Adam Schiff Is Ready to Rumble

The mild-mannered, vegan congressman from Burbank has become the GOP’s worst nightmare—but is he tough enough to take on the Trump smear machine?
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How a Former Bank Robber Saved Her Football Star Son from a System Unkind to the Mentally Ill

Antonio Carrion was headed for the NFL when the voices started and he drifted away. Then his estranged mother finished her time for robbery and saved his life

Inside the Battle for Britney Spears

A grassroots campaign to #FreeBritney from her father’s legal guardianship is exposing a shadow industry that critics say preys on high-net-worth individuals under mental and emotional duress
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A Record-Setting Marathon Champ Was Accused of Cheating—Weeks Later, He Was Dead

Dr. Frank Meza had found himself at the center of a media firestorm before his body was discovered in the L.A. River
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How I Infiltrated One of L.A.’s Most Vicious Motorcycle Gangs—and Lived to Talk About It

ATF agent Darrin Kozlowski went deep undercover to take down the Hollywood chapter of the Vagos

The Last Caravan: Hope for Salvation at the U.S.-Mexico Border Died Along with Two Honduran Teens

As the Trump Administration limits the number of asylum seekers who can enter the country, young Central Americans are vulnerable to drugs, gang violence, and worse
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This Sperm Donor Didn’t Think Much About His Side Gig—Until 20-Plus Children Surfaced

Decades after a stint as a prolific sperm donor, Peter Ellenstein’s biological brood continues to grow
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L.A. Foster Parents Face an Agonizing Reality

Couples who foster may fall in love with children only to have them taken away; but for many, the risk is worth the reward
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Can the Los Angeles We Know Survive the Death of Its Trees?

L.A.'s 6 million trees keep us healthy—and they are all in jeopardy
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In 1982, a Family Disappeared From Their Valley Home—What Happened to the Salomons?

A writer and former neighbor is still trying to put the pieces together