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Christopher Dorner's former girlfriend described the police officer-turned-fugitive as a "severely and emotionally disturbed person" in court documents filed after they broke up 2006. Ariana Williams' claims are part of the documents in a restraining order that Dorner was seeking.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2013 at L.A. NOW
As the nation commemorates the 71st anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor on Friday, local history enthusiasts are focused on a little piece of history near the Crescenta Valley where thousands of Japanese Americans and others were held for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2012 at L.A. NOW
The summer swim season is long over, but some of the city lifeguards in El Monte fired for spoofing a hugely popular Korean pop video finally got their jobs back -- only to resign immediately. City officials fired 13 lifeguards... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2012 at L.A. NOW
Two Marines are suspected of shooting at downtown Laguna Beach businesses and vehicles – including one in which a woman was sleeping, authorities said. Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2012 at L.A. NOW
When he found out the space shuttle Endeavour would be driven through L.A., John Olson decided it would be the perfect chance to break out his favorite camera and get the perfect shot. What the 64-year-old self-described "space kid" didn't account for was the massive crowd that would accompany him. Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2012 at L.A. NOW
Chris Wade started his Friday feeding the sharks and the stingrays in the 188,000-gallon display tank at the California Science Center. By lunchtime, he’d waded into a different environment -- the thick mob of spectators lining the streets as the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2012 at L.A. NOW
The police chief who was ousted after it was revealed that he and other city leaders in Bell were drawing enormous salaries has sued his former employers for severance pay. Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2012 at L.A. NOW
A Newport Beach Police Department recruiting video portraying officers scaling walls, shooting guns and letting loose vicious dogs went viral after being mocked by news websites such as the Huffington Post and The Agitator. Uploaded in 2008, the video is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2012 at L.A. NOW
Beaches across the nation continue to be fouled by sewage and storm water pollution that puts swimmers at risk of getting sick, according to a report by an environmental group. Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2012 at L.A. NOW
Having already dramatically cut the pensions of Bell’s two former top officials, the state retirement system has sliced their retirement checks further, ruling they are not entitled to five years' worth of credit they bought for themselves with city funds.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2012 at L.A. NOW
Octomom Nadya Suleman's home is set to hit the auction block Monday morning. Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2012 at L.A. NOW
A crew from the Pacific Marine Mammal Center has been dispatched in an effort to help rescue a whale that may have become tangled in a line off the coast of Laguna Beach. It would mark the third whale rescue... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2012 at L.A. NOW
Commuters are being warned to stay away from the heavily-traveled 60 Freeway east of downtown Los Angeles after a tak truck exploded in Montebello. The stretch of freeway is likely to be closed until Thursday as authorities cleared the charred... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2011 at L.A. NOW
A Santa Ana gang member known on the streets as "Slugger" was convicted Monday of beating a rival gang member to death with a baseball bat and stabbing him in the chest. Mark Anthony Figueroa, 31, of Fullerton was found... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2011 at L.A. NOW
Oakland police were responding Thursday evening to reports of shots fired and a person down at the Occupy Oakland area near downtown. It was unclear whether anyone was actually injured, the department said. Officers were swarming the scene. PHOTOS: Occupy... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2011 at L.A. NOW
A defense attorney for Michael Jackson’s personal physician told jurors Thursday that his client would never have been put on trial were it not for the pop star’s celebrity. “Somebody’s got to say it: If it were anybody else but... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2011 at L.A. NOW
A prosecutor told jurors in the trial of Michael Jackson's personal physician that the doctor's own account in a police interview was filled with lies about the moments leading up to the singer's death. Dr. Conrad Murray submitted to the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2011 at L.A. NOW
A national gay rights group says that Ventura County prosecutors should do the “just and merciful thing” and reach a plea deal with Brandon McInerney for fatally shooting a gay middle-school student rather than trying him a second time. Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2011 at L.A. NOW
Scientist killed, second injured in lab explosion Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2011 at L.A. NOW
Under the California Marine Life Protection Act, fishing will be banned or restricted in 49 marine protected areas to protect sea life and replenish depleted fish populations. Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2011 at Greenspace
Here's how the end of 'Carmageddon' is playing out in the social media universe. Some people are mourning the reopening of the 405. [View the story "Carmageddon: So in the end, nothing really happened" on Storify] Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2011 at L.A. NOW
A longtime Orange County judge accused of waiving traffic fines for friends, co-workers and even his minister has been ordered to appear before a statewide judicial panel that could recommend his removal from office. The hearing will examine a series... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2011 at L.A. NOW
Six current or former Bell City Council members were ordered Wednesday to stand trial on felony charges that they drew extraordinary salaries for serving on boards and commissions that met so rarely that one elected official testified that he wasn’t... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2011 at L.A. NOW
Steve Marble is now following Pete Thomas
Jun 11, 2010