Los Angeles

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Who’s Been Killing the Feral Peacocks of Palos Verdes?

A case of peafowl dividing a neighborhood.

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The Deputy Who Disappeared

In 1998, a cop named Jon Aujay went for a run in the desert. He never came back. The department decided it was suicide, but that is not the only theory.

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When Is A Rescuer A Hoarder?

The life of Kimi Peck, a former screenwriter, once married to Gregory Peck’s son, who turned to “saving” stray dogs.

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Under the Skin

A West Hollywood aesthetician made headlines after allegedly trying to have a business rival killed. But the real story, involving ongoing harassment and a member of the so-called Bling Ring, may be more complicated.

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A Mobster, a Murder, and a Moll with a Secret

Nearly 70 years after Bugsy Siegel’s unsolved murder in Beverly Hills, a family finally comes forward: they know who did it.

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Casualties of War

A couple’s only son is killed in Iraq.

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Escape from Cuba

Yasiel Puig’s journey to the Dodgers.

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The Hugo Problem

The downfall of Hugo Schwyzer, feminist.

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Downfall

The undoing of Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, who resigned in January amidst multiple swirling scandals.

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The Secret Life of Johnny Lewis

A murder involving the late actor leaves unanswered questions.

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Ghost Cat

On the mountain lions of Los Angeles.

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Freeway Rick Is Dreaming

A profile of legendary L.A. crack dealer Freeway Rick Ross, now out of jail and trying to sell everything from weaves to his own biopic, written by a journalist who has known him for decades.