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  • Reputed MS-13 gang members arrested in food-truck extortion racket

     
    A grand jury indictment was scheduled to be unsealed Monday for about two dozen reputed members of the notorious MS-13 gang in connection with a violent extortion racket that targeted food-truck operators. The victims of the alleged organized shakedown...
  • Notorious gang extorted food truck operators, prosecutors allege

     
    At least 20 reputed members of one of Los Angeles’ most notorious gangs have been indicted in connection with a violent extortion racket that targeted food truck operators in the Hollywood area over at least five years, according to state......
  • Sheriff probes snafu that sent reputed gang members to wrong court

     
    Los Angeles County Sheriff's are investigating a snafu that sent a dozen reputed MS-13 gang members charged by a grand jury with extorting food truck operators to the wrong courthouse and a downtown jail facility before their after-hours arraignment...
  • Fed crackdown shows MS-13 gang is real threat, experts said

     
    The decision last week by federal authorities to classify the Mara Salvatrucha MS-13 gang as a “transnational criminal organization" has some experts hoping the move will put the gang on the run....
  • U.S labels MS-13 street gang ‘criminal organization’

     
    The Obama administration has labeled a violent Central American street gang as an international criminal organization subject to U.S. government sanctions, the first time this designation has been given to such a group....
  • Feds seek to dismiss charges against anti-gang leader Alex Sanchez

     
    The U.S. Attorney's Office has filed a motion to dismiss racketeering and conspiracy to commit murder charges against a nationally recognized anti-gang leader named in a 2009 federal indictment targeting several gang members involved in multiple slayings,...
  • Jefferson Airplane drummer Joey Covington killed in car crash

    Jefferson Airplane drummer Joey Covington killed in car crash
    Jefferson Airplane drummer Joey Covington was killed in a single-car crash in Palm Springs on Tuesday afternoon, officials said. Covington, 67, a Palm Springs resident, was driving alone when his coupe left the road at a curve in South Belardo Road...
  • Valentine's Day arrest didn't stop this Casanova, police say

    Valentine's Day arrest didn't stop this Casanova, police say
    A Santa Clarita man is using the allure of fancy job titles and elaborate personal stories to seduce women then steal from them, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials say. Authorities are seeking women who have come across Jeffrey Elvington, 39,...
  • U.S. moves to freeze assets of 6 Mara Salvatrucha leaders

    U.S. moves to freeze assets of 6 Mara Salvatrucha leaders
    Federal authorities on Wednesday designated six reputed members of the notorious Mara Salvatrucha street gang, which was founded in Los Angeles, as leaders of a transnational criminal organization. The designation by the U.S. Department of the...
  • ADDICTION

    ADDICTION Enrique, now 15, gathers his clothing and goes to his maternal grandmother. "Can I stay here?" he asks. This had been his first home, the small stucco house where he and Lourdes lived until Lourdes stepped off the front porch and left. His...
  • 'It's Like You're Climbing Everest'

    'It's Like You're Climbing Everest'
    Isaac Castillo watched uneasily as a pack of 15 boys streamed out of a Van Nuys McDonald's. They paraded across Balboa Boulevard, ignoring four lanes of traffic. Isaac and four of his friends headed toward their car in the Del Taco parking lot. The other...
  • From the archives: Gangs find fresh turf in Salvador

    From the archives: Gangs find fresh turf in Salvador
    The teen-agers crowding at the edge of the central plaza flash hand signs, share a marijuana joint and swap stories of the previous night's exploits. Dressed in baggy pants, their arms and chests covered with tattoos, their hair slicked back, they speak a...