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.
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
Posted On: 3:00 a.m. | September 24, 2011
Before the economy crashed, home for the Long family was a two-bedroom house with a pool. For most of this year, it was a shelter on skid row. Over a year later, they're hoping for a Section 8 voucher that would help pay for a permanent apartment, giving the children a stable living environment.
Andre and Equllia Tucker hoped to own their own home one day. "It's the American dream," Andre... View Post»
Posted On: 3:15 p.m. | September 23, 2011
Ten Muslim students found guilty of conspiring to disrupt -– and then disrupting –- a speech at UC Irvine by Israel's ambassador were sentenced Friday afternoon to three years' informal probation. They will not serve any jail time.
Read these additional stories:
'Irvine 11' students 'motivated by beliefs,' judge says
‘Irvine 11’: 10 students sentenced to probation, no jail time... View Post»
Posted On: 8:28 p.m. | September 19, 2011
Fresno has one of the highest per-capita rates of intravenous drug use in the country and its rates of needle-contracted AIDS and hepatitis C are climbing. Public health experts agree that needle exchanges — services that collect dirty syringes and supply clean ones to addicts – curb disease, and they have been permitted in San Francisco, Los Angeles and cities throughout the country for... View Post»
Posted On: 11:50 a.m. | September 19, 2011
Times photographer Kirk McKoy set up his photo booth at the 15th annual "Entertainment Tonight" Emmy Party, which took place at the Vibiana in downtown L.A. after the Emmy Awards show. Here are some of the glitterati who stepped inside. View Post»
Posted On: 11:13 a.m. | September 17, 2011
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ hosted their annual "Friday-before-the-Emmys" cocktail celebration Friday night. Check out our photo booth by Times photographer Kirk McKoy View Post»
Posted On: 5:16 p.m. | September 14, 2011
Watch how Los Angeles Times photographer Jay L. Clendenin photographs performers for the new made-for-L.A. show from Cirque du Soleil, “Iris,” which opens this week at the Kodak Theatre. View Post»
Posted On: 4:56 p.m. | September 14, 2011
Once you strip away the Hollywood glamour and glitz, movies are an art of light and motion, transformation and perception. ‘Iris,’ the new made-for-Los-Angeles show from Cirque du Soleil that opens this week at the Kodak Theatre, celebrates the magic of cinematic makeover, captured in these before-and-after portraits by Los Angeles Times photographer Jay L. Clendenin. View Post»