Framework

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X Games 2012 in Los Angeles

Video: X Games 2012 in Los Angeles

Posted On: 2:49 p.m. | June 28, 2012

Athletes gathered on the Event Deck at L.A. Live on Tuesday and Wednesday to practice for the X Games 2012. X Games in photos View Post»

X Games Los Angeles 2012

X Games Los Angeles 2012

Posted On: 5:42 p.m. | June 27, 2012

About 200 athletes will compete in the X Games Los Angeles 2012 starting on Thursday which features sports including: skateboard big air, BMX street, Moto X, rally cross, and skateboard street. View Post»

Skylar Peak, electrician, surfer, youngest Malibu city councilman

Skylar Peak: Electrician, surfer, youngest Malibu city councilman

Posted On: 4:18 p.m. | June 21, 2012

Skylar Peak, 28, became the youngest person ever elected to Malibu's City Council in April. He garnered the most votes among seven candidates, nabbing 24% of the total, and could well become mayor in a year. View Post»

Clean-up effort on Skid Row

Cleanup effort on skid row

Posted On: 10:34 p.m. | June 19, 2012

The city of Los Angeles launched a major street and sidewalk cleaning program on skid row in response to public health concerns in the poverty-stricken neighborhood. View Post»

Marijuana money

Medical marijuana money

Posted On: 6:25 p.m. | June 16, 2012

An entrepreneur looking to open a new marijuana store in downtown Los Angeles envisioned his business model in simple terms. He would buy bags of buds from growers for about $3,200 a pound, divvy up the product and sell it over the counter for $15 for a gram – more than twice what he paid. Since even small dispensaries often sold a pound a day, he expected to make at least $3,000 a day in... View Post»

New bells finally give Santa Barbara courthouse a peal

New bells give Santa Barbara courthouse a ring of authenticity

Posted On: 3:47 p.m. | June 16, 2012

Volunteers restoring the grand old clock at the city landmark made some surprising discoveries en route to replacing a tinkle with a peal. Read the story by Steve Chawkins. View Post»

Reaction to President Obama's decision to halt the deportation of young illegal immigrants

Young illegal immigrants react to Obama administration decision

Posted On: 5:37 p.m. | June 15, 2012

The Obama administration will stop deporting young illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and who do not pose a security threat, senior administration officials said Friday. The move could prove important in a presidential campaign that will turn in part on Latino voters. More than 150 students and Dream Act supporters rallied in front of a federal office building in downtown... View Post»

Living with a secret
  • Arkasha Stevenson / Los Angeles Times

Living with a secret

Posted On: 8:08 p.m. | June 14, 2012

Amber, a soft-spoken, feminine 12-year-old who loves Hello Kitty and fashion design, lives with a secret. Amber was born a boy. View Post»

Kings parade and rally

Los Angeles crowns its Kings with parade and rally

Posted On: 11:41 a.m. | June 14, 2012

Kings fans gear up for parade and rally honoring the Stanley Cup champions in downtown Los Angeles. View Post»

Kings win Stanley Cup

Kings win the Stanley Cup

Posted On: 8:00 p.m. | June 11, 2012

Kings win the Stanley Cup with a 6-1 victory in Game 6. View Post»

Owens Valley dust

Dust in the Owens Valley reignites L.A.’s water war

Posted On: 9:50 p.m. | June 9, 2012

Los Angeles and the Owens Valley are at war over water again, with the city trying to rework a historic agreement aimed at stopping massive dust storms that have besieged the eastern Sierra Nevada since L.A. opened an aqueduct 99 years ago that drained Owens Lake. The L.A. Department of Water and Power has spent $1.2 billion in accordance with a 1997 agreement to combat the powder-fine dust... View Post»

Undocumented dreamers
  • Christina House / For the Times

Undocumented dreamers

Posted On: 11:11 a.m. | June 8, 2012

Maria Gomez, a UCLA graduate with a master's in architecture, grew up believing in the American Dream while living in its shadows as an illegal immigrant. View Post»

Game face

Game face

Posted On: 10:13 p.m. | June 7, 2012

Los Angeles Kings hockey fans get their game face on outside Staples Center. View Post»

Cardboard artist makes the invisible visible

Cardboard artist makes the invisible visible

Posted On: 8:26 a.m. | June 5, 2012

Ramiro Gomez, an artist from West Hollywood, installs life size cardboard cutouts of nannies, gardeners, valet workers and housekeepers around the wealthy districts of the city. Read the full story by "Artist pays homage to L.A.'s unseen workers" View Post»

2012 Stanley Cup Finals

2012 Stanley Cup Final

Posted On: 7:09 a.m. | June 5, 2012

Kings fail to finish off the Devils in Game 4 After two scoreless periods, New Jersey beats Jonathan Quick twice in the third period in a 3-1 victory. Game 5 is Saturday in Newark. View Post»

The future of the Malibu Lagoon

The future of the Malibu Lagoon

Posted On: 11:28 p.m. | May 30, 2012

The pollution-choked Malibu Lagoon is in such poor health that state park officials are set to drain it and reshape it with bulldozers next month, a repair job so aggressive that activists are now pledging civil disobedience. View Post»

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Framework, the photography and video blog of the Los Angeles Times, celebrates the power and explores the craft of visual storytelling. The blog highlights the work of Times photojournalists who frame by frame, document the drama, the emotion and sometimes the humor of life. Framework also aims to serve as a resource hub for photography, multimedia and video enthusiasts who share our passion. We will trade insights and discuss the tools and techniques of telling stories through images. Have a look and let us know what you think.

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