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Nativity scene at Old City Plaza
  • Art Rogers / Los Angeles Times

Nativity scene at Old City Plaza

Posted On: 12:13 a.m. | December 24, 2012

Elaborate figures create a dramatic Nativity display at Old City Plaza adjacent to Olvera St. in Los Angeles. View Post»

The Week in Pictures | December 17 - 23, 2012

The Week in Pictures | December 17 – 23, 2012

Posted On: 8:15 a.m. | December 23, 2012

Our weekly roundup of our favorite photos gathered by the wire services and our photographers. View Post»

Crack epidemic in Brazil

Crack epidemic in Brazil

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»

Environmental impact of marijuana growing in California

Environmental impact of marijuana-growing in California

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»

Mourning at the Tule River Indian Reservation

Mourning at the Tule River Indian Reservation

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»

The life and death of Jesús García
  • Arkasha Stevenson / Los Angeles Times

A young man faces death with bravado

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»

Pictures in the News | Dec. 21, 2012

Pictures in the News | Dec. 21, 2012

Posted On: 10:15 a.m. | December 21, 2012

In Friday's Pictures in the News: People on a Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, welcome summer's first day, while in Guatemala,  natives and visitors celebrate the end of the Mayan cycle known as Bak'tun 13 and the start of the Maya new age. At Stonehenge, the winter solstice is observed at sunrise, and in Germany, a man participates in another wintertime ritual -- scraping frost off... View Post»

The Times 'Santa Claus Expeditions'
  • Los Angeles Times

The Times ‘Santa Claus Expeditions’

Posted On: 12:31 a.m. | December 21, 2012

In 1938 and 1939 the Times 'dispatched' journalist to the North Pole to escort Santa Claus to Los Angeles. View Post»


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