Posted On: 10:20 p.m. | June 24, 2011
Genaro Molina's audio slide show offers a glimpse inside three Orange County High School of the Arts classes: Music & Theatre Conservatory, Student Choreography and Bridges to Broadway.
The school, from which "Glee" star Matthew Morrison graduated, has witnessed a boom in applications -- something that is happening at performing arts schools across the country.
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Posted On: 9:55 p.m. | June 24, 2011
City-sanctioned kayak excursions along a placid, three-mile stretch of the Los Angeles River in the Sepulveda Flood Control Basin are expected to start on July 8. The 3-hour journeys about 17 miles northwest of downtown will be offered on weekends and cost about $50 per person. Participants will be chaperoned by a Los Angeles Conservation Corps naturalist. View Post»
Posted On: 4:19 p.m. | June 24, 2011
Scotia, 30 miles south of Eureka, was built in the 1880s by Pacific Lumber Co. to house the lumberjacks and mill workers who harvested the thick forests of the largely isolated region.
The town was named for the Nova Scotians who came here for work, and who reported for duty on the lumber company’s whistle, bought groceries at the lumber company’s store and lived in the lumber... View Post»
Posted On: 6:30 p.m. | June 23, 2011
Photographer Mariah Tauger follows the Hollywood Fringe Festival and shares what she saw. View Post»
Posted On: 4:47 p.m. | June 21, 2011
Skateboarders gathered in Hollenbeck Park in Boyle Heights to start the seventh annual Wild in the Streets skateboard ride Tuesday. Hundreds of skateboarders took the five-mile route through the city, finishing at Lafayette Park.
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Posted On: 8:49 p.m. | June 20, 2011
Cemetery grounds keepers Willie Roberts and Sammy Treto put care into providing a beautiful final resting place for people's loved ones as members of the grounds and interment crews at Mountain View Cemetery in Altadena.
Each man also has a personal connection to this peaceful place: Willie's mother, uncle and two brothers are interred at the Mountain View Mausoleum, and a good friend of... View Post»
Posted On: 8:30 p.m. | June 20, 2011
As members of the grounds and interment crews at Mountain View Cemetery, Willie Roberts and Sammy Treto put care into providing a beautiful resting place for people's deceased loved ones. Together, they have contributed more than 68 years working at the cemetery in Altadena, California. It's been Willie's only job since he was 18 years old.
Each man also has a more intimate connection to... View Post»
Posted On: 9:08 a.m. | June 18, 2011
Across Georgia, farmers complain that the state's tough new immigration law -- set to take effect July 1 -- is scaring away an illegal-immigrant labor force.
The Georgia Department of Agriculture this month released a survey of farmers who said they needed to fill more than 11,000 positions lasting from one day to a year. Critics of U.S. farming practices have long said Americans would take... View Post»
Posted On: 12:31 a.m. | June 18, 2011
More than a year after U2 was originally scheduled to perform, the band brought its 360 Tour to Anaheim on Friday and Saturday at Angel Stadium. More than 50,000 fans are expected to attend each night. The rockers from Dublin were forced to postpone a number of 2010 shows after Bono injured his back during rehearsals for the tour, which features rotating 360-degree stage, one of the largest... View Post»
Posted On: 1:10 p.m. | June 15, 2011
The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier that buried the body of Osama bin Laden at sea has returned to its home port in San Diego Bay.
The Carl Vinson docked Wednesday morning.
A crowd of family members turned out to wave welcome-home signs to sailors and Marines lining the deck.
The Carl Vinson was in the North Arabian Sea last month when it received a Navy SEAL team carrying the body of the... View Post»
Posted On: 2:17 p.m. | June 14, 2011
The Rachmaninov rhapsody echoed in my ears as I photographed a 16-year-old prodigy at the piano, blazing crisply through intricate passages of classical music. An usher looked my way, and I waited for a crescendo to drown out the shutter. Man, I thought, this job can be so extreme. One week you’re in the deafening din of war, and the next at the symphony. I concentrated on the pianist’s... View Post»
Posted On: 2:02 p.m. | June 13, 2011
A former Bay Area transit officer convicted in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man at an Oakland train station was released from jail early Monday, triggering protests in Los Angeles and Oakland.
Johannes Mehserle, 29, was released after serving 11 months of a two-year sentence for involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of Oscar Grant III on New Year's Day 2009.
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Posted On: 10:02 p.m. | June 12, 2011
Brian Muhammad, a 42-year-old Nation of Islam member, sells bean pies at the corner of Crenshaw and Slauson in Los Angeles. He has been doing so for 11 years at one of the busiest intersections for those with something to peddle. "If you sell enough bean pies, you learn a little about life, like how to size up a man, if he's good for a $7 pie," Muhammad said. The Nation of Islam's tradition of... View Post»
Posted On: 9:33 p.m. | June 12, 2011
The LA PRIDE Parade drew thousands to Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood where participants marched to support gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities. There were more than 125 parade entries which included floats, bands and marching community advocacy groups. The first ever Los Angeles area PRIDE parade was held in 1970. View Post»
Posted On: 4:39 p.m. | June 12, 2011
From the Sierra Nevada and the Cascades to the northern Rockies, much of the West's high country remains buried under a thick snowpack that is filling reservoirs and engaging dam operators in a nerve-wracking balancing act as they watch for temperature spikes that could turn all those scenic piles of white into raging floodwaters.
In early June, snow depths of 7 feet or more were not... View Post»
Posted On: 5:26 p.m. | June 11, 2011
A variety of wildflowers are in bloom at the Mary Elizabeth Miller Preserve at Black Mountain, near Prather, Calif.
In all the world, the pretty white flower Carpenteria californica grows wild only in small portions of Fresno and Madera counties. Indeed, mostly it is found here, on this lone foothill called Black Mountain. Through the decades, people who have lived on the mountain -- from... View Post»