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Dodgers open the 2013 season against the SF Giants

Dodgers open the 2013 season against the Giants

Posted On: 12:18 p.m. | April 1, 2013

The “Boys in Blue” take on World Series Champions and division rival San Francisco Giants to begin the 2013 season. View Post»


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Springtime in Yosemite Valley

Springtime in Yosemite Valley

Posted On: 5:00 a.m. | April 1, 2013

With the days getting longer and the temperatures rising, the snow pack in the high country is slowly melting and the rivers and waterfalls are starting their annual show of splendor and might. View Post»

Easter Sunday at Trinity Baptist Church

Easter Sunday at Trinity Baptist Church

Posted On: 8:27 p.m. | March 31, 2013

Dressing up for church these days is a dying custom. Casual Sundays are normal on the calendars of many churches. The idea of documenting people in their Sunday best brought me to Trinity Baptist Church in Los Angeles. Trinity has been Around since 1917 and enjoys a loyal following and membership. View Post»

Outtakes | Robert Gauthier

Outtakes | Robert Gauthier

Posted On: 7:15 a.m. | March 27, 2013

A photographer’s assignment gets edited down for the newspaper and online. Details and moments significant to the photographer often don’t make the cut. “Outtakes” presents a selection of those images. We welcome comments and discussion. View Post»

The war in Iraq: Embedded with the U.S. Military

The war in Iraq: Embedded with the U.S. Military

Posted On: 2:06 a.m. | March 21, 2013

After returning from assignment in Afghanistan in 2003, Times photojournalist Rick Loomis asked to be sent out in the first wave of journalists to cover the Invasion of Iraq. He spent several weeks traveling in the back of a canvas topped Humvee with U.S. Troops as they crossed the Iraq desert en route to Baghdad in April of 2003. Loomis has covered assignments in more than 25 countries,... View Post»


A healing bond: Sisters open hearts, home to burned Afghan girl

Posted On: 11:33 a.m. | March 20, 2013

Two sisters open their home and hearts, agreeing to care for Arefa, an Afghan child who was sent to Los Angeles for medical care after being severely burned. The experience changes all three lives. Read the full story by Kurt Streeter "Forging a delicate and healing bond" View Post»


The war in Iraq: How Times photographers covered the conflict

Posted On: 4:00 a.m. | March 19, 2013

March 19 marks the 10th anniversary of the start of the Iraq War. Staff photographer Carolyn Cole was on top of the Palestine Hotel in Baghdad as the air attack began in the middle of the night, engulfing government buildings along the Tigris River. Other Los Angeles Times photographers, including Rick Loomis, Don Bartletti, Robert Gauthier, Bryan Chan, Luis Sinco, Brian van der Brug and Wally... View Post»

L.A. Marathon time-lapse video

Tme-lapse video: 2013 L.A. Marathon

Posted On: 9:09 a.m. | March 18, 2013

Four photographers capture the 2013 L.A. Marathon using time lapse photography. More photos from the race A marathon as a full-time caregiver View Post»

The Iraq war | A retrospective

War in Iraq — a look back 10 years later

Posted On: 12:18 p.m. | March 17, 2013

The U.S.-led war in Iraq began with airstrikes on March 19, 2003, and an invasion by ground forces the following day. The Los Angeles Times had photographers embedded with U.S. forces rolling across the border, in Baghdad during the air bombardment and in neighboring countries. In the following years Times photographers rotated into Iraq to cover the post-war rebuilding and flare-ups in... View Post»

Judge goes the distance for friends on skid row

Judge goes the distance for friends on skid row

Posted On: 10:38 p.m. | March 15, 2013

Superior Court Judge Craig Mitchell is training a half-dozen or so residents of the Midnight Mission on skid row to run in the LA Marathon as well as paying their entry fees. View Post»

Multi-genre dance at ‘The Floor’ in Hollywood

Multi-genre dance at ‘The Floor’ in Hollywood

Posted On: 9:00 a.m. | March 15, 2013

By Genaro Molina There is little respect for gravity here. Dancers defy it with every move they make. Twisting, flying and spinning. Welcome to "The Floor," a multi-genre dance event that happens the third Monday of each month at KingKing in Hollywood. Dancers of all backgrounds share their creative moves to the sounds of live acid jazz provided by saxophonist Walter Davis and a group... View Post»


Outtakes | Luis Sinco

Posted On: 11:49 p.m. | March 13, 2013

A photographer’s assignment gets edited down for the newspaper and online. Details and moments significant to the photographer often don’t make the cut. “Outtakes” presents a selection of those images. We welcome comments and discussion. Follow Luis Sinco on Twitter @luissinco View Post»

A marathon as a full-time caregiver

A marathon as a full-time caregiver

Posted On: 7:43 p.m. | March 12, 2013

Sunday's Los Angeles Marathon will be runner John Creel's 60th. He has run at least one marathon in each of the 50 states. More impressive, he has run many of those marathons with his wife, Ingrid, who has multiple sclerosis. He takes her in her wheelchair to most of his races, twice even making sure that somebody pushed her to the finish line. Read Bill Plaschke's column: At 77, he's... View Post»

Los Angeles' streetcars
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Los Angeles’ Pacific Electric Red Cars

Posted On: 4:08 p.m. | March 11, 2013

Los Angeles' Pacific Electric Red Cars were taken out of service in 1961. At their peak, they crisscrossed four counties on more than 1,000 miles of track. Related: Trolley buff guides others down the tracks of memory View Post»

"Mission 26: The Big Endeavour" an exhibit of space shuttle photographs at the California Science Center

‘Mission 26: The Big Endeavour’ at California Science Center

Posted On: 10:18 p.m. | March 8, 2013

The space shuttle Endeavour's arrival and crosstown trek in Los Angeles was well-documented in photos. The California Science Center, where the orbiter now calls home, has curated a photographic exhibition of 80 images, "Mission 26: The Big Endeavour." The collection includes photographs by NASA, the Sacramento Bee, Getty Images, the... View Post»

1917 glass plates offer glimes into WWI-Era Russia

1917 glass plates offer glimpses into WWI-era Russia

Posted On: 6:45 a.m. | March 8, 2013

American photographer John Wells Rahill crossed the Pacific and made the long journey to Russia in 1917, where he cataloged life. View Post»


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