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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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Struggling to stay financially afloat

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»

Guilty verdict in 'Irvine 11' case

Guilty verdict in ‘Irvine 11’ case

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»

Fresno's underground needle exchange program

Fresno’s underground needle exchange program

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»

Entertainment Tonight Emmy Party

Photo booth: ‘Entertainment Tonight’ Emmy Party

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»

Friday before the Emmys cocktail celebration

Photo Booth: Friday before the Emmys cocktail celebration

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»

Jay Clendenin photographs Cirque du Soleil

Behind the scenes video: Cirque du Soleil photo shoot

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»

Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil performers before and after photos

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»

State parks

Some state parks threatened with closure

Posted On: 9:54 p.m. | September 9, 2011

The move to lock up one-fourth of the state park system -- long-threatened in California but never carried out -- has exposed a maze of obstacles and complications that could undercut any potential savings and leave California’s open space vulnerable to vandalism, marijuana farmers and poachers. Read the full story by Tony Barboza: Closing the gates to Eden to save money View Post»

Massive Blackout

Massive blackout leaves 4 million customers without power [Updated]

Posted On: 7:15 p.m. | September 8, 2011

More than 1.4 million customers lost power during a blackout in the San Diego area Thursday afternoon. San Diego Gas and Electric officials said the outage appears to have originated in Arizona and the outages extended across Southern California and into Arizona and Baja California. View Post»

9-11 then and now
  • Mark Lennihan / Associated Press

Revisiting scenes of 9/11 in photographs

Posted On: 2:34 p.m. | September 8, 2011

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Associated Press photographer and photo editor Mark Lennihan was at home with his family in Brooklyn when a neighbor, who knew Lennihan was in the news business, told him a plane had struck the World Trade Center. Lennihan called his office and was told to go to Brooklyn Heights where he could get a good view of the Manhattan skyline across the East River.... View Post»


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