Ghost hunters dig the City of Angels

Whether you believe in ghosts or not, hunting for the haunted has become big business.  Ghost hunters swear Los Angeles is as spirit rich as any other place  and some people will pay specialists to find, speak and maybe chase away the paranormal from their home.  One night, I met Rob Wlodarski, an archeologist and self-proclaimed ghost... Continue Reading →

Highway surgeons of the 405

In Los Angeles, the San Diego (405) Freeway is a major transit artery of misery,  clogged with 300,000 motorists  plodding their way to and from the San Fernando Valley and L.A.'s Westside almost each day.  But a  major expansion project that includes the Sepulveda Pass will help alleviate some of the pain, Metro officials say. And most of the work... Continue Reading →

Hollywood’s homeless youth

Hollywood still lures the young to its streets, hoping for fame. But it also shelters youth on the run, those who can't live at home, or else never had a stable place to call home during childhood.  I spent a night with an outreach team from the non profit organization Covenant House for this story (Daily News,... Continue Reading →

Sheriffs patrol L.A.’s underworld

For many of us in Los Angeles, our subway system still is an unknown world of tunnels and connections from one line to the other.  But it's a great way to get to Hollywood,  Union Station, and Staples Center.  One night,  I hung out with an undercover crew from the Sheriff's Department. Their job is... Continue Reading →

Dodger blues

My beloved Dodgers have all but crumbled this year, but I had the pleasure of covering and writing about opening day in Chavez Ravine for my story(Daily News, April 14, 2010).  It was the first time I saw Manny Ramirez hit a homerun.   I returned to Dodger Stadium later in the season to write  about the  after hours team that... Continue Reading →

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