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Steve Edelson, Party of One

He’s been shot, knifed, hounded by police, and shut down by the city. The story of L.A.’s nightlife wouldn’t be the same without Steve Edelson

The Cop Whisperer

No filmmaker has captured the LAPD like writer-director David Ayer, whose latest, End of Watch, delves into the inner lives of those who protect and serve

In Plain Sight

Stephanie Lazarus was an exemplary cop. She is also a murderer. How did she evade suspicion for 23 years when she should have been the prime suspect? The story behind the story
John Deasy

The Takeover Artist

John Deasy is either visionary or delusional, a savior or a Soviet era-throwback. But as head of L.A.’s schools, he has one of the toughest jobs in America

Never Stop Fighting

The FBI has known about him since his days as a cage-rattling Chicano activist in 1960s L.A. A onetime fugitive and sometime company man, Carlos Montes has kept on confronting the system the only way he knows how. Now the system is closing in
Ed Rosenthal

Under the Desert Sun

Scant water. Blistering heat. When prominent real estate broker Ed Rosenthal went missing for six days in Joshua Tree one summer weekend, people assumed that he was a goner. They were wrong.

Left Behind

As an actress, she never rose out of B-grade obscurity, but whe n her mummified corpse was found last year, Yvette Vickers drew the international headlines she’d always yearned for

Hello, I’m Attorney Gloria Allred

The rise of Gloria Allred, the highest-profile lawyer in the country

Talk of the Town

During her tenure as first lady of California, Maria Shriver hosted an October conference that brought together women whom she saw as architects of change. Wallis Annenberg certainly fits...

Does Dr. Drew Need an Intervention?

Since Mindy McCready’s death, the “Celebrity Rehab” doctor has been compared to Jack Kevorkian. Here, a sober look at Dr Drew Pinsky from our 2011 profile