An Intense Look Back at the Griffith Park Fire of 2007

Los Angeles experiences more wildfires than any other American city

A Spanish-Speaking Clown’s Burbank-Filmed Talk Show Has Become a Cultural Bridge

Not far from where the Tonight Show was filmed, Noches con Platanito is transcending late-night TV

What Pickup Basketball Reveals About L.A.

Whether the setting is one of L.A.’s more rarefied neighborhoods or one of its most destitute, the rules are the same: Anybody can play, but it takes something else to stay

The Cop Who Became a Robber

Randy Adair was a celebrated LAPD detective. In his retirement, he knocked off banks.
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Philip Righter’s Basquiats Were as Fake as His Origin Story. How the Masquerade Unraveled

The shape-shifting, Ripley-esque West Hollywood man-about-town duped an aspiring actor into serving as his front to sell six million dollars’ worth of art masterpieces
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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

A Shot In The Dark: The Unknown Story Behind L.A.’s Most Celebrated Photograph

Architect Pierre Koenig’s Case Study House No. 22 was unlike anything ever constructed

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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She Left to Use the Restroom at LACMA and Never Returned. What Happened to Nancy Paulikas?

The retired software engineer's disappearance reveals troubling inadequacies in the search for missing persons with Alzheimer's