Julie Shemitz, an assistant U.S. attorney, prosecuted a case in which a man who ran a medical marijuana dispensary was accused of using the North Hollywood shop as a front to sell large quantities of pot to other distributors in Los Angeles and to street dealers on the East Coast.
When Boko Haram invaded her village last year, the Islamist extremists burned the churches, destroyed Bibles and photographs and forced Hamatu Juwanda to renounce Christianity.
Meet the wide-eyed L.A. explorers behind Five Every Day, an app that tells users five new things to do in the city every day.
Norman Starks, the anti-hero of Owens Valley, greeted a stranger at his door with something like a defiant haiku.
In a small, utilitarian office in Glendale, Ron Henderson methodically jotted down equations for Isaac Newton's Three Laws of Motion on a whiteboard next to his desk.
Before easing into a conversation about his new album with the Heartbreakers, "Hypnotic Eye," the longtime Malibu beach-dweller Tom Petty has a score to settle. It's in response to an old Times survey of Los Angeles' most enduring rock bands. Specifically: He and the Heartbreakers shouldn't have been disqualified because of his north Florida roots. "We're an L.A. band," says Petty with a good-natured but emphatic tone, puffing on a vapor pen while lounging in his home studio. The Heartbreakers were birthed in this city, he adds. "We're certainly as L.A. as the Springfield were, or the Byrds," he says, then geekily lists Buffalo...