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Return to Southern California

Return to Southern California

Posted On: 6:12 p.m. | December 26, 2012

Luis Luna, 20, returned to his hometown of South Gate in May. His arms and legs were scraped raw from cactus needles and his eyes kept blinking, still starved of moisture from his eight-day journey through the Arizona desert the week before. View Post»

Pictures in the News | December 26, 2012
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Pictures in the News | December 26, 2012

Posted On: 8:56 a.m. | December 26, 2012

Pictures in the News | December 26, 2012 View Post»

Stepping down in time | The Petersen Automotive Museum vault
  • Patrick T. Fallon / For The Times

Stepping down in time | The Petersen Automotive Museum vault

Posted On: 6:03 p.m. | December 25, 2012

Taking up a city block on Wilshire Boulevard’s Museum Row, the Petersen has drawn visitors since 1994. Its collection is considered one of the finest in the country with detailed dioramas and presentations that provide historic and cultural context. The vault — once restricted to high-ranking museum personnel and visiting VIPs, but now open to the public through Jan. 6 — is far... View Post»

Raiding a marijuana grow in the Southern Sierras

Raiding a marijuana grow in the Southern Sierras

Posted On: 5:47 p.m. | December 25, 2012

A few minutes after 4 a.m., agents in camouflage cluster in a dusty field in Kern County. "Movement needs to be slow, deliberate and quiet," the team leader whispers. "Lock and load now." They check their ammunition and assault rifles, not exactly sure who they might meet in the dark: heavily armed Mexican drug traffickers, or just poorly-paid fieldworkers camping miserably in the brush. ... View Post»

U.S. Army relations in Afghanistan

U.S. Army relations in Afghanistan

Posted On: 3:52 p.m. | December 25, 2012

As American troops shift from combat to advising, the ominous specter of "insider attacks" by Afghan troops has strained the relationship between the two armies. Sixty-two Western coalition troops have been killed this year in 46 such attacks, leaving many American soldiers deeply suspicious of their erstwhile allies. At the same time, some Afghan officers and soldiers say they feel abandoned... View Post»

From the Archive - Best of 2012
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From the Archive – Best of 2012

Posted On: 12:50 a.m. | December 25, 2012

After 225 From the Archive posts in 2012, here's the reader's and my favorites from the last year. View Post»

Christmas lights gallery and holiday photo tips
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Christmas lights gallery and holiday photo tips

Posted On: 3:00 p.m. | December 24, 2012

Christmas light from around the world View Post»

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»


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