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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • A tale of two churches — and a persistent racial divide

    A tale of two churches — and a persistent racial divide
    It has been 46 years since Martin Luther King Jr., preaching about race and faith shortly before his death, lamented that "11 o'clock on Sunday morning is the most segregated time in America." That phrase has become something of a dusty cliche, easy...
  • Kelly Thomas verdict: No justice for beaten homeless man, readers fume

    In July 2011, Kelly Thomas -- a mentally ill homeless man -- was beaten unconscious by Fullerton police officers and later died from his injuries. Recordings of the beating show Thomas repeatedly begging for his life, even saying, "Dad, help me." On...
  • Should police face federal charges in Kelly Thomas' death? An editorial board discussion.

    Should police face federal charges in Kelly Thomas' death? An editorial board discussion.
    The editorial board here at The Times began its day with an email discussion of Kelly Thomas’ death. We frequently conduct debates on issues among ourselves while we go about our other business, to figure out whether we should weigh in on a...
  • Review: Powerful 'Extreme Measures' is in moment with Chris Burden

    NEW YORK — Chris Burden's sculpture "The Other Vietnam Memorial" is not included in the compelling retrospective of the Los Angeles-based artist's four-decade career, which fills all five floors at the New Museum here as well as the building's...
  • Film Review: 'La Marche'

    It started with a violent standoff and ended with a peaceful march, during which a small group of protestors organized a cross-country demonstration, carrying banners "for equality and against racism" from the South of France to Paris. Backed by Luc...