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Bonds of tradition are a financial bind for Oaxacan migrants

Bonds of tradition are a financial bind for Oaxacan migrants

Posted On: 3:31 p.m. | November 20, 2012

Isaias Garcia had labored for decades to raise a family in Torrance when, in 2009, the Zapotec Indian faced a life-changing decision. The authorities of his family village of Santa Ana del Valle in the state of Oaxaca had called him home to serve without pay as a councilman for three years. If he refused, they could confiscate his property — a house and nine acres — under a centuries-old... View Post»

Reader photos: Best of Southern California Moments for October
  • Steve Willard

Reader photos: Best of Southern California Moments for October

Posted On: 11:43 a.m. | November 20, 2012

Something funny happened in October. October looked best in color. While there's usually a balance in the "best of" photos between black-and-white and color images, this month's selection is almost exclusively in color. The two exceptions to this are Rinzi Ruiz's image of a tired-looking vendor in the Jewelry District, and mariachis sitting on a bench waiting to perform on East Cesar E. Chavez... View Post»

Pictures in the News | November 20, 2012
  • Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images

Pictures in the News | November 20, 2012

Posted On: 10:34 a.m. | November 20, 2012

Pictures in the News from around the world. View Post»

Petroglyph thefts near Bishop stun federal authorities, Paiutes

Ancient petroglyphs stolen near Bishop

Posted On: 8:38 a.m. | November 20, 2012

At least four ancient petroglyphs were cut from cliffs at the Volcanic Tableland and dozens of others damaged in 'the worst act of vandalism ever seen' on federal lands in the area. View Post»

Time for Turkey
  • Robert Durell / Los Angeles Times

Time for Turkey

Posted On: 12:15 a.m. | November 20, 2012

It's time for a collection of turkey photos from the Los Angeles Times Archive. View Post»

Pictures in the News | Nov. 19, 2012
  • Kevin Frayer / Associated Press

Pictures in the News | Nov. 19, 2012

Posted On: 3:02 p.m. | November 19, 2012

In Monday's Pictures in the News, Israeli soldiers mass on the border of the Gaza Strip as the conflict between Hamas and Israel continues (more photos); recovery vehicles surround the Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft seen shortly after landing with the International Space Station (ISS) crew of Japanese astronaut Aki Hoshide, Russian cosmonaut Yury Malenchenko and U.S. astronaut Sunita Williams... View Post»

A young shooting victim wrestles with his fears.

A young shooting victim wrestles with his fears

Posted On: 1:35 p.m. | November 19, 2012

Davien Graham knew the gangbanger who shot and paralyzed him five years ago, he recognized him as the shots were being fired. That knowledge put the 16-year-old Monrovia boy in a bind. Davien wasn't a gang member, but he was raised by Crips. He knew that if he snitched on the shooter, he and his brothers and sisters would be at risk of retaliation. He also knew, however, that if he denied... View Post»

High-flying fashion
  • Joe Kennedy / Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

High-flying fashion

Posted On: 1:00 a.m. | November 19, 2012

A variety of new uniforms are modeled by airline stewardess. View Post»


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