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The war in Afghanistan | A decade of conflict

The war in Afghanistan | A decade of conflict

Posted On: 9:29 p.m. | October 6, 2011

On Oct. 7, 2001, the armed forces of the United States, Britain and the Northern Alliance launched Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the U.S. The goal, as stated by the George W. Bush administration, was to target the Al Qaeda terrorist network, which had found sanctuary in Afghanistan; a secondary goal was to force the... View Post»

Key members of the Vagos motorcycle gang suspected of drug trafficking and acts of violence are arrested throughout Southern California.

Raids target leaders of motorcycle gang

Posted On: 5:19 p.m. | October 6, 2011

Key members of the Vagos motorcycle gang suspected of drug trafficking and violence are arrested throughout Southern California on Thursday. Authorities arrested 10 members of the gang. The crackdown comes after an 18-month investigation led by the state Department of Justice. Members of the gang, which started in the Inland Empire in the 1960s, are suspected of murder, rape, weapons... View Post»

Teenage prostitution in Las Vegas

Teenage prostitution in Las Vegas

Posted On: 4:38 p.m. | October 6, 2011

A social worker tries to help teenage girls who have all but sold their souls. View Post»


Big storm moves into Southern California

Posted On: 11:52 a.m. | October 5, 2011

A cold front arrived Wednesday morning that forecasters say will bring gusty winds and up to 2 inches of rain in mountain areas, the National Weather Service said. View Post»

Bioluminescence: A light show by the sea

Bioluminescence: A light show by the sea

Posted On: 2:44 p.m. | October 3, 2011

In SoCal, Mother Nature offers up an abundant mix of mountains, deserts, beaches and Pacific Ocean skies. I’m occasionally at the beach shooting big waves, surfers, fishermen, campers, sunsets, pollution, Marine Corps landing practice -- it’s theater by the sea! In late September and early October this year, the ocean offered up a performance of breathtaking visual beauty -- waves that... View Post»

Getting to the root of the problem

Getting to the root of the problem

Posted On: 2:03 p.m. | October 3, 2011

Weeding the Angeles National Forest, one plant at a time, botanist Katie VinZant leads a team in ripping out nonnative species that have multiplied since the 2009 Station fire. View Post»


Tending a parish of scattered tribes

Posted On: 4:24 p.m. | October 2, 2011

Father Earl Henley is a portrait in perseverance. As head of the Native American Ministry for the Diocese of San Bernardino, he tends a parish of scattered tribes that include the newly wealthy, awash in casino profits, as well as the destitute hidden in the deep folds of the San Jacinto Mountains. They are a people bound by loss, having suffered the near-obliteration of their native... View Post»


A barber who helps fellow vets heal

Posted On: 12:00 p.m. | October 1, 2011

The Freedom Barber Shop, a star-spangled trailer anchored in a parking lot at the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs campus, is their haven. Barber Tony Bravo, a.k.a. the Dreamer, is their shaman, helping to heal them with clippers, corn-pone humor and Patsy Cline. View Post»

A night in the ER

A night in the ER

Posted On: 5:19 p.m. | September 29, 2011

Emergency rooms: It's a "battlefield" at Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center, says one supervisor. As many as 550 patients pass through the ER daily. View Post»

New transfer program aims to disrupt long-established immigration patterns

New strategy seeks to disrupt immigration routes

Posted On: 6:50 p.m. | September 28, 2011

For years, illegal immigrants were deported across the border from where they were caught, a practice that allowed them to easily try again, sometimes within hours. Now federal officials have adopted a new strategy that disrupts immigration routes. Many immigrants caught in California are flown to Texas, and the flights return with immigrants caught in Texas. The new transfer program aims... View Post»

Caught in the crossfire

Newspapers win News and Documentary Emmy Awards

Posted On: 11:35 a.m. | September 27, 2011

Two newspapers were winners at the 32nd annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards on Monday in New York. The awards were presented in 42 categories, including breaking news, investigative reporting, outstanding interview and best documentary, among others. View Post»

The trial of Dr. Conrad Murray

The trial of Dr. Conrad Murray

Posted On: 11:20 a.m. | September 27, 2011

Updated Nov. 29, 11:06 a.m. Conrad Murray sentenced to 4 years Updated Nov. 7, 1:17 p.m.: Conrad Murray found guilty Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson's personal physician, is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the singer's 2009 death. See our complete coverage of the trial and list of witnesses so far. View Post»

Kumeyaay Indians living in Baja offer glimpse into the past

Kumeyaay living in Baja offer glimpse into the past

Posted On: 11:10 p.m. | September 26, 2011

The Kumeyaay Indians were the first Indians the missionaries found when they reached Alta California in San Diego. Like most local tribes, they were driven to near extinction. But in the isolated canyons of the Tijuana River watershed, high in the Baja peninsula, groups remained, relatively unbothered. A number of them speak the language as their first language, they harvest acorns and... View Post»

Surfing dogs

Sit, stay, surf: Surfing dogs in Huntington Beach

Posted On: 10:41 p.m. | September 25, 2011

Nearly two-dozen dogs competed Sunday in the Surf City Surf Dog competition in Huntington Beach. View Post»

Time-lapse video: Charles and Ray Eames' living room packed up and moved to LACMA

Time-lapse video: Charles and Ray Eames’ living room packed up, moved to LACMA

Posted On: 9:01 a.m. | September 25, 2011

The midcentury legends' untouched living room is relocated and reassembled, piece by piece, in a full-scale replica at LACMA for the exhibition 'Living In a Modern Way: California Design 1930-1965.' Read the full story by David Hay 'Charles and Ray Eames' living room makes an interim home at LACMA' and see more photos. View Post»

Monitoring habitat of the California Golden Trout

Monitoring habitat of the California golden trout

Posted On: 1:50 p.m. | September 24, 2011

A 10-year ban on grazing in a large portion of the Golden Trout Wilderness runs out this year. The ban was imposed to restore badly eroded habitat for the nearly extinct state fish. Now, the U.S. Forest Service must decide whether to eliminate grazing altogether or forge a compromise among contentious stakeholders, including environmentalists and ranchers who have run cattle through the Eastern... View Post»


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