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  • What Sheriff Baca did right

    As Los Angeles County sheriff, Lee Baca was roundly and rightly criticized for his failure to prevent or correct the abuse of jail inmates over the course of his 15 years in office, most notably during the final few years of turmoil that culminated in the...
  • Iranian Americans unite, share culture for New Year celebration

    Wearing a dark blue traditional Iranian garment, Roxanna Ameri followed the rhythm of the music as she marched with others outfitted in festive shades of red, green and purple. Ameri, 18, was among hundreds of Iranians who flocked to the Los Angeles...
  • Sudbury School moves to Mount Washington

    Sudbury School moves to Mount Washington
    Accused of not hanging up their jackets, two defendants giggled and squirmed in their seats like schoolgirls, which they were. "How do you plead?" asked Leila Pearsall, 8, of Hamilton. "Guilty," said the girls, also 8, who had the option of paying 50-...
  • World Cup: FIFA action mixes with sea, sun and sand in Natal, Brazil

     World Cup: FIFA action mixes with sea, sun and sand in Natal, Brazil
    Natal, a breezy beach city with vast blue skies and bright sun 1,220 miles northeast of Rio de Janeiro, has much of the small-town feel common in the surrounding rural regions. Where you'll see soccer: The U.S. takes on Ghana on June 16 at the newly...
  • A forgotten Japanese 'master of light' printmaker finally gets his due

    WASHINGTON In 1874, a young artist returned from exile to his Japanese hometown of Edo to find it had a new name, new gas lighting, non-traditional brick buildings, steamships and trains, and was headed full blast in modernization. So, Kobayashi...
  • To Tout Stanley Cup Playoffs, NBCU Teams Nick Kroll With News Staffers

    Talk about team coverage: To get the word out about NBCUniversal's coming Stanley Cup Playoffs broadcasts, the company enlisted a bevy of its TV journalists to take part in a fictional newscast about tracking a missing version of the popular sports...
  • Rite of spring

    Although Florida's subtropical climate doesn't allow for pink cherry blossoms to bloom as they do in Japan, the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens wants visitors to pretend it does. The venue has crafted a temporary fake cherry-blossom canopy with...
  • This year's Pritzker prize opens a new door

     This year's Pritzker prize opens a new door
    Some thoughts on this year's Pritzker Architecture Prize, sponsored by Chicago's billionaire Pritzker family and awarded Monday to Japanese architect Shigeru Ban: •This was an inspired, inspiring pick, even if the agenda of the Pritzker jury was to...
  • Vegan menus hit mainstream

    Vegan menus hit mainstream
    While veganism may be considered a hip and progressive trend in modern dining, the practice of abstaining from animal products is a centuries old practice, dating to the ancient civilizations of India and Greece. And yet, only in the past decade have...
  • On the Town: Civitan Club celebrates St. Patrick's Day

    On the Town: Civitan Club celebrates St. Patrick's Day
    Members of the Burbank Civitan Club once again rolled out the green carpet to members, guests and local dignitaries as they staged their annual St. Patrick's Day Champagne Brunch at the Burbank Holiday Inn this past Sunday. More than 150 Civitans,...
  • Iranians celebrate ancient Festival of Fire

    TEHRAN — Fireworks crackled on the streets at dusk Tuesday as many Iranians celebrated the pre-Islamic festival of Chaharshanbe Suri, sometimes referred to as the Festival of Fire. The celebration, which marks the run-up to Nowruz, the  new year...