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Reader photos: Best of Southern California moments for July 2013
  • Javier Clift

Reader photos: Best of Southern California moments for July 2013

Posted On: 9:26 p.m. | August 6, 2013

This month saw one of my favorite photos to hit Southern California Moments, ever. I love Alveraz Ricardez's photo of an old man posing for a portrait, while a young boy looks in a window in the background. It's a great image not only because of the composition, and the old man's expression, but because it makes me ask questions. Was the boy's appearance serendipitous? Did Ricardez see him... View Post»

Shooting panoramas at high Gs over Switzerland
  • Dominik Baumann / Blick

Shooting panoramas at high Gs over Switzerland

Posted On: 9:05 a.m. | August 6, 2013

Swiss panoramic photographer Dominik Baumann shoots panos in a cramped cockpit of an upside-down Swiss air force aerobatic team Pilatus PC-7 trainer plane while in formation above the Alps. View Post»

Pictures in the News | Aug. 6, 2013

Pictures in the News | Aug. 6, 2013

Posted On: 9:00 a.m. | August 6, 2013

In Tuesday's Pictures in the News: — Firefighters drive next to a dangerous wall of flames while battling the Falls fire on Highway 74 just above Lake Elsinore in Southern California. More photos — Jennifer Vieras, 7, rests against her grandmother Bertha Nava during a protest outside in downtown Los Angeles to declare a "state of emergency" as state prisoners continue their hunger... View Post»

Santa Monica aerial by Spence Air Photos
  • Spence Air Service / Spence Air Photos

Santa Monica aerial by Spence Air Photos

Posted On: 12:25 a.m. | August 6, 2013

Aerial photo of Santa Monica Pier shoreline looking northwest from Casa del Mar Club located in the lower right corner. View Post»

Western U.S. under severe drought

Western U.S. under severe drought

Posted On: 7:30 p.m. | August 5, 2013

The American west is experiencing a devastating drought but no state is more parched than New Mexico. The entire state is officially in drought and scientists, farmers and ranchers are trying to figure out how to cope with this new dry reality. But nowhere is it worse than in New Mexico. In this parched state, the question is no longer how much worse it can get but whether it will ever get... View Post»

Pictures in the News | August 5, 2013

Pictures in the News | August 5, 2013

Posted On: 10:22 a.m. | August 5, 2013

Monday's Pictures in the News begins in Southern California, where remembrances and flowers lie at a makeshift memorial on the Venice Boardwalk as police continue to investigate a hit-and-run incident which killed one and injured 11. View Post»

President Reagan fires striking air traffic controllers
  • Rick Meyer / Los Angeles Times

President Reagan fires striking air traffic controllers

Posted On: 11:50 a.m. | August 4, 2013

More than 300 local striking air traffic controllers and their families demonstrate their unity at United Auto Workers hall in Los Angeles. They rejected President Reagan's order to return to work. View Post»

X Games take flight in Los Angeles for last time
  • Susannah Kay / Los Angeles Times

X Games take flight in Los Angeles for last time

Posted On: 11:40 p.m. | August 2, 2013

This year's X Games, which run through Sunday, are expected to attract large crowds to Staples Center, L.A. Live and the Irwindale Event Center. But last week, ESPN, which owns the event, announced that the 2014 X Games would move to Austin, Texas, after AEG and ESPN made a joint decision to end the current run in Los Angeles. View Post»


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