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  • Crusaders in the underworld: The LAPD takes on organized crime

    Crusaders in the underworld: The LAPD takes on organized crime
    Sgt. Willie Burns had a Tommy gun on the bench in front of him when his 18 handpicked candidates arrived at the 77th Street station on the edge of Watts. It was a cool evening in November 1946, and the men came in topcoats and hats. Burns wore his low,...
  • 'Critical day' for growing Goleta fire; Big Sur blaze only 5% contained

    GOLETA, Calif. -- Driven overnight by "sundowner" winds that gusted to 50 mph, the Gap fire grew to more than 8,300 acres, but by morning was 24% contained, fire officials said. The blaze destroyed four outbuildings and led to the evacuations of at...
  • Orchids on display in San Francisco, Santa Barbara

    Take time to smell the orchids later this month, when two shows bring an explosion of color, blossoms and fragrances to exhibition halls in San Francisco and Santa Barbara. In the Bay Area, the Pacific Orchid Show will feature more than 150,000 different...
  • A coupla white dudes sitting around hating hippies, Panthers and liberals

    On Jan. 16, 1970, two of the most influential law enforcement leaders of the period — the long-standing head of the FBI and the flamboyant, brilliant and irascible chief of the LAPD — sat down to talk about the sorry state of society. This memo [pdf],...
  • John Roberts' record defies '05 pledges

     
    By James Oliphant With his third term as chief justice coming to a close amid three explosive cases last week, John Roberts has proved to be almost everything conservatives hoped and liberals feared. Despite pledges during his 2005 confirmation hearing......
  • Souter retiring; Obama's first court pick

     
    by David G. Savage Justice David H. Souter, a New Hampshire Republican who became a key liberal vote on the Supreme Court, reportedly plans to retire this summer, clearing the way for President Obama to make his first nomination to......
  • Critic's notebook: Revelatory Henry Cowell revival at Lincoln Center

     
    NEW YORK -- Henry Cowell, the all-American composer of the 20th century, did it all. “I want to live in the whole world of music,” he said. He was “the open sesame of new music in America,” John Cage said.......
  • GOP questions Kagan's experience

     
    (Getty/Tim Sloan) by James Oliphant and Lisa Mascaro Elena Kagan, President Obama's choice as the nation's next Supreme Court justice, has never been a judge and until recently had never argued a case in court. Ever since her nomination......
  • As Obamas host Broadway stars, Culture Monster commenters invoke Nero and Marie Antoinette

     
    President Obama and wife Michelle are set to host an evening of Broadway performers in the East Room, to be taped for an October broadcast in the PBS "In Performance at the White House" series, and streamed live at whitehouse.gov......
  • Realist with passion

    Realist with passion
    This is the fourth in an occasional series of conversations with Southern California activists and intellectuals. -- The evolving place of African Americans in Los Angeles culture and politics is a topic much discussed in the corridors of city...
  • Earl Warren: the independent

    Earl Warren: the independent
    It is both difficult and easy to imagine how Gov. Earl Warren would address California's present budget troubles -- difficult because Warren governed in a period of extraordinary growth, allowing him to preside over a vast expansion of state services...