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Floating museums: The USS Iowa and USS Midway

Floating museums: The USS Iowa and USS Midway

Posted On: 7:03 a.m. | July 5, 2012

When the battleship Iowa was commissioned in 1942, it was a symbol of American might. Now its huge guns are pointed at a string of seafood restaurants in San Pedro and as of its opening July 7, it joins the fleet of floating museums – 48 warships that have been donated by the Navy to coastal communities eager for tourist dollars and upgraded waterfronts. View Post»

Final companions for the dying

Final companions for the dying

Posted On: 5:26 p.m. | July 4, 2012

Two years ago, the Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Torrance started a volunteer-based program that tries to ensure its dying patients are not left alone in their hospital rooms. The program has trained more than 30 volunteers, who when the call goes out, sign up and sit with patients who either have no families or whose families are unable to take time to be at the hospital. Barbara... View Post»

The Legacy of the Midway

Video: The Legacy of the Midway

Posted On: 9:04 a.m. | July 4, 2012

Retired Navy Capt. Joe Brantuas tells the story of the Midway, an aircraft carrier that's been turned into a museum in San Diego. Capt. Brantuas, who has made more than 100 carrier landings on the Midway, volunteers at the museum every Saturday. Related: Video: Battleship Iowa Battleship Iowa 360° tour Photos: Battleship Iowa View Post»

Battleship Iowa

Video: Battleship Iowa

Posted On: 8:55 a.m. | July 4, 2012

The Iowa battleship has been moved to the Port of Los Angeles to serve as a floating museum in San Pedro. Read Steve Chawkins' article: Warship museums are not assured victory as tourist draws RELATED: Video: Aircraft carrier Midway Battleship Iowa 360° tour Photos: Battleship Iowa View Post»

reFramed: In conversation with Richard Koci Hernandez
  • Richard Koci Hernandez

reFramed: In conversation with Richard Koci Hernandez

Posted On: 3:00 a.m. | July 4, 2012

Much like the pioneer street photographers, your photographs are a wonderful collection of complex, layered, and unguarded moments made in public places. The difference is, your work has a modern twist because they were made with an iPhone. Is the hunt for intriguing images still the same? View Post»

Giant flag unfurled
  • Bruce Cox / Los Angeles Times

Giant flag unfurled

Posted On: 12:25 a.m. | July 4, 2012

Rancher Bob Older directs test unfurling of his giant flag before official July 4th ceremony. View Post»

Reader photos: Best of Southern California moments for June
  • John Dreyer

Reader photos: Best of Southern California moments for June

Posted On: 3:34 p.m. | July 3, 2012

One thing I noticed about this month's selections is a lack of black-and-white photos. While we usually have about an even split between color and black-and-white photos, June's are mostly color. Is this likely due to a seasonal change among photographers who want to take advantage of the bright light and vibrant colors offered by the sunlight and the extended "golden hour" late in the day?... View Post»

Pictures in the News | July 3, 2012
  • FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP / Getty Images

Pictures in the News | July 3, 2012

Posted On: 9:51 a.m. | July 3, 2012

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


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