The NFL Wants Two Teams In Los Angeles

The Los Angeles stadium game is getting serious: this week, NFL owners will hear two different proposals for new stadiums in L.A. And as the Los Angeles Times revealed yesterday, each stadium would be designed to hold two different NFL teams. » 3/23/15 9:32am 3/23/15 9:32am

L.A. Police Chase Results In Live, Televised Gunfight

A man police say is suspected of kidnapping led Los Angeles officers on a chase through south L.A. before stepping out of his car and firing a handgun at cops—before taking a barrage of return fire and seeking cover. All four Los Angeles major network affiliates covered the battle live—despite policies that recommend… » 3/13/15 8:50pm 3/13/15 8:50pm

Report: AEG Throws In The Towel On Downtown L.A.'s Farmers Field

Sports and entertainment behemoth AEG has admitted defeat for one of its signature projects—Farmers Field, the proposed downtown Los Angeles NFL stadium—with the Los Angeles Times reporting that AEG “has informed city officials that it will not seek an extension of an April 17 deadline to secure a team.” AEG first… » 3/09/15 9:30pm 3/09/15 9:30pm

Madman Brings Grand Theft Auto To Life In Los Angeles

Police chases happen seemingly every day in the City of Angels, but here's a man fleeing police who wrecks his car, jumps out, and carjacks a bystander before driving away (on the wrong side of the road, naturally). He's still on the run (and in rush hour traffic). » 2/09/15 8:50pm 2/09/15 8:50pm

L.A. Police Chase Features Bonus Coverage Of Parking Lot Fight

Television viewers watching a Los Angeles-area police chase got an added bonus today when the fleeing suspect drove past a parking lot in which dudes were beating each other up. No, the chase did not happen in Temecula. » 2/05/15 8:40pm 2/05/15 8:40pm

Rams Owner Who Just Bought Land In L.A. Is Ignoring St. Louis

It appears that St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke is pulling out all the stops in an effort to terrify the city of St. Louis into believing it is about to lose its NFL team. Not only has he purchased land suitable for an NFL stadium in L.A., he's also refusing to speak to St. Louis city leaders who are trying to… » 1/08/15 9:49am 1/08/15 9:49am

Are You Lying About Where You're From? The Real Borders of Your City

Raiders Pretend To Be Interested In San Antonio

The San Antonio Raiders! That'd be weird, huh? One report says that owner Mark Davis took an exploratory visit to the city earlier this month, since the Raiders' lease in Oakland expires after this NFL season. » 7/29/14 6:44pm 7/29/14 6:44pm

Let's Crack Open the "TMZ Vault"

Buzzfeed's story about the history of TMZ quickly gets to the foundation of TMZ's power: It's often not what the gossip site does publish, but what it doesn't. Early on in the article, writer Anne Helen Petersen makes mention of the "TMZ Vault," the affectionate name for Harvey Levin's trove of scandalous,… » 7/29/14 10:22am 7/29/14 10:22am

Why Would Any Country Host the World Cup?

There should be a sense of pride and revelry overtaking the nation of Brazil, where the World Cup starts today. Yet residents in cities across the country are protesting with transit strikes and tent occupations, hoping to draw attention to the extreme costs and unfinished facilities stunting the sluggish economy. » 6/12/14 2:13pm 6/12/14 2:13pm

How 19 Giant Earthmovers Carved Dodger Stadium Out of a Mountain

They literally moved mountains to create Dodger Stadium. Between 1959 and 1962, an army of construction workers shifted eight-million cubic yards of earth and rock in the hills above downtown Los Angeles, refashioning the rugged terrain once known as the Stone Quarry Hills into a modern baseball palace. » 5/06/14 6:02pm 5/06/14 6:02pm

Sorry, Chicago—Los Angeles Was Home to the First Wrigley Field

Rams Owner Buys Stadium-Sized Site In Los Angeles

There have been so many rumors and pie-in-the-sky dreams about a Los Angeles football stadium that we won't believe it's happening until they actually cut the ribbon. But so far, nothing has come to nothing because those dreams were held by rich men hoping to lure an NFL team to L.A. This one's different. The man who… » 1/31/14 9:19am 1/31/14 9:19am

Lamar Odom Arrested For Suspected DUI

Things continue to get worse for Lamar Odom. The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Odom was arrested in Los Angeles at 3:54 a.m. Friday morning and booked on suspicion of DUI. The details are sad: » 8/30/13 11:32am 8/30/13 11:32am

KISS Is Now Supporting An Arena Football Team

For anyone wondering what the rock band KISS was up to these days, members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley have bought an Arena Football League expansion team in Los Angeles. So, everything's going well. » 8/17/13 2:38pm 8/17/13 2:38pm

No One Notices The Spurs Because No One Notices San Antonio

Here's a working barstool-grade theory as to why, during its dynastic run to four (perhaps soon five) titles since 1999, America still embraces the San Antonio Spurs with a yawn and a why are you still here? squint. This phenomenon has flustered if not baffled sports cognoscenti for years. But they play pure,… » 6/08/13 4:11pm 6/08/13 4:11pm

Steve Nash "Knows How To Rub Off A Man"

Not with speed, necessarily, but with—actually, just forget it. If you need me, I'll be in the corner giggling with my 13-year-old-sense-of-humored peers. » 3/25/13 11:28pm 3/25/13 11:28pm

Live Los Angeles Police Standoff Features Suspect Doing Whippit After…

This is amazing. A slow-speed Los Angeles car chase that began as a DUI pursuit appears to have stalled, as the suspect sits in his car, filling up balloon after balloon from a canister, then inhaling the contents. He's surrounded by police with guns drawn. » 2/01/13 2:12pm 2/01/13 2:12pm

Los Angeles Got Its Football Stadium, Now It Just Needs A Team

Reuters reported yesterday that the Los Angeles City Council approved a plan that would put a $1.2 billion football stadium in downtown L.A. called by 2016. Called "Farmer's Field", the stadium will be adjacent to the Staples Center, potentially threatening L.A. Live's status as one of our most underrated places to… » 9/29/12 6:55pm 9/29/12 6:55pm