Posted On: 10:39 p.m. | October 28, 2011
An uncommon mix of people have squeezed into a motley tent city on the 1.7-acre lawn surrounding City Hall: middle-aged Marxists, out-of-work blue-collar workers, lawyers, teachers, train-hoppers and anarchists — along with a rowdier element looking to drink beer and drop acid. View Post»
Posted On: 5:00 a.m. | October 24, 2011
As protesters come and go, the one constant at Occupy LA is art. There is rarely a time on the grass surrounding City Hall that someone is not expressing themselves through painting, silk screening, dance, music and poetry. As demonstrators walk along Temple St. and chant slogans to loud drumbeats, they pass by tents offering healing chakra massages, books and food. Along the concrete steps,... View Post»
Posted On: 8:30 p.m. | October 22, 2011
Tour of the 152-year-old Big Horn Gold Mine located in the Sheep Mountain Wilderness in the Angeles National Forest. View Post»
Posted On: 5:47 p.m. | October 20, 2011
The L.A. Sports Arena has been transformed into an enormous health fair called CareNow. The free clinic will run through Sunday and expects to treat 5,000 patients. "A lot of what we see out here is preventable," said Don Manelli, president of CareNow. Manelli said his goal was to meet the immediate needs of the patients but also to have an "enduring impact' on their health to keep them from... View Post»
Posted On: 9:00 a.m. | October 20, 2011
About 3,000 people were waiting in line Monday morning at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena -- some since Sunday -- for a chance to get free medical care in a massive temporary clinic. View Post»
Posted On: 9:40 p.m. | October 18, 2011
The teacher, the social worker, the activist, the student –– just some of the protesters furious at Wall Street that have taken over the grassy area around City Hall in downtown Los Angeles and public streets and parks in other major cities around the world. View Post»
Posted On: 5:13 p.m. | October 17, 2011
The Seal Beach Police Department released seven 911 calls made during a shooting rampage last week at Salon Meritage that left eight people dead and a ninth person seriously wounded. Two of these calls have been edited for length and clarity and presented here with photographs of the aftermath. View Post»
Posted On: 2:00 p.m. | October 17, 2011
A cool breeze blows through the bamboo reeds as the sound of the nearby surf competes with a group of musicians in the midst of a jam session on the sand. Welcome to the ‘Bamboo Room.’ View Post»
Posted On: 5:49 p.m. | October 15, 2011
Thousands lined up last year before dawn outside the Los Angeles Sports Arena, hoping to get the healthcare they could not afford. One woman needed help herself, but spent the precious hours at the free medical clinic getting care for her two daughters. Another man got his teeth worked on, but found out he needed multiple root canals. Yet another got eye glasses at the Remote Area Medical... View Post»
Posted On: 10:00 a.m. | October 15, 2011
Patricia Manuel was sharing a bed with her mother in a budget motel next to a highway in Toledo, Ohio, when she realized her life had just taken a defining turn.
Given the circumstances, it would be fair to assume it had been a turn for the worse.
But that assumption would be wrong.
A few hours earlier, Manuel had beaten Florida’s Lauren Fisher in the third round of the National... View Post»
Posted On: 4:35 p.m. | October 14, 2011
Six days a week, for just over half his life, Ruben Pardo has been steering the same elegant 6-foot-by-8-foot elevator car up and down the same 11 floors of an Art Deco office tower on Wilshire Boulevard. At 69, he's been at his job longer than most of the workers in the building have been alive. The young people are not easily impressed — but something about Pardo awes them.
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Posted On: 5:36 p.m. | October 12, 2011
A gunman opened fire inside a Seal Beach beauty salon Wednesday, killing eight people. A ninth victim was seriously wounded and remains hospitalized. Police said the gunman acted alone.
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Posted On: 4:42 p.m. | October 8, 2011
The 15th District election takes in San Pedro, Wilmington, Harbor Gateway and Watts. San Pedro's famous fish luncheon is an important stop on the South Bay political circuit. View Post»
Posted On: 4:00 p.m. | October 8, 2011
Darkness cloaked the desert, pierced only by a canopy of stars that provided a glittering backdrop for 20 college students treading cautiously over the cracked, dry landscape. But a soft hiss stopped them in their tracks.
Mudassar Haq heard the rattlesnake and shouted to alert the others as classmate Thomas Parker shone a flashlight on a large sidewinder slithering away under a tuft of salt... View Post»
Posted On: 9:27 p.m. | October 7, 2011
As members of the oldest Jewish congregation in Los Angeles gathered to observe the start of Yom Kippur, the holy day of atonement, they were invited one last time to admire the Hollywood-influenced murals and other appointments of the aging Wilshire Boulevard Temple.
Soon, workers will begin a two-year floor-to-dome restoration of the 1929 Byzantine auditorium. The work is part of an... View Post»
Posted On: 8:01 p.m. | October 7, 2011
More than 100 people rappelled from the 32nd floor of the Westin Bonaventure Hotel during the second annual Over the Edge fundraiser for Los Angeles-area Scouting programs. Each descent took about 15 minutes. The participants raised nearly $200,000. View Post»