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  • 'Bash mob' is a no-show in Long Beach, but police remain on alert

    'Bash mob' is a no-show in Long Beach, but police remain on alert
    Law enforcement officers across the Southland continued to be on alert Friday for signs of roving groups of vandals like the one that struck Hollywood on Tuesday night, even as one such “bash mob” failed to materialize in Long Beach....
  • After Trayvon, where's outrage over black-on-black violence?

    After Trayvon, where's outrage over black-on-black violence?
    On the last day of the annual NAACP convention last week, the Rev. Al Sharpton stepped to the mic. "We cannot have our sons' and daughters' lives on the line for anybody who wants to pursue them, follow them and kill them — and say it's in self-...
  • SMASH USC teaches science and technology to disadvantaged students

    On a recent Tuesday, the leader of the French Toast Mafia looked harmless. She wore a lime-green shirt featuring Carlton from "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and her mafia "thugs" were 17 smiling high schoolers in slacks and black polos. But she does want...
  • Want exciting mayoral news? Don't look to Los Angeles

    Want exciting mayoral news? Don't look to Los Angeles
    Wait a second: Didn’t we just elect a new L.A. mayor? Anyone seen or heard from him? Anyone? OK, yes, I know that Eric Garcetti is now mayor of Los Angeles. Replaced that Villaraigosa guy. Took office July 1; spent his first day “sitting...
  • Uruguay takes key step toward legalizing marijuana

    BUENOS AIRES -- Uruguay appears likely to become the first Latin American country to legalize marijuana after its lower house of Congress approved a bill to regulate and sanction the consumption of pot. Uruguay’s upper house, the Senate, still...
  • Wife, 58, busted in plot to smuggle drugs into jail for hubby, 32

    Wife, 58, busted in plot to smuggle drugs into jail for hubby, 32
    Here's a couple that went from being love birds to jail birds. At least they're together in the same jail. Danny Lee Fletcher, 32 and Cynthia Leah Fletcher, 58, both of Ocala, along with Marcus Brody Hilton, 34 of Newberry, are currently behind bars,...
  • DVD Review: Cannes winner 'Reality' is a bitter pill

    DVD Review: Cannes winner 'Reality' is a bitter pill
    Young Italian director Matteo Garrone became known in the U.S. when "Gomorrah" — his sprawling 2008 look at contemporary organized crime in Naples — won the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes and was selected as Italy's official Oscar entry. He won...
  • Film Review: Amoral universe in '2 Guns' and 'Drug War'

    Film Review: Amoral universe in '2 Guns' and 'Drug War'
    In "2 Guns," Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg play a duo of low-level minions for drug lord Papi (Edward James Olmos). Or more accurately they play two guys playing low-level minions. That is, Bobby (Washington) and Stig (Wahlberg) both work for law...
  • 'We're the Millers': Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis on twisted road

    'We're the Millers': Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis on twisted road
    NEW YORK — When Jennifer Aniston heard last month that Jason Sudeikis was exiting "Saturday Night Live," she sent the comic actor a text. "So sad you're leaving — selfishly — but good for you. An enormous life awaits," she wrote. Her...
  • Review: 'We're the Millers' can't fake the laughs

    Let's start with the story behind "We're the Millers," the new comedy starring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis. The writers of the very funny "Wedding Crashers," Bob Fisher and Steve Faber, came up with the idea and wrote the first drafts of "The...
  • Gang leader Tavon White pleads guilty in jail scheme

    Gang leader Tavon White pleads guilty in jail scheme
    The Black Guerrilla Family gang leader at the center of a corruption scandal in the Baltimore City Detention Center pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal racketeering conspiracy charges, then admitted to the state's allegations of attempted murder that...