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Twins celebrate 100th birthday

100-year-old twins inseparable and best friends

Posted On: 5:36 p.m. | March 8, 2011

Times photographer Mel Melcon had been wanting to photograph a pair of 100-year-old identical twin sisters, Venice Shaw and Inez Harries, but because of a mix-up, the assignment was given to another photographer. Discouraged at first, Melcon later found out that the sisters were being thrown a party for their 100th birthday by family members at Inez's church. This was a chance to get them... View Post»


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Massive fish die-off in King Harbor

Massive fish die-off in King Harbor Marina

Posted On: 2:21 p.m. | March 8, 2011

Redondo Beach officials said initial assessments suggest oxygen depletion in the King Harbor basins caused the massive fish die-off. "Every indication is that this is a naturally occurring event," a state Fish and Game official said. "It’s just a mess. It's going to smell for a while, but the city's doing a great job with the cleanup." More on the story here. View Post»

Gusting High Winds

A desert road is buffeted

Posted On: 8:47 p.m. | March 7, 2011

Gusting high winds blew large sand dunes onto Indian Canyon Drive, forcing the road to be closed. View Post»

Libyan rebels bury dead as more recruits enlist

Libyan rebels bury their dead as more recruits enlist

Posted On: 1:00 p.m. | March 3, 2011

The day after Libyan government forces were repelled in their attack on the rebel-controlled city of Port Brega, which houses a key oil facility and air base, rebels buried the dead and recruits of all ages began training at a site in nearby Benghazi. The victory at Port Brega has greatly raised morale among the rebels  and boosted the number of able-bodied men volunteering for the fight... View Post»

Behind the stage at Tahrir Square

Behind the stage at Tahrir Square in Cairo

Posted On: 1:51 a.m. | March 2, 2011

During the recent uprising in Cairo, One small section of Tahrir Square, in front of a branch of the American fast food chain Hardee’s, was transformed into the nascent opposition headquarters. A stage was erected, former opposition leaders, average citizens and grass roots organizers gathered there to speak to the masses via a scratchy public address system. View Post»

Who is JR?
  • Christina House / For the Los Angeles Times

Who is JR?

Posted On: 6:58 a.m. | March 1, 2011

What are those gigantic faces looking at me on the side of building around town all about? View Post»

Anti-government forces set-up outside Marsa Al Buraygab

Libyan rebels set up checkpoint outside Marsa al Burayqah

Posted On: 2:45 p.m. | February 28, 2011

Gunmen set up a checkpoint on the outskirts of Marsa al Burayqah, the western edge of territory under the control of Libyan revolutionaries. Beyond lies the city of Sirte, the hometown of Moammar Kadafi and a stronghold of forces loyal to the dictator. View Post»

Backstage at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards

Backstage at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards

Posted On: 11:53 p.m. | February 27, 2011

Los Angeles Times photographer Al Seib takes us backstage at the Academy Awards for a unique behind-the-scenes glimpse of the anticipation, the excitement and the energy of Hollywood's biggest night. For full coverage of the 2011 Oscars, please visit The Envelope. View Post»

Anti-government protesters continue to control Benghazi

Foreigners continue to flee Libya, ships in Benghazi evacuate guest workers

Posted On: 3:41 p.m. | February 26, 2011

Thousands of foreigners continued their exodus from Libya as Moammar Kadafi reportedly deployed mercenaries in Tripoli. In the Libyan port city of Benghazi, guest workers stood in line for hours to board three ships as they evacuated the town currently under the control of anti-government protesters. In the Tunisian border town of Ras Ajdir, refugees flooded the barren landscape as they jostled... View Post»

Cold, rain and low snow levels

Cold, rain and low snow levels

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

Snow levels dropped below 1,000 feet, bringing a dusting to local hillsides in Southern California. A low-pressure center from Alaska is expected to bring overnight temperatures down into the 30s. View Post»

68th Annual Pictures of the Year International competition

Pictures of the Year International announces 2010 winners

Posted On: 6:57 p.m. | February 25, 2011

The winners of the 68th Annual Pictures of the Year International competition were announced this week by the University of Missouri School of Journalism.  Los Angeles Times photojournalist Barbara Davidson won several top awards in the newspaper division for her work documenting the pain and suffering of victims and their families in the aftermath of gang violence.  Stories from Davidson's... View Post»

Libyan town of Agedabya liberated and refugees cross into Tunisia at Raj Adjir

Libyan town of Ajdabiya taken over by protesters while refugees cross into Tunisia at Ras Ajdir

Posted On: 3:43 p.m. | February 25, 2011

Inspired by revolutions in neighboring Tunisia and Egypt, Libyans have taken to the streets against Moammar Kadafi. Many of Libya's diplomats, officials and soldiers have already turned against him. Foreign journalists have been all but barred from traveling to Libya, although many have entered eastern Libya, much of which is now under the control of the opposition. View Post»

Unrest across the Middle East and North Africa

Documenting a wave of political unrest across the Middle East and North Africa

Posted On: 2:54 p.m. | February 25, 2011

As political unrest spread across the Middle East and North Africa, the times dispatched photojournalists Carolyn Cole, Michael Robinson Chavez, Rick Loomis and Luis Sinco to cover the often violent clashes between anti-government protesters and government forces. View Post»

Funeral service for firefighter Glenn Allen

Funeral service for firefighter Glenn Allen

Posted On: 11:06 a.m. | February 25, 2011

Thousands of firefighters crowded into the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels for the funeral service for Los Angeles city firefighter Glenn Allen, who was fatally injured while battling a house fire in the Hollywood Hills the night of Feb. 16. View Post»


On the ground in Libya and Tunisia

Posted On: 4:07 p.m. | February 24, 2011

Times staff photographers Rick Loomis and Luis Sinco are covering the turmoil in Libya. Sinco is in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi which is under protesters' control and Loomis is on the border in Tunisia. View Post»

John Gorton

Farrier shoes horses for 35 years in Southern California

Posted On: 6:10 p.m. | February 22, 2011

When farrier John Gorton fires up the forge and starts to shape a horse’s shoe, he opens a door onto an ancient trade that thrives in this modern region. The work is physically demanding. The clients can be skittish and their owners temperamental. But in the company of these animals -- alive to the flicker of their ears and the darkness in their eyes -- he finds a wildness that is beautiful... View Post»


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