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Los Angeles Wants Space Shuttle Endeavour, But Must 400 Trees Be Cut?

Los Angeles Wants Space Shuttle Endeavour, But Must 400 Trees Be Cut?

NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis(LOS ANGELES) — It was supposed to be a spectacular event including a two-day parade, but the space shuttle Endeavour’s final 12-mile journey through the streets of South Los Angeles has some residents protesting, becaus…

LA Police Captain Loses His Command Over Body Slammed Nurse

LA Police Captain Loses His Command Over Body Slammed Nurse

Siri Stafford(LOS ANGELES) — A Los Angeles Police Department captain has been removed from his command for his handling of an incident in which two of his officers were caught on surveillance tape slamming a handcuffed nurse to the pavement and then a…

Good Samaritans Electrocuted Trying to Help in LA Accident

Good Samaritans Electrocuted Trying to Help in LA Accident

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — Two Los Angeles-area women, trying to help a driver who had crashed into a fire hydrant, were electrocuted and killed by a power line that had fallen into the water gushing from the broken hydrant.  They were…

Los Angeles Restaurant Discounts for No-Phone Dining

Los Angeles Restaurant Discounts for No-Phone Dining

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — Do you know how attached you are to your cellphone?  If you don’t, then a new discount offered at Eva Restaurant in Los Angeles will help you find out.The new policy offers 5 percent off the total bil…

Plane Hits Los Angeles Neighborhood; One Dead

Plane Hits Los Angeles Neighborhood; One Dead

ABC News(LOS ANGELES) — A small plane crashed into the Los Angeles neighborhood of Westwood Friday evening, leaving smoldering airplane wreckage in a corner yard and at least one dead.The Los Angeles Fire Department reported one person dead at the sce…

California Man in Custody After Meth Found in Fake Snickers Bars

California Man in Custody After Meth Found in Fake Snickers Bars

Photodisc/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — A California man is in custody after authorities said they found $250,000-worth of meth hidden inside 45 individually-wrapped candy bars in his checked bags.Rogelio Mauricio Harris, 34, was arrested …

Los Angeles City Attorney Calls US Bank ‘Slumlord’

Los Angeles City Attorney Calls US Bank ‘Slumlord’

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — “This case concerns defendant U.S. Bank National Association, a national bank that has become one of the largest slumlords in the City of Los Angeles,” begins a lawsuit brought by the L.A. city attorney’s office.T…

Los Angeles County Approves Construction of a Massive Solar Site

Los Angeles County Approves Construction of a Massive Solar Site

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — After resolving a code conflict dealing with certification and health and safety requirements, the public works department, First Solar Inc. has restarted their August 2011 construction of a solar power plant a…

Rodney King Case Changed Perceptions of Police Brutality

Rodney King Case Changed Perceptions of Police Brutality

Jerod Harris/WireImage(NEW YORK) — Twenty years after Rodney King pleaded for blacks and whites to “get along,” cases like the killing of black Florida teen Trayvon Martin prove that the lessons of King’s brutal beating at the hands of Los Angeles pol…

Rodney King Dead: Victim in 1991 LAPD Police Brutality Case, Has Died

Rodney King Dead: Victim in 1991 LAPD Police Brutality Case, Has Died

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(NEW YORK) –  Rodney King, the man who was at the center of the Los Angeles police brutality case that later sparked the Los Angeles riots has died. He was 47. Suzanne Wickman, a representative for King confirmed to …

US Commerce Secretary John Bryson Taking Medical Leave of Absence

US Commerce Secretary John Bryson Taking Medical Leave of Absence

Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Secretary of Commerce John Bryson is taking a medical leave of absence after a bizarre series of car accidents over the weekend in Los Angeles left him unconscious behind the wheel, and he was cited by pol…

Internal Organs Reportedly Found on Los Angeles Sidewalk

Internal Organs Reportedly Found on Los Angeles Sidewalk

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — An investigation is trying to determine whether what appear to be internal organs found on a Los Angeles County sidewalk are actually lungs and where they came from.The discovery was made on the sidewalk at 8:30 p…

Did Accused Canadian Cannibal Strike in Hollywood?

Did Accused Canadian Cannibal Strike in Hollywood?

Montreal Police(LOS ANGELES) — Los Angeles police are in contact with Canadian authorities to determine if Luka Magnotta, suspected in the murder and cannibalism of his gay lover, was also involved in a gruesome decapitation in Hollywood earlier this …

LA Detective Attempts to Top Guinness World Record on Ferris Wheel

LA Detective Attempts to Top Guinness World Record on Ferris Wheel

Handout/Pacific Park on The Santa Monica Pier(LOS ANGELES) — Veteran LAPD detective Gus Martinez boarded the Ferris wheel at California’s Santa Monica Pier Thursday morning, and is now attempting to break a Guinness World Record by riding on a F…

20th Century Fox Executive Missing; Son Uses Twitter to Spread Word

20th Century Fox Executive Missing; Son Uses Twitter to Spread Word

Siri Stafford/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — Authorities in Los Angeles are seeking the public’s help in the search for a 20th Century Fox distribution executive and former UCLA basketball player, Gavin Smith, who disappeared last week.Smith, 57, was…

Lindsay Lohan’s Hit-and-Run Case Headed to LA’s DA Office

Lindsay Lohan’s Hit-and-Run Case Headed to LA’s DA Office

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Lindsay Lohan’s alleged hit-and-run while leaving a Hollywood nightclub in March will be examined by Los Angeles prosecutors.TMZ.com reports the L.A. police will send the case to the Los Angeles County Dis…

‘May Day’ Protesters Rally From Coast to Coast

‘May Day’ Protesters Rally From Coast to Coast

EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/GettyImages(NEW YORK) — Police detained at least six people in New York as Occupy demonstrators and labor and immigration activists participated in “May Day” protests across the country on Tuesday. Protest organizers said they inte…

Jessica Simpson Gives Birth to Baby Girl

Jessica Simpson Gives Birth to Baby Girl

ABC/RANDY HOLMES(LOS ANGELES) — Jessica Simpson welcomed her first child on Tuesday.  Simpson posted the announcement on her official website, writing “Eric and I are elated to announce the birth of our baby girl, Maxwell Drew Johnson.  9 l…

‘Teardrop Rapist’ Linked to First Attack in Five Years

‘Teardrop Rapist’ Linked to First Attack in Five Years

Los Angeles Police Department(LOS ANGELES) — A serial rapist in Los Angeles known for a teardrop tattoo and distinct mode of operation has attacked a 28th victim after a five-year hiatus.Authorities in Los Angeles are on the hunt for the “teardrop rap…

LA-Area Little League Rejects Strip Club Donation

LA-Area Little League Rejects Strip Club Donation

File photo. iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — Apparently having a patron in “The Best Gentleman’s Club near LAX” was a bit too much for a Los Angeles-based Little League, which decided to decline a $1,200 donation from the Jet St…

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