| 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 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...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 8:13 PM
A North Carolina police officer has been charged with voluntary manslaughter after he shot and killed an unarmed man who may have been looking for help early Saturday morning, officials said.
Local media identified the victim as a former football player...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 1:43 PM
How's this for a creepy communication from your company management? Earlier this month -- and a few days after about 30 newsroom employees at the Orange County Register were laid off -- many of those who remained employed got an email informing them...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 6:29 PM
I wanted to applaud the amazing sports staff at the Daily Pilot.
I have been an avid reader of the Los Angeles Times and the Pilot for more than 35 years and particularly enjoy the local high school sports coverage. As a longtime player, parent of...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The brightly illuminated billboard was a traffic-stopping sensation in 1923 Los Angeles, a city just starting its love affair with automobiles. Sitting atop a downtown hotel, the sign was rimmed in glowing blue and spelled out "Packard" in radiant red...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 8:30 PM
South Africa was in chaos on Feb. 11, 1990, when Nelson Mandela was released from incarceration after 27 years as a political prisoner.
Perhaps no image encapsulates more powerfully the turmoil into which he was thrust than a brutal photograph shot...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 2:20 PM
A Los Angeles County grand jury has indicted eight people in connection with a home burglary ring that targeted Los Angeles Times subscribers who were on vacation.
The defendants are charged with multiple counts each of first-degree residential...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 8:53 PM
Tribune Co. is moving forward with the spinoff of its newspaper unit by submitting preliminary paperwork to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The media company plans to distribute a 98.5% stake in the publishing unit to existing Tribune...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 1:47 PM
A few years ago I had some fun with a younger colleague who had written a story about then-Sen. Rick Santorum drawing parallels between the “hubris” of Senate Democrats and that of “German dictator Adolf Hitler.”
| Dec 10, 2013
| 12:26 PM
In a strongly worded opinion that backed a robust interpretation of reporters’ rights to protect confidential sources, New York state’s highest court has ruled in favor of a Fox news reporter and said she does not have to appear in a...