Take a Look Inside Downey’s Creepy Abandoned Asylum

Scott Reyes photographed the corridors of the once magnificent L.A. County Poor Farm

The Story of This Drug Rehab-Turned-Violent Cult Is Wild, Wild Country-Caliber Bizarre

From forced sterilization to attempted murder by rattlesnake bite, Synanon has a wild legacy

Who Killed Bugsy Siegel?

On June 20, 1947, gangster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel was slain in Beverly Hills, his body riddled with bullets. One family claims to know who did it. Is one of the nation’s most famous cold cases heating up?
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Will California Ever Release Manson “Family” Member Leslie Van Houten?

50 years after the Tate-LaBianca Murders, antipathy toward the surviving participants remains as potent as ever

The Underground Catacombs of L.A.’s Lizard People

Elon Musk didn't invent the idea of drilling holes into Los Angeles. George Warren Shufelt did it first.
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These Images of 1960s L.A. Capture a Mythical Moment in History

Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" is inspiring a new appreciation for a lost era
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In This Epic 2009 Oral History, People Close to the Case Recall the Manson Murders

Charles Manson sent members of his “Family” on one of the bloodiest killing sprees in L.A. history. Those involved in the murders and their aftermath speak out

Sneak a Peek Inside the Witch’s House of Beverly Hills

For the first time ever, Michael J. Libow shares pictures inside his home fit for Hansel and Gretel