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Behind the Lens | The lighter side of lift in LA

Behind the Lens | The lighter side of life in L.A.

Posted On: 5:00 a.m. | August 22, 2013

Photographer Mel Melcon has always had an interest in looking for candid moments that are funny. View Post»

'Miss Beautiful Ape' contest
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‘Miss Beautiful Ape’ contest

Posted On: 12:04 a.m. | August 22, 2013

Radio personality Gary Owens runs Miss Beautiful Ape contest at Century City that coincided with release of "Conquest of the Planet of the Apes," the fourth movie in the Planet of the Apes series. View Post»

Pictures in the News | August 21, 2013
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Pictures in the News | August 21, 2013

Posted On: 10:03 a.m. | August 21, 2013

Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in Maryland, where Army Private First Class Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison, ending a summer-long court-martial in which he was convicted of espionage for leaking a vast trove of classified U.S. military and diplomatic materials to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks in 2010. View Post»

Current time anywhere
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Current time anywhere

Posted On: 12:09 a.m. | August 21, 2013

Inventor Fred G. Burg shows off clock giving current time for 166 major cities throughout the world. View Post»

Pictures in the News | Aug. 20, 2013

Pictures in the News | Aug. 20, 2013

Posted On: 11:13 a.m. | August 20, 2013

In Tuesday's Pictures in the news: —The 10 Freeway in Pomona was shut down in both directions Monday night after two accidents, including a fiery crash involving a big rig and several vehicles that left one person dead. The pileup was reported about 8:30 p.m. near Towne Avenue after the big rig collided with three to four vehicles, the California Highway Patrol said. One of the vehicles... View Post»

Time and Tides: Teaching photography workshop in the Philippines
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Time and Tides: Teaching photography workshop in the Philippines

Posted On: 7:09 a.m. | August 20, 2013

By Luis Sinco, Los Angeles Times This month I teamed up with Magnum photographer Eli Reed and Armando Arorizo, owner of the Perfect Exposure Gallery in Los Angeles, to hold the first South Pacific Photo Workshop in the Philippines. The setting was Dumaguete City, the capital of Negros Oriental Province. The participants consisted of a mixed crew who possessed varied photographic skills,... View Post»

Cement facial at Grauman's Theatre
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Cement facial at Grauman’s Theatre

Posted On: 12:23 a.m. | August 20, 2013

Kirk Douglas gives Ken Murray a cement facial after putting his hand prints into concrete at Grauman's Chinese Theatre. View Post»

Pictures in the News | Aug. 19, 2013
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Pictures in the News | Aug. 19, 2013

Posted On: 10:23 a.m. | August 19, 2013

In Monday's Pictures in the News: — Lightning flashes near Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport as thunderstorms sweep across the area. — Ash rises from Mt. Sakurajima at Kagoshima  in Japan's southern island of Kyushu. It was the 500th eruption this year of Sakurajima. — Construction crews finished demolishing the 405 Freeway south connector to the 22 ahead of schedule in... View Post»


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