Posted On: 5:05 a.m. | October 8, 2014
By Bill Plaschke / Photos by Robert Gauthier
VIKING, CANADA – The road to the heart of hockey's greatest team is covered in gravel and clouded in dust.
The road is bumpy, barren, stretching out from a town with no stoplights into a vast and desolate countryside blanketed in an interminable silence interrupted by the occasional chirping from a tree or rumbling of a train.
Make a... View Post»
Posted On: 5:00 a.m. | October 3, 2014
“Well, I speak a little Spanish,” I said to myself as I set out to meet Fatima, a 15-year-old Salvadoran girl. Fatima recently made the solo journey from Central America to live with her mother in Reseda. I met her mother, Miriam Duena, several days earlier through El Rescate, a legal aid nonprofit group that serves the immigrant population in Los Angeles.
The thousands of unaccompanied... View Post»
Posted On: 6:00 a.m. | September 29, 2014
Going behind the yellow tape at a crime scene is raw. The smell hangs in your clothes and what you see isn’t something you just sleep off. View Post»
Posted On: 1:08 p.m. | September 12, 2014
The genesis of downtown L.A.'s skyscraping New Wilshire Grand View Post»
Posted On: 8:11 a.m. | August 28, 2014
From Santa Barbara to San Diego, the pounding surf — unleashed by Hurricane Marie circulating off the Baja coast — whipped up a quintessential Southern California scene: surfers and body-boarders scrambling to the beach to ride the monster waves while thousands of spectators arrived to bear witness, clogging the roadways and lining the seashore. View Post»
Posted On: 7:00 a.m. | August 26, 2014
Framework presents a glimpse of the color, sights, fashions and the anticipation and excitement at the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, documented by the photojournalists of the Los Angeles Times. View Post»
Posted On: 11:58 a.m. | August 14, 2014
Over the next three years, workers will raise the New Wilshire Grand tower 1,100 feet above the corner of Figueroa Street and Wilshire Boulevard. With an open promenade and an enormous swoop of glass above the entrance, this translucent airplane wing 73 stories tall promises to redefine architectural possibilities in a city not known for its tall buildings. View Post»
Posted On: 10:13 a.m. | August 7, 2014
Covering the Israel-Hamas conflict these last three weeks, I’ve seen the destruction of entire neighborhoods, bombed beyond recognition. I’ve attended the funerals of whole families killed when their homes were hit in nighttime bombings. I’ve seen mosques reduced to rubble, and enough hospital casualties to give anyone nightmares. View Post»
Posted On: 4:03 p.m. | July 28, 2014
A photographer may take dozens of shots for an assignment. Usually, the images are edited down to just a few for use in 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»
Posted On: 1:28 p.m. | July 17, 2014
Los Angeles Times staff photographer Carolyn Cole is in the Gaza Strip to document the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas. View Post»
Posted On: 2:58 p.m. | July 8, 2014
About 4,500 employees work at its main factory in downtown Los Angeles, housed in a former Southern Pacific Railway freight depot. Many of the workers are involved in cutting, sewing and packaging the brightly colored garments that have a cult following among young shoppers. View Post»
Posted On: 8:14 a.m. | July 4, 2014
When I arrived, there were over 100 people on the sides of the road with flags and signs. The rumors started swirling that some of the citizens were going to block the buses. View Post»
Posted On: 1:09 p.m. | June 17, 2014
Photographer Allen J. Schaben recounts his day, 20 years ago when covering the O.J. Simpson car chase. View Post»
Posted On: 4:00 a.m. | June 13, 2014
It was twenty years ago and I was freelancing for the Los Angeles Times out of the of the suburban Westside Edition based in Santa Monica.
"Can you go check out a possible crime scene on Bundy?" asked George Hatch, an editor at the edition. "We have a report that something happened, and we need someone to check it out." View Post»
Posted On: 7:56 a.m. | June 9, 2014
Kings are lords of the NHL, again, and the new kings of L.A. sports. For the second time in three seasons, the Los Angeles Kings have done what seemed like an impossibility for four decades, capturing the most celebrated trophy in sports by winning its most difficult championship. View Post»
Posted On: 5:00 a.m. | May 12, 2014
The apartments lining the narrow streets in Watts wear a faded coat of peach paint, the clotheslines are rusted and creaky. Airplanes crisscross the sky above the South L.A. neighborhood, but their hum is drown out by the ice cream truck nearby baring music. Children play in a yard, their shrieks and giggles bounce off the walls. These are the sounds of waiting.
Welcome to Jordan Downs. View Post»