Posted On: 10:50 a.m. | December 24, 2010
Times contract photographer Christina House spent a month shooting pictures for a story about homeless gay youths in Los Angeles County.
Two of her subjects, AJ and his boyfriend Alex, became the focus of the story by Los Angeles Times staff writer Alexandra Zavis about the dangers and difficulties of being homosexual and living on the streets.
Zavis reported that, every year, hundreds of... View Post»
Posted On: 9:00 a.m. | December 22, 2010
Southern California has been hit by a string of heavy rains, with the latest storm causing flooding, road closures and evacuation orders in Orange County.
The wet weather has swollen streams and rivers. Highways were flooded and several mudslides and rock slides were reported late Monday night and into Tuesday. On Wednesday, Laguna Beach awoke to find its Main Beach washed away by... View Post»
Posted On: 1:22 p.m. | December 20, 2010
In Mexico's 4-year-old drug war, easy money and clout are luring ever-younger thousands into the ranks of violent drug cartels.
Desperate to escape poverty and lacking in education, they are a virtually endless supply of foot soldiers to the cartels. Some end up as thugs, gunmen, mules, peddlers and lookouts. Mexico risks losing part of a generation.
"These kids are victimizers, but they... View Post»
Posted On: 1:45 p.m. | December 17, 2010
The Catholic monks of the New Camaldoli Hermitage have lived a world apart in the inspirational majesty of Big Sur for half a century. They know well the power of prayer and contemplation. Money management is another matter. Never did they imagine their most vexing problem would be finding a way to close a $300,000-a-year budget deficit. Or reviving a flagging fruitcake business that has helped... View Post»
Posted On: 4:29 p.m. | December 16, 2010
Betty White just seems so cool and this is a great story solidifies that notion.
Posted On: 3:48 p.m. | December 16, 2010
“Oh, is that distracting? What, can’t you concentrate!?” - Jerry Lewis View Post»
Posted On: 3:28 p.m. | December 16, 2010
Genaro Molina, in his words on an assignment to photograph Gustavo Dudamel and Placido Domingo. View Post»
Posted On: 1:43 p.m. | December 16, 2010
In his words: Genaro Molina talks about photographing The Doors View Post»
Posted On: 1:27 p.m. | December 16, 2010
I love this story. ... In L.A. Times photographer Genaro Molina's words: There are many hurdles to every portrait assignment. Photographing the Dalai Lama had more than its share.
After talking my way into the Dalai Lama’s Beverly Hills hotel suite, I had a member of his security team help me set up a black backdrop near a bank of windows that would provide a natural Rembrandt-like light.... View Post»
Posted On: 6:00 a.m. | December 14, 2010
Dogs make great subjects to photograph because they’re funny and unpredictable. Over the years I’ve enjoyed capturing their antics.
A few months ago I worked on a story about the booming population of pet dogs in downtown Los Angeles. The idea of dogs in such an urban environment was interesting to me, and I wanted to create a humorous audio slideshow of dogs in this setting.
Everyday... View Post»
Posted On: 6:29 p.m. | December 13, 2010
By Carolyn Cole, Los Angeles Times
High in Haiti’s Saint Nicolas Mountains, six hours north of Port-au-Prince, the sky is a brilliant blue, and residents in the village of Bwaneufe live off the land with food to spare. There is no TV, radio or cellphone service, and a trail that serves as a road is just a rocky riverbed.
Now the pristine remoteness of the village has become a deadly... View Post»
Posted On: 9:57 p.m. | December 10, 2010
There were many poignant moments in 2010. We did our best to cover them one frame at a time. View Post»
Posted On: 7:23 p.m. | December 10, 2010
In recent weeks, a Times reporter Alexandra Zavis and photographer Christina House spent time with several gay homeless men in their early 20s. They agreed to speak openly about their lives, including illegal drug use and other criminal activity, on the condition that their full names not be used. View Post»
Posted On: 1:34 p.m. | December 6, 2010
"It was like a demolition derby chasing the ball around," says one bike-polo player in a story by Times staff writer Abby Sewell: "Bike polo gains ground in L.A."
To play the game, teams of three chase a street hockey ball across the court wielding long-handled mallets fashioned from ski poles and plastic piping. Most place colorful plastic covers on their wheels to keep balls and mallets from... View Post»
Posted On: 4:12 p.m. | December 4, 2010
In an examination of law enforcement reports, lawsuits and news accounts, the Times identified 32 Boy Scouts and Scout leaders who have died in the last five years in various outdoor activities. Investigations by rangers and sheriffs have documented deaths resulting from heatstroke, falls, lightning, drowning, electrocution and burns, among others.
In many cases, adult leaders appear to have... View Post»
Posted On: 4:44 p.m. | December 3, 2010
Photographer Mariah Tauger spent time with Compton resident Shanice McKinley as she prepared to compete in the Miss California 2011 pageant in Rancho Mirage. McKinley, who had the title of Miss Compton, would be the city's first contestant to compete in the Miss California pageant. Her goal was not to come away with the title but rather to change public perception of her city.
Here's an... View Post»