Posted On: 10:25 p.m. | April 12, 2011
As the California Legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown cutting billions of dollars in government services to help balance the state budget, nowhere are the effects likely to be felt more deeply than in Tulare County. It has become the Golden State’s welfare capital. Nearly a quarter of the population in this Central Valley agricultural region lives in poverty, and one in three residents receives... View Post»
Posted On: 10:20 a.m. | April 12, 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.
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Posted On: 10:40 p.m. | April 10, 2011
Over 100 teenage foster girls under the supervision of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services attend Prom Prep 2011 "Pretty Girl Rock" held at Valley Beth Shalom. The teens had their hair and makeup done by professionals who volunteered their time. The teens picked out prom dresses, shoes and jewelry after which they had their photos taken before a walk down the red... View Post»
Posted On: 10:45 a.m. | April 8, 2011
With Coachella 2011 just days away and the excitement mounting, we take a look back at last year's music festival in the Southern California desert — which set a new attendance record of more than 225,000 — with images by Los Angeles Times staff photographers Jay L. Clendenin and Luis Sinco.
Our music blog, Pop & Hiss, has full coverage of this year's sold-out three-day event, now in... View Post»
Posted On: 8:02 p.m. | April 5, 2011
As the saying goes, the early bird gets the worm ... in this case a chance to catch a glimpse and photos of a wild bald eagle roosting outside the Orange County Zoo's bald eagle exhibit in Irvine Regional Park. View Post»
Posted On: 10:25 p.m. | April 4, 2011
Police SWAT officers surround the home of a man suspected of critically wounding a Los Angeles police officer during a shooting incident in Sylmar. Sergio O. Salazar, 53, was found dead Monday night inside the the residence. View Post»
Posted On: 8:17 p.m. | April 4, 2011
By Luis Sinco, Los Angeles Times
The rain came down when I arrived in Benghazi 41 days ago, and as I sped out of town Sunday morning it was appropriately raw and rainy again. I was dead tired, pulled a cap down over my eyes and immediately fell asleep.
The car hummed at high speed and I dreamed about my seventieth birthday. My kids had grown up, but there were a lot of little ones running... View Post»
Posted On: 7:31 p.m. | April 4, 2011
Thanks for visiting our photo booth at the official kickoff event for the Month of Photography. View Post»
Posted On: 8:11 a.m. | April 4, 2011
In the hours after the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami in northern Japan, the wheels were in motion to dispatch Los Angeles Times staffers to cover the disaster. Not only was this a huge story but earthquakes are a subject close to home for our readers in California. Reporters were sent from Beijing, New Delhi and Dubai. Staff photographers Carolyn Cole and Brian van der Brug... View Post»
Posted On: 7:01 a.m. | April 2, 2011
For better or worse, Huntington Beach has developed a reputation as a mecca for partiers (it even hosted the World Series of Beer Pong via satellite in 2008). Surfers, tourists, college students and gussied-up singles prowling for dates are among those who descend on the town’s Main Street every weekend in search of a good time.
On a recent evening, photographer Francine Orr... View Post»
Posted On: 5:05 a.m. | April 2, 2011
A fungus known as white-nose syndrome has swept across 16 states, killing more than 1 million bats. A majority of the dead bats were little brown bats, which have lost an estimated 20% of their population in the northeastern United States over the past four years. View Post»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»