Posted On: 6:00 a.m. | January 8, 2013
The searing Texas sun glistens off the silver chalice as it stands poolside at the home of Kings defenseman Alec Martinez. The Stanley Cup is thousands of miles from it’s Canadian roots, but looks right at home as pool water and champagne splash over the stamped names of former NHL champions. View Post»
Posted On: 7:50 a.m. | January 6, 2013
Carlos Sanchez ignored his diabetes for nearly 15 years. Then in February of last year he got a sore on his foot that wouldn't go away. Sanchez went to the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center emergency room, where doctors had to amputate his leg. View Post»
Posted On: 3:33 p.m. | January 2, 2013
Rahmatullah, an illiterate young man with a wispy beard and remnants of teenage acne, may represent the last, best hope for Afghanistan’s national army.
Wearing an old Russian-style helmet and firing an American M-16 automatic rifle, he squinted as his hissing rounds found their target on a firing range at the national training academy.
At his elbow was his first cousin Azizullah, a... View Post»
Posted On: 9:15 a.m. | January 2, 2013
The Los Angeles Times has reviewed nearly 1,900 confidential files kept by the Boy Scouts of America on employees and volunteers accused of sexual abuse. The review revealed many instances in which problems were not promptly recognized and abuse suspects were not held to account — and scouts were harmed as a result. View Post»
Posted On: 9:33 a.m. | January 1, 2013
The 124th Tournament of Roses Parade kicked off early on a chilly New Year's Day morning in Pasadena, with much-anticipated excitement, color and life.
Framework presents the best images of the 2013 Rose Parade as captured by the photojournalists of the Los Angeles Times.
Enjoy! View Post»
Posted On: 4:44 p.m. | December 31, 2012
I was brought up in a family of doctors, nurses and psychologists and I've always had a deep respect for medicine and healthcare professionals. But while working over the last year on the prescription drug series "Dying for Relief," I saw a side of medicine I never expected -- one that can lead to pain, loss and sorrow. View Post»
Posted On: 8:10 p.m. | December 28, 2012
Gerald Freeman unlocks the gate to the small power plant and goes inside. Three rows of solar collectors, elevated on troughs that track the sun’s arc like sunflowers, afford a glimpse of California’s possible energy future.
This facility and a smaller version across the road produce some about 80% of the power required by Nipton’s 60 residents, its general store and motel.
Freeman,... View Post»
Posted On: 7:33 p.m. | December 28, 2012
Volunteers converge on Pasadena to decorate floats for the Tournament of Roses Parade. View Post»
Posted On: 6:12 p.m. | December 26, 2012
Luis Luna, 20, returned to his hometown of South Gate in May. His arms and legs were scraped raw from cactus needles and his eyes kept blinking, still starved of moisture from his eight-day journey through the Arizona desert the week before. View Post»
Posted On: 6:03 p.m. | December 25, 2012
Taking up a city block on Wilshire Boulevard’s Museum Row, the Petersen has drawn visitors since 1994. Its collection is considered one of the finest in the country with detailed dioramas and presentations that provide historic and cultural context.
The vault — once restricted to high-ranking museum personnel and visiting VIPs, but now open to the public through Jan. 6 — is far... View Post»
Posted On: 5:47 p.m. | December 25, 2012
A few minutes after 4 a.m., agents in camouflage cluster in a dusty field in Kern County. "Movement needs to be slow, deliberate and quiet," the team leader whispers. "Lock and load now."
They check their ammunition and assault rifles, not exactly sure who they might meet in the dark: heavily armed Mexican drug traffickers, or just poorly-paid fieldworkers camping miserably in the brush.
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Posted On: 3:52 p.m. | December 25, 2012
As American troops shift from combat to advising, the ominous specter of "insider attacks" by Afghan troops has strained the relationship between the two armies.
Sixty-two Western coalition troops have been killed this year in 46 such attacks, leaving many American soldiers deeply suspicious of their erstwhile allies. At the same time, some Afghan officers and soldiers say they feel abandoned... View Post»
Posted On: 7:24 p.m. | December 22, 2012
Brazil is dealing with what officials call a crack epidemic, affecting Brazilians of all ages and confounding government efforts to deal with it. Almost a year after a high-profile police effort to clean up Sao Paulo’s cracolandia as part of a revitalization program for the historic center, the outposts remain, but in a number of shifting locations rather than one large one.
Crack is cheap... View Post»
Posted On: 6:32 p.m. | December 22, 2012
State scientists, grappling with an explosion of marijuana-growing in the North Coast, recently studied aerial imagery of a small tributary of the Eel River, spawning grounds for endangered coho salmon and other threatened fish.
In the remote, 37-square-mile patch of forest, they counted 281 outdoor pot farms and 286 greenhouses, containing an estimated 20,000 plants — mostly fed by water... View Post»
Posted On: 8:05 p.m. | December 21, 2012
This is a sovereign land of otherworldly beauty. Mist spills down a valley that winds from the Giant Sequoias to the elderberry and oak of the Sierra foothills. Stars in a black night sky seem as close as the candles that have been lighted in vigil during this tribe's darkest moment
For nearly two weeks, Yokut tribal members have been coming to the Church on the Hill, lighting candles. The... View Post»
Posted On: 6:37 p.m. | December 21, 2012
By Arkasha Stevenson
“Hola, Snow White!”
That’s how Jesús, who was suffering from terminal cancer, would greet me. Even when he was sick in bed and not even sure where he was.
I had met Jesús months before his fourth brain surgery, and he agreed to have the rest of his life photographed for a story to run in the Los... View Post»