Posted On: 7:35 p.m. | April 19, 2011
One year after the Deepwater Horizon accident, life in many parts of the region is getting back to normal. Times photographer Carolyn Cole spent 10 days in the area recently to document how life has changed. She found shrimpers eager for the season to open soon, wildlife recovering, tourists tentatively returning and cleanup crews still on duty to remove oil. Cole, who covered the oil spill... View Post»
Posted On: 6:58 p.m. | April 19, 2011
Stepping into the Wounded Heart gift shop on Vo Thi Sau Street, your eyes instantly fix onto the colorful bright bags, bowls, linens, and picture frames fashioned from the flotsam of this crowded, largely poor city that once was synonymous with urban warfare. After that moment passes, you begin to notice the staff. Many are disabled unable to speak or hear or walk through the aisles. Yet they... View Post»
Posted On: 1:15 a.m. | April 19, 2011
In the law-enforcement world, where much of the attention on Muslim Americans has focused on counter-terrorism, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca has put a premium on outreach. Baca has made a point of showing his support, even taking his sometimes-combative approach to the halls of Congress. The sheriff also has devoted two deputies full time to the task of Muslim community outreach. View Post»
Posted On: 5:57 p.m. | April 18, 2011
Recap of the panel photography from the Framework Pop-Up Gallery show View Post»
Posted On: 4:10 p.m. | April 18, 2011
Thank you to all that joined us for our little party on Thursday, April 14. We had a great turnout because of you, and the way you responded to the work was so humbling. View Post»
Posted On: 12:22 p.m. | April 18, 2011
Los Angeles Times staff photographer Barbara Davidson has won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography. The announcments were made Monday at Columbia University in New York. Carol Guzy, Nikki Kahn and Ricky Carioti of the Washington Post won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography for their coverage of the earthquake in Haiti. View Post»
Posted On: 4:38 p.m. | April 15, 2011
The three-day Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, featuring headliners Kings of Leon, Arcade Fire and Kanye West, opened Friday at the Empire Polo Field in Indio. The festival, which sold-out in a record six days is expected to draw over 75,000 people. Check back over the weekend as we'll be updating this gallery each day with pictures of the performers, as well as festival goers... View Post»
Posted On: 4:36 p.m. | April 15, 2011
Tens of thousands of music lovers descended on the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival this weekend, and Los Angeles Times photographer Brian van der Brug roamed the vast fields of the Empire Polo Club searching for the most interesting characters for our annual "Faces of Coachella" portrait gallery. View Post»
Posted On: 4:03 p.m. | April 15, 2011
By Anne Cusack, Los Angeles Times
Tim Quinn trained in Milan after which he joined the Georgia Armani Beauty Team in New York City. He has done the makeup of numerous stars such as Glenn Close, Helen Mirren, Julia Roberts and Sarah Jessica Parker to name a few.
He is also a cancer survivor.
Recently Quinn did a makeover at the Farrah Fawcett Foundation in Beverly Hills where the star... View Post»
Posted On: 11:15 a.m. | April 15, 2011
Quartzsite, Ariz. is little more than a hiccup on the highway in the Sonoran Desert. Each winter, the population increases from about 3,000 to over 500,000. Staff photographer Mark Boster spent a few days with the snowbirds of Quartzsite and came away with this gallery of images.
Watch Mark Boster's video from Quartzsite and read Kate Linthicum's story. View Post»
Posted On: 11:14 a.m. | April 15, 2011
During the scorching summer months, Quartzsite, Ariz., is little more than a hiccup on the highway.
But then winter blows in, and with it more than a million people.
From October to April, Quartszite may be the most eccentric place in the country, a weird western outpost where “tea party” retirees mingle with cigarette-rolling rockhounds and white-haired hippies — and where no one... View Post»
Posted On: 6:19 p.m. | April 14, 2011
The U.S. Forest Service plans to plant 3 million new trees in part of the Angeles National Forest area burned in the Station fire, a move environmentalists say could change the ecosystem.
“This will be the largest recovery effort ever undertaken in the San Gabriel Mountains,” Deputy Forest Supervisor Marty Dumpis said. “Our goal is to plant 300 trees per acre on 10,000 acres over the... View Post»
Posted On: 10:25 p.m. | April 12, 2011
As the California Legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown cutting billions of dollars in government services to help balance the state budget, nowhere are the effects likely to be felt more deeply than in Tulare County. It has become the Golden State’s welfare capital. Nearly a quarter of the population in this Central Valley agricultural region lives in poverty, and one in three residents receives... View Post»
Posted On: 10:20 a.m. | April 12, 2011
Susan Braig, a 61-year-old Altadena cancer survivor, takes old pharmaceutical pills and tablets and mounts them on costume jewelry to create colorful necklaces, pendants, earrings and tiaras that she sells. It's a way to help pay off her medical debt.
Read Bob Pool's story View Post»
Posted On: 10:40 p.m. | April 10, 2011
Over 100 teenage foster girls under the supervision of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services attend Prom Prep 2011 "Pretty Girl Rock" held at Valley Beth Shalom. The teens had their hair and makeup done by professionals who volunteered their time. The teens picked out prom dresses, shoes and jewelry after which they had their photos taken before a walk down the red... View Post»
Posted On: 10:45 a.m. | April 8, 2011
With Coachella 2011 just days away and the excitement mounting, we take a look back at last year's music festival in the Southern California desert — which set a new attendance record of more than 225,000 — with images by Los Angeles Times staff photographers Jay L. Clendenin and Luis Sinco.
Our music blog, Pop & Hiss, has full coverage of this year's sold-out three-day event, now in... View Post»