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Idiot Street Racers Blamed For Massive Freeway Wreck That Killed Three

I’m not sure why racing on a public road full of other cars and trucks doesn’t seem like a terrible idea to people, but it is. If simple logic doesn’t get the concept across, maybe this wreck, caused by a race between a Challenger and a Charger, will. Three are dead, and the carnage of the multi-car wreck closed…

The Things You Don't See At The Olympic Marathon Trials Are The Most Interesting

I had just dragged ass into the JW Marriott in downtown Los Angeles—race headquarters for the Olympic Marathon Trials—and got in the elevator with Des Linden. She is one of, if not the, favorites in today’s race to determine the Rio team. Linden came up to my shoulder, the size of many 10-year-olds, but thinner, and…

In Application To Move To Los Angeles, Rams Shit All Over City Of St. Louis 

On the Rams’ website, it’s a simple, merciless two-sentence statement: “The St. Louis Rams informed the National Football League today that the Rams propose to relocate to the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. The relocation would be effective for the 2016 NFL League Year.” The Rams’ full application to move to…

The Story and Nightmare Emails Behind One Elite Silver Lake Preschool's Turmoil

A specter of tyranny is haunting Silver Lake, Los Angeles. At Camelot Kids, a preschool in the ultra-hip east side of the city, where parents pay $18,000 a year for their progeny to have a full-service alternative nursery school experience, this summer saw a wave of toddler purges, mass teacher firings, and public…

I Went Undercover to Find Out What It Takes to Be an Underpaid NBA Cheerleader

A Clippers Spirit cheerleader named Candace taught us our first dance routine. On all fours, we whipped our hair around. This was my favorite part. Not thinking about everything I was doing wrong, I whipped my head so vigorously that one of my extensions came loose, and I skipped toward the back of the room to fix it.…

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Alleged Taxi Thief Handing Out Money To Kids During Car Chase [UPDATE]

L.A. cops have been chasing a Prius for more than an two hours in an attempt to arrest the man they believe stole the very taxicab he’s driving. (As might be expected given the auto model, it’s a slow-speed chase.) The driver/alleged armed robber has been driving through neighborhoods as kids get out of school,…

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…