Posted On: 5:45 p.m. | August 5, 2011
Ryan Hizon, 22, was recently killed in Afghanistan. A Los Angeles resident since his teens, he wasn’t a U.S. citizen, nor were his parents. But under a program that allows the families of soldiers killed in action to quickly become citizens, his parents were given a final gift from their son.
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Posted On: 10:30 p.m. | August 4, 2011
The U.S. Open of Surfing finishes up this weekend in Huntington Beach. The event attracts the world's best surfers and a horde of super-long telephoto lenses and photographers. Surfing certainly isn't one of the easier sports to photograph. There's a few technical issues with equipment. The need for expensive cameras and lenses to capture surfers in the distance is the first problem, not to... View Post»
Posted On: 8:56 p.m. | August 4, 2011
She was Jewish, but to survive in wartime Warsaw, 18-month-old Natalie Weinstein needed a Christian name. Her father wrote a new name on a
piece of paper and then left her on a stranger's doorstep, hoping she would be taken in. He then snuck into the Warsaw ghetto where fellow
Jews gave him shelter. When the war was over, Weinstein learned that every member of his family had been murdered.... View Post»
Posted On: 2:44 p.m. | August 2, 2011
The Nike U.S. Open of Surfing is underway and continues through Sunday in Huntington Beach, which calls itself Surf City U.S.A. The annual event attracts more than half a million fans and the top surfers in the world, as well as skateboarders and BMX riders who will join the action this weekend. View Post»
Posted On: 6:23 p.m. | August 1, 2011
Never mind that the federal government designated the Gowanus Canal a Superfund site last year and “one of the most contaminated bodies of water in the nation.” The Brooklyn waterway is the latest, hottest, coolest spot in a city that won't sleep until it's completely gentrified. The sediment, once described as looking like black mayonnaise, is thick with metals, coal tar and PCBs, and... View Post»
Posted On: 2:13 p.m. | August 1, 2011
After a yearlong deployment to Iraq, more than 300 members of the California National Guard's 1-140th Aviation Battalion returned home Monday to the Joint Force Training Base in Los Alamitos. View Post»
Posted On: 10:34 a.m. | August 1, 2011
Portrait series of athletes from the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
Posted On: 4:06 p.m. | July 31, 2011
If musical diversity is what you're looking for this weekend, the L.A. Rising Festival at the Coliseum is the place to be on Saturday. The festival which begins at noon and continues until about midnight features alt rock, hardcore punk, activist rap, Spanish rock, r&b/hip hop and heavy metal. The lineup includes performances by Muse, Immortal Technique, Rise Against, El Gran Silencio,... View Post»
Posted On: 3:59 p.m. | July 29, 2011
Faced with years of recession-driven budget shortfalls, state lawmakers have made deep cuts to health and social services. The reductions, including a round that took effect this month, translate into sizable state savings but are sharply scaling back the safety net for California’s most vulnerable residents: the elderly, the disabled, poor parents and their children.
Since mid-2008, more... View Post»
Posted On: 9:59 a.m. | July 29, 2011
The X Games, ESPN's action sports competition now taking place in downtown L.A., has grown into a valuable franchise with plans to expand to six global events by 2013, raising the question: How far can it go?
Take a look at photos from the competition and read more:
X Games' wider world keeps growing
X Games coverage in The Fabulous Forum View Post»
Posted On: 10:49 p.m. | July 27, 2011
Los Angeles police were responding in force to several thousand people throwing bottles and other objects Wednesday evening outside the premiere of the film version of a rave at Grauman's Chinese Theatre. See related story View Post»
Posted On: 8:57 p.m. | July 27, 2011
I’m sitting face to face with a former smuggler for Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel and thinking to myself, “This guy looks more like a grandpa than a big-time drug runner -- no tattoos, no shaved head and no attitude.”
Los Angeles Times reporter Richard Marosi and I are in a federal prison in Herlong, Calif., a two-hour drive north of Reno, to interview and photograph John Ward. Ward is... View Post»
Posted On: 5:07 p.m. | July 26, 2011
High-wire artist Nik Wallenda plans to cross Niagara Falls on a wire the width of a nickel. The performance would be featured on a Discovery Channel show expected to begin airing later this year. To clear the way for the spectacle, legislators last month approved a one-time exemption from a 50-year-old ban on daredevil acts at the falls. Read Tina Susman's story. View Post»
Posted On: 6:41 p.m. | July 25, 2011
The U.S. aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln will be among several Navy ships open to the public for tours as part of Navy Week. Navy personnel will participate in community relations projects, building houses for locals in cooperation with Habitat for Humanity, in addition to other service projects and enjoying California sunshine and recreation. View Post»
Posted On: 10:24 a.m. | July 23, 2011
Posted On: 10:26 p.m. | July 22, 2011
Al Vogel, 65, and his wife Shaaron, 60, love L.A.
They come here often from their tiny home town just south of Chico, Calif. Not for the packaged experiences of Disneyland and Universal CityWalk and The Grove. And never to join the masses on the freeways, sealed off in a car.
The Vogels believe in exploring this city solely by means of its public transit system. They have a faith... View Post»