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Summary: The biggest cases demand the best cops, so when a little girl goes missing or a Homeland Security official takes a long drive off a short cliff or a '90s serial killer revives his career in the 21st century, the LAPD knows to call Brenda Johnson and her crack team from the Priority Homicide Division.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Warner Home Video 2008

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV CLO

Summary: His picture is on magazine covers, his name in lights. Ex-con artist and gangster Dan Quigley is "doing all right in this movie racket," a big man in Hollywood. But if his criminal past resurfaces, he could end up in the big house.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Turner Entertainment Co. 2008

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Summary: A group of lesbian and bisexual women experience life in Los Angeles.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Showtime Entertainment 2004

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV L

Summary: A tough, CIA-trained detective with Southern charm has been brought from Atlanta to Los Angeles to head up the Priority Murder Squad, a special unit of the LAPD that handles sensitive, high-profile murder cases. With her offbeat personality, a tough-as-nails approach and a track record as one of the country's leading investigators, Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson is a force to reckon with.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Warner Home Video 2007

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV CLO

Summary: FBI Special Agent Don Eppes recruits his mathematically gifted brother, Charlie, to help the Bureau solve a wide range of challenging crimes in Los Angeles. Don is assisted by fellow agents Megan Reeves, David Sinclair, and Colby Granger, while Charlie finds insight and encouragement from a co-worker, Dr. Larry Fleinhardt, and Amita Ramnjuan, Charlie's former grad student.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount Home Entertainment 2007

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Summary: FBI agent Don Eppes couldn't be more different from his younger brother, Charlie, a brilliant math professor at a California university. Don deals in hard facts and evidence, Charlie thrives in a world of mathematical probability and equations. Don and Charlie often combine their areas of expertise to solve a wide range of challenging crimes in Los Angeles.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount Home Entertainment 2006

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD NUM

Summary: Set in a future world where America has lost the war on drugs, an L.A. undercover agents change their faces along with their identities. One officer's liberal ingestion of the drug "Substance D" causes him to develop a split personality, a notorious drug dealer. Along with his superior officers, the police set up an elaborate scheme to catch his drug dealer alter-ego and tear down his...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2006

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1 available in Staff Picks, Call number: DVD SCI-FI SCA

Hahn, Emanuel

Summary: "A successful self-published project, now in a new and expanded trade package, Koreatown Dreaming offers readers an intimate look into the lives of shopkeepers and small business owners in Los Angeles Koreatown. A touching homage to Korean immigrants everywhere, this book will resonate with the growing audience of people interested in Korean culture"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Running Press 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 979.4 HAH

Summary: Documentary about a gang of kids who virtually revolutionized skateboarding with an aggressive style, awe-inspiring moves and street smarts, and in the process, transformed youth culture forever. Captures the rise of the Zephyr skateboarding team from Venice's Dogtown, a tough "locals only" beach with a legacy of outlaw surfing, who used abandoned swimming pools to sharpen their skills.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2005

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Summary: Sean Archer is a tough and rugged FBI Agent. He is still grieving for his dead son, Michael. Archer believes that his son's killer is now his sworn enemy and happens to be the very powerful criminal, Castor Troy. Archer corners Castor. Their fight knocks Troy out cold. Archer finds out that Troy has planted a bomb that will destroy the entire city of Los Angeles and all of its inhabitants. The...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount Home Entertainment 2007

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2 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE FAC

Summary: Mick St. John is a private investigator 'living' in Los Angeles. Mick's bride turned him into a vampire on the couple's wedding night fifty-five years earlier. In the present day, he struggles with his love for a mortal woman, his dealings with other vampires and other criminal elements.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Warner Home Video 2009

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD MOO

Orlean, Susan

Summary: Susan Orlean re-opens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history, and delivers a dazzling love letter to the beloved institution of libraries.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Audioworks, imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio 2018

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 027 ORL

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2 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 027 ORL

Summary: O2 is an ex-con who is trying to go straight. His life takes a deadly turn when his son gets kidnapped in a carjacking and held for ransom by a ruthless druglord. With a street-smart hustler as his partner and his shady cousin along for the ride, O2 races through the violent streets of Los Angeles in a desperate attempt to outsmart rival gangs and save his son.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Focus Features 2006

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD WAI

Summary: Jonathan Gold pulls back the curtain on the perceived superficiality of Los Angeles to show viewers a genuine and vibrant world where ethnic cooking is a kaleidoscopic doorway to the mysteries of an unwieldy city and the soul of America.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF CIT

Summary: A group of lesbian and bisexual women experience life in Los Angeles.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2007

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV L

Summary: The fourteen-acre community garden at 41st and Alameda in South Central Los Angeles is the largest of its kind in the United States. Started as a form of healing after the devastating L.A. riots in 1992, the South Central Farmers have since created a miracle in one of the country's most blighted neighborhoods. Growing their own food. Feeding their families. Creating a community. But now,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Oscilloscope Pictures 2009

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC GAR
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF GAR

Summary: As Major Crimes enters its third season, Captain Sharon Raydor continues to lead her elite team of investigators in pursuit of L.A.'s most dangerous criminal offenders and make tough, provocative deals to ensure these perpetrators do the hard time they deserve. Plus, her unpredictable, estranged husband Jack reappears, and her pending adoption of Rusty brings up difficult issues. The squad...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV MAJ

Summary: A 1940s Los Angeles detective hounds his monsignor brother about a pious pimp's tie to grisly murder.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA TRU

Summary: "At work, L.A. Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson is a woman in charge. Got a suspect to grill, a case to crack, a murderer about to walk? Call Brenda in and watch the fireworks. But at home ... well, that's another story ... As a cop, Brenda takes on everytihing from a corpse that comes COD to a serial killer to Sharon Raydor, an internal affairs officer as tough as she is. As a civilian, Brenda...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2010

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV CLO

Summary: Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson has an offbeat personality, uses a tough-as-nails approach, and has a track record as one of the country's leading investigators. For the Atlanta transplant heading up the Priority Homicide Division of the Los Angeles Police Department, her position on this elite detective squad, which handles high-profile cases of a sensitive nature, is a tenuous...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2009

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV CLO

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Summary: American Horror Story is TV's most original new drama, a deeply stylish psychosexual.The Harmons' fresh start in a new home deviously twists to reveal discoveries of love, sex and murderous revenge.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2012

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV AME

Summary: Nancy is an iconic girl detective with a passion for mystery and all things old. Small-town Nancy is about to experience a serious case of culture shock as she heads to Hollywood on an extended business trip with her father Carson Drew. Having promised her father that she has given up sleuthing in favor of becoming a "normal" teenager, Nancy tries her best to resist the lure of the age-old...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2008

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE NAN

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD NAN RATED PG

Hambly, Barbara

Summary: "1924. After six months in Hollywood, young British widow Emma Blackstone has come to love her new employer, glamourous movie-star Kitty Flint--even if her late husband's sister is one of the worst actresses she's ever seen. Looking after Kitty and her three adorable Pekinese dogs isn't work academically-minded Emma dreamed of, but Kitty rescued her when she was all alone in the world. Now, the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Severn House 2021

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Summary: Peter Gunn is the perfect detective. Handsome, smart, two-fisted and a straight shooter. He has a girlfriend that can melt butter at twenty yards, a network of informants throughout the Los Angeles underworld, and a smokey jazz club to call home.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Timeless Media Group 2012

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV PET

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