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Fourth of July fireworks

Fourth of July fireworks

Posted On: 9:01 a.m. | July 5, 2011

If you missed the Fourth of July fireworks Monday night, here are some of our favorite shots from Newport Beach to New York City. View Post»

The 'Carmageddon' bridge
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The ‘Carmageddon’ bridge

Posted On: 8:36 a.m. | July 5, 2011

The Mulholland Drive Bridge, source of 'Carmageddon' weekend of July 16-17. View Post»

The space shuttle program's legacy in Southern California
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The space shuttle program’s legacy in Southern California

Posted On: 5:41 p.m. | July 4, 2011

The space shuttle program enters its final stage when Atlantis, the nation's last operational space shuttle, blasts off from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., capping a four-decade legacy of American ingenuity. The flight, scheduled to start July 8, also will close another chapter in Southern California aerospace history. Developing, manufacturing and sending skyward the nation's... View Post»

Altars in unusual places

L.A.’s shrines to the Virgen de Guadalupe

Posted On: 4:41 p.m. | July 4, 2011

Catholics have long created their own sacred spaces here. They build altars in parking lots, chapels in shopping malls, grottos in back alleys and shrines in weed-choked vacant lots. The Virgen de Guadalupe was said to have appeared for the first time in the 1500s, to a poor Indian named Juan Diego along a sloped hill near Mexico City. Somber, hands in prayer, draped in the red and green of... View Post»

Wind farm controversy in the Antelope Valley

Wind farm controversy in the Antelope Valley

Posted On: 9:39 p.m. | July 3, 2011

A fight is on to prevent several out-of-state companies from attempting to convert lands near the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve and the Portal Ridge area into an industrial-scale energy production facility, such as the Tehachapi Wind Farms. View Post»

Sparklers and fireworks
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Sparklers and fireworks

Posted On: 8:51 a.m. | July 3, 2011

Youngsters set off their own sparklers while a big fireworks show explodes overhead. View Post»

The Week in Pictures | June 27 - July 3, 2011

The Week in Pictures | June 27 – July 3, 2011

Posted On: 5:24 p.m. | July 1, 2011

Heading into the long Independence Day weekend, a Wilmington, Calif., storefront displays the Stars and Stripes. Forecasters predict temperatures could reach 110 degrees in parts of Southern California. Rallies in Bangkok mark a final push by candidates in a national election on Sunday aimed at resolving Thailand's sometimes-violent six-year political crisis; in Tel Aviv, people practice... View Post»

Pictures in the News | July 1, 2011

Pictures in the News | July 1, 2011

Posted On: 11:44 a.m. | July 1, 2011

Friday's Pictures in the News begins in Asia, where  big rallies in Bangkok mark a final push by candidates in a national election on Sunday aimed at resolving Thailand's sometimes-violent six-year political crisis. In Hong Kong, meanwhile, people release red balloons during a ceremony downtown to celebrate the 14th anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China. In Tel Aviv, people practice... View Post»


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