More sheriff arrests fallout. LAPD cracks down on downtown jaywalking with $250 tickets. Delta water tunnels may not deliver. Recount dropped in the Valley. Striking social workers to hit Board of Supes meeting. In praise of LAT's David Willman. USC gets its OJR back. Plus more.
While today's indictments were not unexpected, Baca said, "it is nevertheless a sad day for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. We do not tolerate misconduct by any deputies."
Angela Spaccia, the former assistant city administrator in Bell, was found guilty today on 11 of 13 counts of felony corruption, including misappropriation of public funds. She was found not guilty on one charge; another ended in a hung jury.
Weisman and the team announced he is leaving Variety (where he is a senior editor covering television) to become the Dodgers director of digital and print content. Dodger Thoughts will suspend publication.
The FBI moved in this morning to start arresting current and former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies and officials on criminal corruption and civil rights charges. U.S. Attorney Andre Birotte Jr. has scheduled a 1 p.m. news availability in the downtown federal building.
LAX rail line. City Council members get a raise. Garcetti chief of staff could be looking to run. Robert Sam Anson remembers his five months as editor of Los Angeles Magazine. Bicyclist killed in collision with sheriff's car. Paul Walker tribute in Valencia. Plus more.
The former manager of the Dodgers, now a baseball official, was chosen by a special veterans committee to enter the Hall of Fame next year. He was elected along with retired managers Bobby Cox and Tony LaRussa.
It was last December 9 that the news came out of Mexico that the popular LA-based singer Jenni Rivera had died in a plane crash. The news led to a crushing outpouring of emotion by her fans and by music critics who knew and admired her, followed by the public struggles of the mainstream news media to figure out the meaning of this mega-star in the Latino world living among us in Encino.
The Los Angeles Film Critics Association could not decide between "Gravity" and "Her" for best film of the year, but they gave the director award to Alfonso Cuaron for "Gravity."
Like a repellent exhibit at Ripley's Believe It or Not that you can't take your eyes off, Shaul Schwarz's documentary "Narco Cultura" keeps you riveted.
It's the first time the Bruins have a won a national title in women's soccer, despite regularly placing women on Olympic teams. It's the 110th national athletic title overall for UCLA, an NCAA record.
30 Churches in 30 Days
Los Angeles photographer Kevin McCollister has completed his latest series, 30 Churches in 30 Days.
Magic Flute and Sleeping BeautyDonna Perlmutter goes to the opera and the ballet and likes what she sees. Native Intelligence
Downtown courtyard revealedA World War II-era storefront was removed on 6th Street to reveal a future seating area for two restaurants. Read
Bus stop for giants
There's plenty of seating at the bus stop outside the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood. Bigger
Funny or Die does NikkiThe video strikes such the right tone that even Nikki Finke is enjoying it. Video inside.
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More locations and the surf report on the LA Observed weather page
Objects of artClare Graham at work in his Northeast LA studio. Story and photos by Iris Schneider at Native Intelligence.
Walking in LAMichael Schneider's Great LA Walk marked its eighth year with an 18-mile trek from Echo Park Lake to the bluffs in Santa Monica.
Owner won't raze Dutton's siteFive years later, landlord Charles Munger drops big development plans for former Brentwood bookstore. More
Films for grownupsCast members of "12 Years a Slave" at the AARP Films for Grownups Film Festival. Native Intelligence by Iris Schneider.
Griffith Park mountain lionCougar P-22 walking past Steve Winter's night camera with the Hollywood sign behind. National Geographic story
Folkenflik on MurdochDavid Folkenflik of NPR and Kevin Roderick of LA Observed discuss Rupert Murdoch at a Zocalo Public Square event in Culver City. Story and video
Governors ballThe best part of next year's Oscars show may already have happened. Read
Sungjin Ahn admires the Joshua trees of California's deserts so much that he spent year making a lovely time lapse. Watch