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  • Spike Lee, Cast Talk 25th Anniversary of 'Do the Right Thing' in Brooklyn

    On a sweltering Sunday afternoon in Brooklyn, gaggles of film fans, black historians and political activists -- not to mention Fort Greene locals -- convened at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Harvey Theater for closing night of the BAMCinemafest and a...
  • L.A. theater openings, July 20-27: 'No Exit,' 'Streetcar' and more

    L.A. theater openings, July 20-27: 'No Exit,' 'Streetcar' and more
    You can check out any time you like but you can never leave in Jean-Paul Sartre’s "No Exit," what's past is prologue in Neil LaBute’s "In a Dark Dark House," and you can always depend on Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire." Plus,...
  • Robert L. Brosio dies at 77; retired federal prosecutor

    Robert L. Brosio dies at 77; retired federal prosecutor
    Robert L. Brosio, a retired federal prosecutor who supervised high-profile cases that included those against bank swindler Charles Keating Jr. and Los Angeles police officers who were involved in the beating of Rodney King, has died. He was 77. Brosio,...
  • Simpson murder case brought change to LAPD, D.A.'s office

    Simpson murder case brought change to LAPD, D.A.'s office
    In an exchange during the O.J. Simpson murder trial, prosecutor Marcia Clark insisted to Judge Lance Ito that there were no legal precedents to the matter they were discussing. "So if my Pepperdine law clerks found some …" Ito interrupted. "Did...
  • Retired L.A. County judge admonished again for comments made to lawyers

    A recently retired Los Angeles County Superior Court judge who once ordered an attorney to leave the courtroom and go across the street to a law library to research an issue has been publicly admonished by a state panel for the second time in his career....
  • After tragedy, Porochista Khakpour develops fanciful fiction

    After tragedy, Porochista Khakpour develops fanciful fiction
    The author Porochista Khakpour's earliest memory is of being terrified by anti-aircraft missiles dropping near her Tehran home during the Iran-Iraq f War. Her shell-shocked family relocated to Los Angeles in the 1980s — and she had barely...
  • Donald Sterling, Jay Z find that private space is open to scandal

    Celebrities once landed in hot water when they ventured out into the world, escaping their families or handlers. Hugh Grant was arrested on a side street near Sunset Boulevard, Mel Gibson  after a night of drinking in Malibu. Institutions often revealed...
  • County leaders get proposal for civilian panel to oversee sheriff

    County leaders get proposal for civilian panel to oversee sheriff
    Los Angeles County supervisors received a proposed blueprint Monday for a civilian oversight commission that would monitor the Sheriff's Department and its troubled jail system. Offered by an activist group known as the Coalition to End Sheriff Violence...
  • What L.A.'s inspectors general need to succeed

    What L.A.'s inspectors general need to succeed
    It's becoming a Los Angeles tradition: Whenever a law enforcement agency gets into trouble, a special commission is convened and a recommendation is made to hire an inspector general. Elected officials follow the recommendation and the inspector general...
  • Letter: The tree canopy makes LCF special

    We stand with Larry Moss in support of La Cañada trees! The trees of La Cañada are such an integral part of our lives that we often overlook them. I will never forget the smoky, anxious days of the “Rodney King riots” in 1992, leaving...
  • TV Review: 'O.J.: Trial of the Century'

    Television commemorates a lot of arbitrary anniversaries, but 20 years since the start of the O.J. Simpson trial -- given how vivid many of those moments remain -- does seem particularly resonant, if jarring. Investigation Discovery has done the milestone...