| Jan 1, 2014
| 9:35 PM
SAN QUENTIN — The scene was almost indistinguishable from that in any other newsroom. Editors sat around chatting about the next issue and tinkering with stories. Front pages were tacked up on the walls, and family photos were taped to computer...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 9:33 PM
SACRAMENTO — It seems like a long time ago, and it was. Forty years ago today, my first story as a Times staff writer ran in the paper.
It was about Ronald Reagan entering his final year as governor. Although he was a lame duck, I wrote, his...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 2:13 PM
Donald Forst, a veteran newsman who led New York Newsday and the Village Voice as they won Pulitzer Prizes and also helped resuscitate the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, died Saturday in Albany, N.Y. He was 81.
He had colon cancer, said his companion, Val...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 9:24 PM
My older son and I have a Christmas tradition that I love. We give each other books.
He puts a lot of thought into his choices, usually opting for nonfiction because of our shared love of history. Thanks to him, I've read biographies of presidents and...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 10:45 AM
MOSCOW — The Russian Foreign Ministry acknowledged Tuesday that it had barred a prominent American journalist from the country for five years after expelling him over a visa violation, an action that the ousted reporter and some Kremlin critics said...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 4:00 PM
WASHINGTON — Rep. Henry Waxman said a meeting between his staff and Tribune Co. executives did not ease his concerns about the fate of the Los Angeles Times once the company spins off its newspaper operations.
The Democrat from Los Angeles also...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 7:00 AM
As a reporter, Erika Hayasaki covered disasters and American tragedies, but it wasn't until she took a college course on death that she began to understand the difference between the good and the bad way to end.
The class was called "Death in...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Consider these recent key actions: Universal abruptly refocuses Focus Films in hopes of maximizing profits. Time Warner plans to spin off its magazines to a new publicly traded entity in which the editorial side of the magazines is placed under control of...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 2:21 PM
Significant layoffs hit the newsrooms Thursday at the Orange County Register and the Riverside Press-Enterprise, a troubling sign for the Aaron Kushner-owned publications.
Exact numbers have not been released at the Register, although the cuts there are...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 6:41 PM
An ambitious bet on print journalism in Southern California was dealt a blow this week when the owner of the Orange County Register and Riverside Press-Enterprise laid off dozens of employees at the two papers.
The elimination of 71 employees, many of...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 2:43 PM
As long as this Chicago winter might feel, it's a mere blip compared with the ongoing movie awards season.
The Movie City News website runs a column called "20 Weeks to Oscar," which translates to about 38 percent of the year — yet if you count...