It's legal for a hobbyist to build a firearm in the comfort of his own home without going through a background check or registering it—but at what point does a gun become a gun?
Known alternately as "Africa" and "Cameroon," the victim of Sunday's LAPD shooting did drugs, but also maintained a deep spirituality and struggled with mental problems.
A Facebook video of the shooting quickly racked up millions of views.
We talked to the creator of the fighting style about the responsibility that comes with teaching people how to defend yourself with a knife.
In California, if you tell a medical professional you've checked out underage nudes, they're required to report you to the police.
Tattoos in the 80s were still somewhat unique to alternative lifestyles.
One inmate says that prison gangs and even guards team up to assault and sometimes kill sex offenders.
Wiener Records, an offshoot of garage rock label Burger Records, is allowing anyone with a couple hundred bucks to get a record deal.
Ian Marks is a 23-year-old celebrity jeweler with nearly 40,000 followers on Instagram, hundreds of thousands of dollars in sales, and his own reality YouTube series. He also says he's a god.
Iggy Azalea became the butt of many jokes this week when she ranted on Twitter about a Papa John's pizza delivery guy giving out her phone number, but her pizza feud exposes serious privacy issues.
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Belgian cartoonist Jana Vasiljevic paints strange and funny scenes of Doom, Windows 99, and bubblegum romance.
There's gang violence on the same street corners where gentrifiers are paying thousands of dollars in rent.
Paños are proof that even the most hardened criminals make their mothers hand-drawn cards on Mother's Day.
He broke down how much the devices cost, their availability, how they get in, what they're being used for, and the consequences of getting caught with one.
Back in the 1980s, David Leventhal rented out a robot named Casanova to Hollywood parties, but today the bot is rusting away in Agua Dulce, an isolated town north of Los Angeles.
Adelanto is a desert town with 30,000 people, three incarceration facilities, and no McDonald's.
In the first episode of our new show, California Soul, we head out to California's drought-ravaged towns and see what people are doing to carry on.
We talked to internet pot dealers about the allure of the dark web and the problems with cannabis regulation in the emerging weed economy.
Criticizing foie gras is easy, since it's fancy-people food that also tastes like cat food.
Obamacare loopholes are making it easy for big business to continue screwing employees when it comes to basic medical care.
If you die in Los Angeles and nobody cares enough about you to claim your body—or can't pay the fees to do so—you wind up at the LA County Crematorium Cemetery.
Our police aren't always as racist as we thought, wealthy Westsiders are responsible for our whooping cough epidemic, and there are apparently ways to get around town besides driving. Oh, and the Lakers still suck.
A guide tour through the largest, strangest, and most cluttered collection of bunny paraphernalia ever assembled.
Drug smuggling is surging at many California county jails thanks in part to gang members getting pinched on purpose for minor offenses so they can take part in the lucrative contraband trade.