Posted On: 9:27 p.m. | October 7, 2011
As members of the oldest Jewish congregation in Los Angeles gathered to observe the start of Yom Kippur, the holy day of atonement, they were invited one last time to admire the Hollywood-influenced murals and other appointments of the aging Wilshire Boulevard Temple.
Soon, workers will begin a two-year floor-to-dome restoration of the 1929 Byzantine auditorium. The work is part of an... View Post»
Posted On: 8:01 p.m. | October 7, 2011
More than 100 people rappelled from the 32nd floor of the Westin Bonaventure Hotel during the second annual Over the Edge fundraiser for Los Angeles-area Scouting programs. Each descent took about 15 minutes. The participants raised nearly $200,000. View Post»
Posted On: 6:54 p.m. | October 7, 2011
Each week, the photo editors of the Los Angeles Times bring you the best photography from around the world in the Week in Pictures. This week is no exception — we have much for you to explore.
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Posted On: 5:51 p.m. | October 7, 2011
A new exhibit at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens will showcase the aerospace industry's impact on Southern California over the last 100 years.
"Blue Sky Metropolis: The Aerospace Century in Southern California" recounts that transformative era through approximately 50 manuscripts, documents and photographs drawn from the Huntington’s growing collection of... View Post»
Posted On: 1:11 p.m. | October 7, 2011
In today's Pictures in the News, a Libyan fighter fires his machine gun while attacking forces in Surt who are loyal to Moammar Kadafi; Yemeni Tawakul Karman receives congratulations for winning a share of the Nobel Peace Prize; and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger unveils a statue of himself at an Austrian museum dedicated to his life. View Post»
Posted On: 12:11 a.m. | October 7, 2011
After working in fields, self-help co-operative members collect their wages in vegetables. View Post»
Posted On: 9:29 p.m. | October 6, 2011
On Oct. 7, 2001, the armed forces of the United States, Britain and the Northern Alliance launched Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the U.S.
The goal, as stated by the George W. Bush administration, was to target the Al Qaeda terrorist network, which had found sanctuary in Afghanistan; a secondary goal was to force the... View Post»
Posted On: 6:58 p.m. | October 6, 2011
A roundup of outstanding photography, video and multimedia from across the Web. View Post»