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  • Noel Greenwood dies at 75; former L.A. Times senior editor

    Noel Greenwood, a former senior editor at the Los Angeles Times who helped shape local and California coverage as the newspaper outgrew its modest local ambitions and transformed itself into one of national stature, died Sunday at his Santa Barbara home....
  • Leo Branton Jr. dies at 91; civil rights lawyer defended Angela Davis

    Leo Branton Jr., a civil rights and entertainment lawyer whose stirring defense of '60s radical Angela Davis brought him his most celebrated victory in a six-decade career often spent championing unpopular cases, died of natural causes Friday in Los...
  • KEVIN OLLIE: A Street-Wise Basketball Nomad Is At Home At UConn

    — Long before the one-year audition, long before the nomadic decade of 10-day contracts strung together in the NBA, and long before his first meeting with Jim Calhoun, Kevin Ollie was learning the art of survival in the most real sense of that word....
  • Coroner: Rodney King on Cocaine, PCP Before Drowning

    Coroner: Rodney King on Cocaine, PCP Before Drowning
    RIALTO, Calif. (KTLA) -- Rodney King's death was the result of an accidental drowning, although a cocktail of alcohol and drugs in his system were contributing factors, the San Bernardino County coroner's office has determined. King, who became a...
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame listens to us, inducts Rush. How'd we do on other predictions?

     
    Rush’s non-induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has been one of the institution’s biggest criticisms. Now the argument has been taken away. Rush's Geddy Lee at Allentown Fair in 2010 Hall of Fame voters listened to us,......
  • Manti Te'o hoax: Alleged mastermind wants therapy, attorney says

     
    Ronaiah Tuiasosopo to speak on Dr. Phil: Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, the alleged mastermind behind the Manti Te’o fake girlfriend affair, was planning to come clean and reveal the exact nature of his relationship with the football player and his role in the...
  • New Baltimore Police Commissioner Batts seeks fresh start

    New Baltimore Police Commissioner Batts seeks fresh start
    Baltimore's next police commissioner is walking through a west-side neighborhood with some of the community's most engaged residents, but that's not enough for Anthony W. Batts. He wants to talk to a teacher sipping coffee on her porch. He jogs across...
  • LAPD's Parker Center is closed for good

     
    Top police officials, several elected city officials and a few hundred LAPD employees gathered on the lawn beneath the spare, windowless facade of the downtown building for a brief ceremony before LAPD Chief Charlie Beck symbolically padlocked the front...
  • Manti Te'o hoax suspect posed as girlfriend in calls, lawyer says

     
    The attorney for Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, the alleged person behind the Manti Te’o fake-girlfriend affair, said his client pretended to be the woman in phone calls with the football star. Attorney MIlton Grimes said Tuiasosopo was acting when he...
  • LAPD Chief Charlie Beck's side

     LAPD Chief Charlie Beck's side
    In the three-plus years since Charlie Beck put on the chief's badge at the LAPD, his goal has been to consolidate a modern, multiethnic, publicly responsible 10,000-officer department, as envisioned in the rattling reforms of 15 and 20 years ago. The...
  • Revved up about motorcycles zooming between cars

    Revved up about motorcycles zooming between cars
    During his nearly 40 years as a columnist for this newspaper, my late father occasionally tweaked his readers — quite disingenuously — by belittling his cat, knowing the slur would stir invective so passionate and erudite that he could fill...