All Blogs / Local Interest / United States / Los Angeles / Popular

Holiday travelers be warned: Huge snowstorm coming to Sierra Nevada

Nearly 20 inches of snow could fall on the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite National Park to north of Lake Tahoe this week.  Drivers could find blocked and buried mountain passes this Thanksgiving holiday, authorities warned. A massive storm, reaching across about half of the state, is expected to move...

Man Imprisoned 16 Years For Rapes Possibly Committed By Serial Rapist

After one man spent 16 years in prison for three sexual assaults, DNA evidence has instead linked the attacks to the Teardrop Rapist instead. [ more › ]

Who is L.A.'s infamous 'teardrop' rapist? And when will he be caught?

It's one of the Los Angeles Police Department's most frustrating cases. Since 1996, women in a swath of Los Angeles between Hollywood and South L.A. have been attacked by a man with a teardrop tatoo on his face. The first known attack occurred in April 1996. From then to June 2003, he struck more...

The End Of America: People Have Lined Up For Black Friday Sales Since Last Week

People are already camping out for Black Friday sales in SoCal, with some who have lined up since last week. [ more › ]

UCLA grad student killed in avalanche in California wilderness

The body of a UCLA graduate student who went missing earlier this month was found dead Saturday, buried in snow after an avalanche came crashing down in the John Muir Wilderness. Search-and-rescue crews used sonar technology to find Michael David Meyers, 25, under the 60- to 70-foot-long avalanche...

Top Fitness Trends for 2016: Does Your Favorite Make the List?

Is your favorite fitness routine falling flat or trending up? Based on a few surveys, I've got the "official" news on what's hot and what's not for 2016. First let's get our semantics straight. This list is about trends, not fads. The difference being that a fad is a phenomenon that blows up quickly, lasts only for a short time, then, fades away. Show More Summary

Fatal Marine Osprey crash in Hawaii blamed on landing amid dust

The crash of a Marine aircraft in Hawaii that killed two Marines from a Camp Pendleton unit and injured 20 others was caused when the pilots attempted a landing during a "severe brownout condition" with the air thick with dust and sand, according to the Marine Corps. The MV-22 Osprey crashed May...

Metro Train Derails After Crashing Into Car On Tracks

At least one person was injured when a Metro train derailed after colliding with a car this morning. [ more › ]

Monday news and notes

New manager for the Dodgers. Growth politics in LA. Women in Hollywood. Lots and lots of media notes. And more.

Two Brothers Shot And Killed While Playing Basketball In Neighborhood Park

"Their kids are waiting to see their dads come home and that's not going to happen." [ more › ]

Metro Blue Line train derails after striking car on tracks in Compton

A Metro light rail train derailed Monday morning after striking a car on the tracks near Compton, sheriff’s officials said. The Blue Line train collided with the car about 7:30 a.m. at 119th Street and Willowbrook Avenue, said Ramon Montenegro, a spokesman of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s...

Man vandalizing freeway hit by car in Santa Ana, CHP says

A man suspected of vandalizing the center divider of an Orange County freeway suffered major injuries early Sunday after he was struck by a passing truck, officials said. Juan Espinoza and another man were seen vandalizing the center divider of the southbound California 55 just south of Chapman...

When Will We Take Pedestrian Safety Seriously: On the Loss of Pippa

In the Midst of Trauma. I've been trying to find something to compare the horror that I feel; some other life experiences people go through that tear their souls out, that rip their heart literally out of their chest so they simply don't want to live. Show More Summary

Teen charged in slaying of Downey officer faces arraignment

A 16-year-old boy charged with fatally shooting a Downey police officer in a botched robbery attempt last week is expected to appear in a Los Angeles courtroom Monday. Abel Diaz of Bellflower is scheduled to be arraigned on a murder charge in connection with Officer Ricardo Galvez’s death, according...

Movieland Mystery Photo

For Monday, we have a mystery guest with a turban. Please note: I an undergoing cataract surgery this week, so there may be no posts in the next few days.

Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: ‘Weegee, Weegee, Tell Me Do’

“Weegee, Weegee, Tell Me Do,” courtesy of Mary Mallory.   What we know as the game of Ouija evolved out of spiritualism practices into a major fad of the early twentieth century. While some denounced it as a form of … Continue readi...

Man who spent 16 years behind bars expected to be exonerated of rape charges

A Los Angeles County judge on Monday is expected to order the release of a man who has spent 16 years behind bars for three sexual assaults that his attorneys say were committed by a serial rapist still on the loose. DNA tests last year on evidence from one of the attacks excluded Luis Lorenzo...

Charges dropped against Jasmyne Cannick a year later

Cannick was arrested by the LAPD while covering a Ferguson protest in DTLA as a reporter last November.

LA's year really has been warm

This weekend's unseasonably high temperatures cinched a new record for 2015, breaking a mark that had stood for awhile.

Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC