Posted On: 1:32 p.m. | March 21, 2011
The first days of spring in Southern California brought a winter-like storm, with snow in the mountains and cold rain inundating many areas. The grapevine was closed briefly, trees toppled onto cars and a "slipout" of earth beside Ortega Highway, 14 miles east of Interstate 5, undermined a 40-foot length of guardrail and asphalt curb. View Post»
Posted On: 1:00 p.m. | March 20, 2011
On a wet and rainy Sunday, Markos Geneti set a new record in winning the 2011 Los Angeles Marathon. Buzanesh Deba of Ethiopia was the top-finishing woman in the event, whose course ran from Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica. Check out the photographs by the Los Angeles Times photographers. View Post»
Posted On: 7:12 p.m. | March 18, 2011
When you no longer flinch at the sound of gunfire, even as it thunders just a few inches away, you kind of get the feeling that it's time to go. “You are not even scared,” said my driver Ali, shaking his head. “They are shooting very close and you don't jump.” View Post»
Posted On: 10:27 p.m. | March 17, 2011
By Luis Sinco, Los Angeles Times
I was watching the news in my hotel room, but my mind was on the trip out of Libya tomorrow. Times reporters Jeffrey Fleishman, David Zucchino and I had made the long trek from Benghazi to Tobruk on our way to Egypt.
In the wake of news that four New York Times journalists were missing in action, we got orders to leave the country immediately.
But on... View Post»
Posted On: 7:52 p.m. | March 17, 2011
With a trace of humor and no small amount of pride, Kelly Gneiting, 40, calls himself the Fat Man. He weighs 405 pounds. Even so, he is an athlete, and he is hardly shy about saying how good he is. “I honestly think I’m one of the best athletes in the world,” he says. The Fat Man is a three-time national champion sumo wrestler. Now he has willed himself into something far more unlikely:... View Post»
Posted On: 3:24 p.m. | March 17, 2011
Photographer Jay L. Clendenin shares the approach and experience of photographing Michael Connelly and Matthew McConaughey. View Post»
Posted On: 4:15 p.m. | March 15, 2011
Times staff photographer Luis Sinco has been in Libya for about three weeks working in rebel-held areas. He filed this report about the situation in Benghazi as he packed for his departure tomorrow. View Post»
Posted On: 10:08 p.m. | March 13, 2011
By Luis Sinco, Los Angeles Times
I literally shot from the hip at the front lines Sunday. I had no other choice and did not raise the camera to my eye as retreating rebels abruptly turned their wrath on members of the Western media covering the nearly month-long Libyan uprising.
Amid the chaos and panic at the gates of Ajdabiya, rebel fighters immediately singled me out — telling me in... View Post»
Posted On: 3:30 p.m. | March 11, 2011
Times photographer Rick Loomis and Luis Sinco are in Libya covering the conflict. Sinco is in rebel-held territory in the east and Loomis is with a government-sponsored tour of journalists in the west. Loomis filed this report about his day visiting Zawiya, near Tripoli, days after heavy fighting there:
On Friday two buses and a few vans full of journalists were taken about 30 miles west of... View Post»
Posted On: 4:31 p.m. | March 10, 2011
Times photographers Luis Sinco and Rick Loomis are in Libya covering the conflict. Loomis is with a government-sponsored tour in the capital, Tripoli. Sinco is working in rebel-held territory in eastern Libya and filed this report after witnessing their retreat farther east:
Few things look so forlorn as an army in retreat.
After a week of fierce fighting against forces loyal to Libyan... View Post»
Posted On: 5:37 p.m. | March 9, 2011
Thousands of women marched through the streets of Benghazi on Wednesday to rally in front of the courthouse for an event commemorating International Women's Day. View Post»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»