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»
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»
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»
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»
Posted On: 4:40 p.m. | September 6, 2011
Sister Margaret Farrell and Leane make a cheerful pair: the Irish nun and the transgender woman.
Leane was kicked out of the house at 13 and spent years cycling between group homes and the streets.
Sister Margaret, 51, grew up on a farm in southwest Ireland. County Cork is known as the “rebel county” for its history of resistance to English Protestant rule. But her Catholic parents... View Post»
Posted On: 2:00 a.m. | September 5, 2011
Julius English works as a behavioral therapist for children with special needs and, over the years, has developed a magical touch. The 39-year-old has a learning disability, but basketball has helped him push his limits.
Eric Calhoun doesn’t play baseball, but he’s the biggest fan at college and minor league parks across the Southland. The 37-year-old has been going to games for almost... View Post»
Posted On: 3:49 p.m. | September 1, 2011
Dr. Arthur C. Bartner has been the colorful director of the USC Marching Band since 1970. Though he used to say he would retire when Pete Carroll left USC he now says he'll stay forever. View Post»
Posted On: 3:22 p.m. | September 1, 2011
A storm near Antarctica, Australia and New Zealand has created a strong southwest swell that is hitting the Southern California coast.
Pedestrians had to take take quick steps back as waves crashed over Strand Way in Oceanside. The portion of the popular oceanfront street was closed after a pedestrian walking through puddles reported being shocked.
Familiar spots like the Wedge in... View Post»
Posted On: 2:34 p.m. | August 30, 2011
Today is Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting.
Posted On: 7:00 a.m. | August 29, 2011
John Peterson has kept the Hollywood emblems gleaming for 15 years. With 2,412 stars, that's 110 a day and a full-time job. View Post»
Posted On: 6:00 a.m. | August 29, 2011
For nine months, firefighters from Rescue 5 dug through the ruins of the World Trade Center searching for bodies. Among the dead were 11 men from the elite Staten Island rescue company who had raced toward the smoking towers on Sept. 11. Few remains were ever found. Flags covered empty caskets. Basic answers – such as where they were when they died – proved elusive. New faces filled the... View Post»
Posted On: 7:45 a.m. | August 28, 2011
Photographing Hollywood celebrities is often a challenging job for a Los Angeles Times photographer. View Post»