Rich Fool Crashes $250K Ferrari During Hollywood Drag Race

Six-figure cars + street racing = very bad news
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UPDATE: Police Name a Suspect in the Gilroy Garlic Festival Mass Shooting

The gunman was killed, but police are reportedly searching for an accomplice

$80K in Stolen Goods, 8 Arrests: The Watts Serial Shoplifter Allegedly Strikes Again

Cops say a one-woman crime spree has been whirling her way through three SoCal counties

20 Years After: The Politician

Mark Ridley-Thomas was changed forever by the riots

Fear Tech: ’80s Gadgets To Preserve and Protect

Bulletproof vests and voice changers round out this compendium of hi-tech devices (for the 80s, we should say), which ran as a sidebar to “Darkness Descends on the City of Angels,” a feature in our September 1988 issue.

Peaceful Protests Turn Violent in South L.A.

Two days after the acquittal of George Zimmerman, demonstrations gave way to rioting in Crenshaw

O.C. Man Threatened to Bomb Dictionary Makers Over Gender Words

Jeremy David Hanson, 34, sent several angry messages to the Springfield-based company, expressing his anger over their use of inclusive language

The Outlaw Lawyers

In May 1982, Los Angeles magazine exposed attorneys on the wrong side of the law—from Jack Hendler, who was convicted of burglary, to Raoul Severo, who was found guilty of conspiracy to defraud the government. In this explainer, Norman Sklarewitz points out the most common crime committed by SoCal attorneys and breaks down the sentencing process.
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Ed Buck Arrested and Charged with Battery and Running a Drug House

The prominent Democratic donor is accused of injecting men with large doses of methamphetamine