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»
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»
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»
Posted On: 4:00 p.m. | December 20, 2012
As 2012 draws to a close, Framework looks back on an eventful year, documented by the photojournalists of the Los Angeles Times.
Enjoy. View Post»
Posted On: 1:28 p.m. | December 20, 2012
Best of the Web is a roundup of photography, video and multimedia from around the web. View Post»
Posted On: 11:57 a.m. | December 20, 2012
In Thursday's Pictures in the News: The body of longtime U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) lies in state in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington; French officials inspect caves in the foothills of the Pyrenees amid fears of ritual suicide linked to Friday's end of an ancient Mayan calendar; a pilgrim prays inside the grotto in the West Bank town of Bethlehem where Christians believe Jesus Christ... View Post»