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Serial killer targeting homeless

Serial killer targets Orange County homeless

Posted On: 10:11 a.m. | January 6, 2012

After the fourth killing of a homeless man in nearly a month, police have arrested a man they believe is responsible for all the deaths. He has been identified as Itzcoatl Ocampo, 23, of Yorba Linda. John Welter, police chief in Anaheim, where the latest slaying occurred, said Saturday that he hopes Orange County prosecutors will file four counts of murder in the coming days. In their... View Post»

Surf's up – Dude

California surf is up, dudes; swells pound west-facing beaches

Posted On: 8:31 a.m. | January 6, 2012

The first week of 2012 is turning out to be a surfer's paradise with back-to-back swells delivering pounding waves breaking on west-facing beaches along the California coast. View Post»

Best of the Web

Best of the Web

Posted On: 7:52 p.m. | January 5, 2012

A roundup of outstanding photography, video and multimedia from across the Web. View Post»

Pictures in the News | January 5, 2012
  • Ahmad Nazar / Associated Press

Pictures in the News | January 5, 2012

Posted On: 9:44 a.m. | January 5, 2012

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

Navajo infecting Navajo

Navajo infecting Navajo

Posted On: 9:56 a.m. | January 4, 2012

With HIV diagnoses on the rise, Western medicine and traditional Native American healing converge at the Indian Medical Center in Gallup, N.M., to treat members of the Navajo Nation. Five years ago, the man Elsie Smith loved told her calmly from his hospital bed that it was time for him to go. He died with a hushed goodbye and a squeeze of her hand. Smith herself had been feeling ill for... View Post»

Towering sculptures at the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival

Towering sculptures at the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival

Posted On: 9:53 a.m. | January 4, 2012

The International Harbin Ice and Snow Festival held in Harbin, in China's northern Heilongjiang province, is set to open Thursday. The annual three-month-long festival attracts visitors from all over China as well as a number of foreign guests who brave below-zero temperatures to see colorful large ice and snow sculptures, ride horse-drawn carriages and enjoy a number of winter activities set... View Post»

Pictures in the News | January 4, 2012

Pictures in the News | January 4, 2012

Posted On: 9:51 a.m. | January 4, 2012

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

Reader Photos: Best of Southern California Moments for December
  • Jeff Burgess

Reader Photos: Best of Southern California Moments for December

Posted On: 10:20 p.m. | January 3, 2012

The last month of 2011 brought us some beautiful images, including a number of quiet, really thoughtful ones. In terms of technique, Omid Akhavan's self-portrait on San Vicente Boulevard and Eric Norris' use of a 10-stop filter to make a 30-second exposure of the Santa Monica Pier are standouts. But I particularly like Jimmay Bones' take on a classic urban image -- a shoe hanging from a wire... View Post»


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