Capturing the world through photography, video and multimedia

Southwest swell generates high surf along the coast

Cowabunga, dude! Surf’s up

Posted On: 3:22 p.m. | September 1, 2011

A storm near Antarctica, Australia and New Zealand has created a strong southwest swell that is hitting the Southern California coast. Pedestrians had to take take quick steps back as waves crashed over Strand Way in Oceanside.  The portion of the popular oceanfront street was closed after a pedestrian walking through puddles reported being shocked. Familiar spots like the Wedge in... View Post»


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Pictures in the News | Sept. 1, 2011
  • William West / AFP/Getty Images

Pictures in the News | Sept. 1, 2011

Posted On: 10:57 a.m. | September 1, 2011

In today's Pictures in the News, the German attack on Poland that sparked World War II is remembered, Maori warriors ceremonially welcome the Japanese rugby squad to New Zealand, Libyan rebels continue their search for Moammar Kadafi and schoolchildren take part in an earthquake drill in Tokyo. View Post»

A day of lightness at the orphanage
  • Ray Graham / Los Angeles Times

A day of lightness at the orphanage

Posted On: 12:10 a.m. | September 1, 2011

Juggler Jimmy Val Gray gets audience members to duck during "Fathers for a Day" program at Los Angeles Orphanage. View Post»

Best of the Web

Best of the Web

Posted On: 10:53 a.m. | August 31, 2011

Best of the web is a weekly collection of photography, video and multimedia to discover from around the world. View Post»

Pictures in the News | Aug. 31, 2011
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Pictures in the News | Aug. 31, 2011

Posted On: 10:24 a.m. | August 31, 2011

Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in China, where police and residents scramble to safety after a tidal surge roars past a barrier along the Qiantang River. On the flip side, a reveler dives on a street covered with squashed tomatoes in Spain. Tens of thousands of revelers in the town of Bunol splattered each other with 120 tons of squashed tomatoes in a gigantic annual food fight known... View Post»

Aeromexico Flight 498 crashes in Cerritos
  • Michael Edwards / Los Angeles Times

Aeromexico Flight 498 crashes in Cerritos

Posted On: 11:44 p.m. | August 30, 2011

Aeromexico Flight 498, a Douglas DC-9, flying from Mexico City to Los Angeles International Airport, collided with a Piper PA-28 Archer over Cerritos. View Post»

Eid al-Fitr

Muslims gather to celebrate Eid al-Fitr

Posted On: 2:34 p.m. | August 30, 2011

Today is Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting. View Post»

Pictures in the News | Aug. 30, 2011

Pictures in the News | Aug. 30, 2011

Posted On: 10:13 a.m. | August 30, 2011

Here's our morning picks of photos from around the world. In Santa Monica, a promotion by a Spanish apparel company brings patrons out in their undies. On the other side of the globe, an Indian Muslim poses with her henna-decorated hands during "Chand Raat" or "Night of the Moon" in Hyderabad that is traditionally held on the eve of the festival of Eid al-Fitr. In Taiwan, parents pick up their... View Post»


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