| Oct 30, 2013
| 2:02 PM
If you bundled the attacks all together into one brutal event, it would have been the worst massacre since Adam Lanza walked into an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., last December.
Instead, America's latest criminal tragedy has been doled out in...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 4:43 PM
Three men involved in a fight have been identified as members of a criminal Costa Mesa street gang, officials said Monday.
Two of the three suffered stab wounds after allegedly hitting a victim with a pole-like object.
Costa Mesa police responded to a...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 5:08 PM
State and federal prosecutors have had two explanations for how Robert Long ended up dead. In the first, he was killed over a dispute with a drug dealer. In the second, he was killed because he agreed to testify against one of his co-conspirators in a...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 11:31 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — On Sunday morning, the residents of Khutsong, a township west of Johannesburg, decided they were fed up with crime and gangsters. A crowd gathered in a local stadium near the township to decide what to do about youth...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 1:09 PM
A judge denied bail today for an 18-year-old man accused in the fatal shooting of two men killed in 2012 during the NATO summit weekend in which at least a dozen others were shot and wounded.
Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil ordered Mario Gutierrez held on...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 9:25 PM
A Santa Ana police officer who fatally shot a man in the back of the head while patrolling gang territory in 2010 has been cleared of criminal wrongdoing in an inquiry that was slowed when the officer refused to talk with investigators for nearly two...
| Oct 8, 2013
Once in a while, a movie slips under your radar. For about, oh, 20 years. In 'Big-screen blind spot: Halloween,' we sit down with those 'classic' horror movies everybody but us has seen and give them the nostalgia critic treatment.
| Oct 25, 2013
| 8:02 PM
When reporters for national magazines and tourists from around the world recently began showing up on Abbot Kinney Boulevard, veteran shopkeepers saw the attention as validation that they had turned the once-desolate stretch into a hip strip.
| Oct 25, 2013
| 1:06 PM
A suspected gang member accused of firing multiple times at Los Angeles Police Department officers in Highland Park and an alleged accomplice were arrested Friday after barricading themselves in an apartment building, authorities said.
| Oct 21, 2013
| 1:14 PM
A high-ranking member of the northeast L.A.-based Avenues gang was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison for murdering one man and ordering the killing of another, federal prosecutors said.
[For the record, 5:32 p.m. PDT Oct. 21: A previous version...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 10:27 PM
A Los Angeles International Airport employee has been arrested in connection with dry-ice bomb explosions, law enforcement sources told The Times.
The suspect was identified as 28-year-old Dicarlo Bennett, according to the sources.
Public records show...