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  • Venice high school sex allegations not so clear-cut

    Venice high school sex allegations not so clear-cut

    Nearly a week since the high-profile arrests of Venice High School students on sex crime allegations, authorities acknowledged Wednesday that they are still trying to sort out exactly what happened and that no criminal charges have been brought against any of the students.Los Angeles police have...

  • Venice High stunned by sexual allegations against 14 male students

    Venice High stunned by sexual allegations against 14 male students

    Students and parents were stunned and upset by allegations that 14 Venice High School students allegedly took part in sex crimes dating back more than a year. Ten teenage boys were arrested Friday; all but two on campus. Los Angeles police were trying to locate four others, three days after the...

  • Uber driver investigated after alleged sexual assault in Mar Vista

    Uber driver investigated after alleged sexual assault in Mar Vista

    An Uber driver is under investigation after a woman reported that she was sexually assaulted in Mar Vista, police said Tuesday. The woman was waiting for a ride between 10:30 and 11:30 p.m. Saturday when the driver pulled next to her near Palms Boulevard and Beethoven Street, LAPD Det. Kimberly...

  • City attorney files lawsuit to block Mar Vista pot shop

    City attorney files lawsuit to block Mar Vista pot shop

    After an outcry from Mar Vista residents and a strongly worded warning from Councilman Mike Bonin, the Los Angeles city attorney’s office has filed a lawsuit against a proposed medical marijuana dispensary before it was slated to begin operations. The planned dispensary was to open at 3472 S. Centinela...

  • Student's dry-ice science experiment explodes; school evacuated

    Student's dry-ice science experiment explodes; school evacuated

    A science experiment went awry Wednesday when it set off two dry-ice explosions at a Mar Vista middle school, prompting an evacuation and causing a student and an LAPD bomb technician to suffer minor injuries. A student had brought a couple of pieces of dry ice to Mark Twain Middle School for a...

  • Upscale Mar Vista isn't rolling with pot shop

    Upscale Mar Vista isn't rolling with pot shop

    Many residents approve of marijuana but oppose the new Highland Park Patient Collective on traffic and public safety grounds.

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