| Dec 5, 2013
| 2:12 PM
Twenty-three years ago, for barely 24 hours, Nelson Mandela visited Los Angeles.
It was 1990, and he had been a free man for only a handful of months, but he had been a symbol for years -- of endurance, of the black-and-white apartheid battle in South...
| 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...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Kathy Thomson, the former president and chief operating officer of the Los Angeles Times, has become chief marketing officer and executive vice president at the satellite radio company Sirius XM Holdings Inc.
Thomson will report directly to SiriusXM's...
| May 13, 2013
| 10:42 AM
Who doesn't love a cucumber?
Picklers, slicers, green or yellow, smooth or bumpy, thin- or thick-skinned, chubby Kirbys, little cornichons, English, Japanese, Persian. Good thing then that with the impending heat comes cucumber season.
They peak with...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 9:01 PM
Michael Hastings, an aggressive and iconoclastic journalist whose reporting exposed the vagaries of the war in Iraq and helped bring down the top U.S. general in Afghanistan, died early Tuesday in a car crash in Los Angeles, according to two of his...
| May 20, 2013
| 8:49 AM
Total time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 (makes 12 burgers)
Note: From Boe at the Crescent
Hotel. Sumac is available at Indian and Middle Eastern markets.
Yogurt dipping sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons mustard seed
1 cup plain yogurt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
| Apr 20, 2013
Al Neuharth, the newspaper mogul who in 1982 made a $1-billion gamble called USA Today that earned derision for its emphasis on brevity, flashy graphics and upbeat stories but endured to become the nation's largest-circulation newspaper, died Friday in...