Posted On: 12:32 p.m. | March 11, 2012
Darwin is emblematic of the nation’s digital divide — the disparity between those with broadband access and those suspended in the technological amber of the 1990s, with dial-up connections to the Web. View Post»
Posted On: 5:36 p.m. | March 10, 2012
Within the next three months, the Central Valley city of 300,000 could become the nation’s largest municipality to file for protection from creditors under U.S. bankruptcy code. The City Council is trying to slow or stop the bust by entering mediation with creditors, including public employee unions. This is what it looks like when a city is close to going under.
Read Diana Marcum's story,... View Post»
Posted On: 10:28 p.m. | March 8, 2012
I had arrived in Kenya motivated, but wide-eyed and inexperienced in Africa. Davan Maharaj, the East African bureau chief for The Times, recognized that look in my eyes. He organized a dinner with another journalist. That night I sat and listened to firsthand accounts of the Rwandan genocide. The Indian restaurant was bathed in candlelight, which seemed to make the story even more evocative.
Posted On: 3:31 p.m. | March 6, 2012
Dean Armentrout has been repairing clocks for almost 40 years, and as the 21st century grows brighter in its electric and digital brilliance, he has watched as his profession grows smaller, his skills rarer and mechanical clocks — timepieces that run without batteries or electricity — less valued. View Post»
Posted On: 11:08 p.m. | March 4, 2012
A theater troupe of blind actors prove acting is a state of mind, not of sight. View Post»
Posted On: 8:06 p.m. | March 2, 2012
Posted On: 9:16 a.m. | February 29, 2012
After nearly half a year of delays, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's 340-ton monolith from a Riverside County quarry finally arrives at the museum after its long, circuitous journey. View Post»
Posted On: 1:59 p.m. | February 27, 2012
Under a cold, gray sky, Marines departed Camp Pendleton on Monday for Afghanistan _ more than a decade after Marines from the same base surged into Afghanistan to topple the Taliban government.
“Daddy is going to Afghanistan to help protect people,” said 2-year-old Adrianna Dimmer, whose father is Warrant Officer Jorge Dimmer.
The mission is different but yet the same as it was in... View Post»
Posted On: 12:33 a.m. | February 27, 2012
See also Framework's 2012 Academy Awards red carpet arrivals and show galleries. View Post»
Posted On: 12:07 a.m. | February 27, 2012
See also Framework's 2012 Academy Awards red carpet arrivals and backstage galleries. View Post»
Posted On: 8:58 p.m. | February 26, 2012
See also Framework's 2012 Academy Awards show and backstage galleries. View Post»
Posted On: 5:09 p.m. | February 24, 2012
At the visitors center at Mitchell Caverns, part of Providence Mountains State Recreation Area in the Mojave Desert, vandals cut fences, kicked doors off of hinges and shattered windows and display cases. They also stole copper wire, metal signs and survival gear, including hand-held radios, flashlights and binoculars. Critics say what happened at the shuttered park is a signal of what's to... View Post»
Posted On: 3:24 p.m. | February 23, 2012
San Francisco is the only fire department in the country to still make all of its own ladders. A look at the singular wood shop in this famously fire-phobic city. View Post»
Posted On: 8:01 p.m. | February 22, 2012
Posted On: 6:41 p.m. | February 20, 2012
Two boxers, two dreams.
Mikaela Mayer, a former model from Los Angeles, turned a lot of heads last week when she made it to the final round of the U.S. Olympic Trials before losing a close decision at 132 pounds to Seattle's Queen Underwood. And while that ended her quixotic bid to compete in the first Olympic boxing competition for women this summer in London, it clearly stamped Mayer as... View Post»
Posted On: 8:51 p.m. | February 16, 2012
Xi Jinping, China's vice president and the heir apparent to President Hu Jintao, is making his official U.S. debut this week. Xi's five-day trip to the U.S. has been met with considerable pomp — he was greeted with a 19-gun salute at the Pentagon earlier this week — and his arrival in Los Angeles was no different.
Jerry Brown woos Chinese companies
Xi Jinping, Joe Biden... View Post»