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Photographer's journal: Bat cave assignment

Photographer’s journal: Bat cave assignment

Posted On: 5:01 a.m. | April 2, 2011

I jumped at the chance when photo editor Rob St. John asked me if I was interested in going to the caves of New Mexico in search of bats infected with white-nose syndrome. The story has so many layers and levels and certainly has the creep factor going for it. White-nose syndrome is spreading like wildfire through the bat communities in the East, through 16 states, leaving more than 1... View Post»

A close call on the front line in Libya

A close call near the front line in Libya

Posted On: 6:43 p.m. | April 1, 2011

The car rode very roughly as we drove away from the scene of the blast. We got out and saw that a piece of shrapnel had punctured a large hole in the right rear tire’s sidewall. But there wasn’t time to change it. We had to get away and drove the next five miles on shredded rubber and the rim. View Post»

Dodgers season opener | March 31, 2011
  • Christina House / For The Times

Dodgers season opener | March 31, 2011

Posted On: 6:43 a.m. | April 1, 2011

With Vin Scully in the press box, Placido Domingo singing the national anthem, and Fernando Valenzuela delivering the ceremonial first pitch, the Los Angeles Dodgers opened the 2011 MLB season with a 2-1 win over the San Francisco Giants Thursday afternoon. View Post»

La Rinconada: Peru’s city of dreams

La Rinconada: Peru’s city of dreams

Posted On: 5:00 a.m. | April 1, 2011

Sleeping was near impossible. I wandered in and out of a dreamland, not knowing if I was awake or asleep. The relentless booming of bad ’80s hits emanating from the bordellos up the street didn’t help any. I began to question what I was doing in this lawless, polluted boom town 17,200 feet up in the Peruvian Andes. View Post»

Broken Promise

Gold fever in La Rinconada

Posted On: 12:02 a.m. | April 1, 2011

Dwarfed by a vast gray glacier, La Rinconada, 17,000 feet or so above sea level-the highest city in the world, according to National Geographic-clings precariously to the side of an Andean peak in southeast Peru. It is a town bereft of law, government, warmth and color. No tree, bush or blade of grass can find life in its frozen and rocky ground. Black and gray paths, contaminated with sewage... View Post»

Blue Angels’ winter home

Blue Angels’ winter home

Posted On: 4:18 p.m. | March 30, 2011

For 44 years, El Centro has been the squadron’s winter home, the training ground where new team members integrate with second-year veterans to perfect their 45-minute show. View Post»

Rebels in Libya

Rebels pushed back to Benghazi, Libya

Posted On: 3:59 p.m. | March 30, 2011

By Luis Sinco, Los Angeles Times The rebels began retreating more than 24 hours ago and didn't stop until they reached Benghazi today, March 30, and disappeared into the sprawling urban landscape. The opposition reportedly has a nominal force on the eastern edge of Ajdabiya to confront hard-charging Kadafi loyalist forces to which they have yielded more than 200 miles of territory since... View Post»

Rebels in retreat in Libya

Libya: Rebels retreat after failed attempt to take Surt

Posted On: 4:07 p.m. | March 29, 2011

By Luis Sinco, Los Angeles Times The road out of Bin Jawwad looked like rush hour on the 405 Freeway as the rebels ran for their lives today after taking a pounding from forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi. With no air cover from the allied Western powers, the rebels faced the enemy completely on their own -- and again were outgunned and overmatched. Initial reports had the... View Post»

Cancer survivor turns medication into jewelry

Cancer survivor turns medication into jewelry

Posted On: 2:49 p.m. | March 29, 2011

Susan Braig, a 61-year-old Altadena cancer survivor, takes old pharmaceutical pills and tablets and mounts them on costume jewelry to create colorful necklaces, pendants, earrings and tiaras that she sells. It's a way to help pay off her medical debt. View Post»

Libyan rebels return to Bin Jawwad

Libyan rebels on front line in Bin Jawwad

Posted On: 2:23 p.m. | March 28, 2011

A gallery of images from the Libyan rebel front, between Bin Jawwad to Ras Lanuf After advancing swiftly westward over the weekend, rebel fighters in Libya were halted abruptly Monday by stiff resistance from government fighters about 50 miles east of the key government garrison town of Surt. Read David Zucchino's full story   RELATED A ride through familiar terrain ... View Post»

A Ride Through Familiar Terrain

A ride through familiar terrain

Posted On: 8:50 p.m. | March 27, 2011

We took a ride through familiar terrain today, even though we hadn’t seen it for almost two weeks. It seems like forever since we were last in Ras Lanuf, where rebels fighting forces loyal to Moammar Kadafi began their long retreat under a hail of shells, missiles and bombs. But a lot can change over time — and the rebels are back and pushing quickly towards Surt, Kadafi’s hometown... View Post»

Libyan uprising retakes Ajdabiya

Libyan uprising retakes Ajdabiya

Posted On: 7:50 p.m. | March 26, 2011

For the second time in six days, warplanes of allied Western forces bombed and strafed Kadafi loyalist forces, laying waste to heavy armor, artillery and men at the entrances on both sides of the key city some 95 miles southwest of Benghazi. View Post»

LAPD officer Deon Joseph

LAPD Officer Deon Joseph connects with Skid Row community

Posted On: 9:58 p.m. | March 25, 2011

On the rough streets of downtown's skid row, LAPD Officer Deon Joseph is an imposing figure at 5 feet 10 and 265 pounds. But as the department's liaison with the area's homeless, he's here to serve and protect.  He teaches a self-defense class for women, helps place people in transitional housing and runs a mentoring program for youths. See more stories of the people who make L.A.... View Post»

Libya scene

Libya fighting: “A kumbaya moment” on the front line with rebels

Posted On: 2:42 p.m. | March 25, 2011

By Luis Sinco, Los Angeles Times I was standing at the front line on the outskirts of Ajdabiya on Friday listening to Times reporter David Zucchino interview a rebel fighter we had met three days before. The fighter was telling us that the rebels were "getting organized" for a concerted attack on the town held by forces loyal to Moammar Kadafi. It was deja vu all over again, because it... View Post»

Mexican Navy on patrol for smugglers

Mexican navy on patrol for smugglers

Posted On: 7:44 p.m. | March 24, 2011

Smugglers are launching more immigrant-filled boats than ever before toward California - about one every three days - and taking extraordinary, sometimes dangerous, measures to evade U.S. and Mexican patrols. Times photographer Bob Chamberlin rode along with the Mexican Navy on patrol off the coast of Ensenada. Here's a look at that those images. Read Richard Marosi's story View Post»

Rebel prison in Libya

Journalists visit prisoners held by rebels in Libya

Posted On: 3:37 p.m. | March 23, 2011

By Luis Sinco, Los Angeles Times Western and Arab journalists were taken by bus today to a location in Benghazi where men accused of fighting on the side of dictator Moammar Kadafi are currently imprisoned. In a scene out of the movies about the dreaded penal colonies of French Guyana, some 50 Libyan and African men sat quietly against the high walls of a sun-drenched concrete prison... View Post»


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