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Los Angeles Times

Armand Emamdjomeh

Writer

Armand Emamdjomeh is deputy director of Data Visualization at the Los Angeles Times. Since joining The Times in 2010, he's worked on topics from the Homicide Report to helping readers explore the surface of Mars. Originally from Baton Rouge, La., he can be seen exploring the streets of L.A. on his bicycle.

Recent Articles

  • L.A. County homicide totals in 2015 on pace with 2014

    L.A. County homicide totals in 2015 on pace with 2014

    With the city experiencing its first crime surge in more than a decade, homicides countywide are on pace with last year, according to recent data from the coroner's office. The difference is fairly small. In a county of 10 million people, homicides are up by one person compared with the same period...

  • How many people are killed in officer-involved incidents?

    The fatal shooting of a homeless man by Los Angeles police Sunday morning is once again focusing attention on officer-involved shootings. This case is getting particular scrutiny because it was captured in a dramatic video. The shooting will be investigated by the LAPD, its independent inspector...

  • Responses to building and safety complaints vary widely across L.A.

    Responses to building and safety complaints vary widely across L.A.

    When Angelenos phone the city to complain about illegal construction, trash piling up next door or other building nuisances, some parts of town have gotten a faster reaction from building inspectors than have others, a Times analysis of city data shows. The delays have been greatest in eastern...

  • Hit-and-runs between cars and bikes on the rise in L.A.

    Hit-and-runs between cars and bikes on the rise in L.A.

    Paul Livingston pressed his left arm to the pavement of Santa Monica Boulevard and slowly dragged his mangled body out of the street and onto the curb. A car had just slammed into him at a red light in Beverly Hills, throwing him from his bike. As paramedics lifted him into an ambulance, he heard...

  • Are Ferguson protesters accurate on killings by LAPD officers?

    Are Ferguson protesters accurate on killings by LAPD officers?

    As hundreds protested Tuesday outside Los Angeles Police Department headquarters, someone wrote a provocative statement in chalk in the sidewalk: "LAPD killed 1 person per week since 2000. 82% were black or brown." Have Los Angeles police officers really killed one person per week since 2000? The...

  • Darth Vader visits Joshua Tree National Park, er, Tatooine

    Darth Vader visits Joshua Tree National Park, er, Tatooine

    Catherine Lacey Dodd's son's birthday and Halloween fall around the same time of year. Earlier this month, they engaged their imaginations and their love of all things "Star Wars," and headed out to Joshua Tree National Park. "For my boys, both the visuals and score of 'Star Wars' are inextricably...

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