February 25, 2011 Exit Through the Gift Shop, a documentary by secretive street artist Banksy, is up for an Academy Award on Sunday night. Whether he's campaigning for the award, and what might happen if he wins it, depends on whom you ask.
February 8, 2011 Southern California is a food lover's paradise — unless you live in a poor neighborhood and have no car. But that's the reality for residents of a community in East Los Angeles where the nearest supermarket is miles away. Some residents are speaking out in the hopes of attracting more healthful food options.
January 24, 2011 The FAA spelled out some near-catastrophic cases where pilots have been blinded during critical takeoffs and landings by people with lasers. The readily available, hand-held devices have been used to project blinding beams of light into the cockpits of commercial airliners, police helicopters and military aircraft.
January 18, 2011 The Los Angeles Police Department is asking all of its gang and narcotics officers to reveal information about their bank accounts, mortgages and credit cards in hopes of sussing out investigators on the take. Many officers say they would rather be reassigned than open their books to the LAPD.
January 6, 2011 The decrease is part of a nationwide trend of decade-long declines in homicides. Among the theories about Los Angeles' success: Police have new crime-predicting tools and better community relations; sentences are stricter; and the crack cocaine wars aren't as lethal as they were in the 1990s.
December 3, 2010 This year, Sanrio celebrates its 50th anniversary. One expert says the Japanese company that created Hello Kitty has lasted because of its winning formula: cute and kitschy. Now, a new generation of artists is reinterpreting Sanrio's iconic images.
November 27, 2010 The U.S. Postal Service is losing billions and is considering whether to drop Saturday delivery. The idea falls flat with some, who point to people who rely on checks and prescriptions that could arrive on Saturday. But with UPS and FedEx serving our mail needs, do we need the post office at all?
October 25, 2010 The ballot measure that would legalize recreational pot in California — Proposition 19 — is prompting some unpredictable responses statewide. Some marijuana growers oppose legalization, while some police officers and mothers support it.
September 28, 2010 In April, Los Angeles police began cracking down on clinics that weren't legally registered with the city. Now the city attorney is suing many of those still operating, but there are at least 35 countersuits challenging L.A.'s regulations.
September 13, 2010 The suave singer is synonymous with tango. Gardel revolutionized the style of music and brought it from the underground dance salons to the mainstream. Though he died more than 75 years ago, his recordings continue to leave a lasting impact on tango musicians and enthusiasts around the world.
September 10, 2010 Los Angeles authorities have unveiled a new high-tech device designed to get rowdy inmates in line: a mechanism that blasts millimeter beams that simulate intense heat. But the ACLU sent a letter to the L.A. sheriff asking him to reconsider what it says could be a torture device.