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  • Trial venue change, as sought in Boston Marathon case, is rare

    Trial venue change, as sought in Boston Marathon case, is rare
    Defendants in high-profile criminal cases often look to move their trials to another county or state as a way of improving the odds of finding jurors who are not already inclined to believing they are guilty. The most recent case in point: Dzhokhar...
  • LAPD's plan for 7,000 body cameras comes with challenges

    LAPD's plan for 7,000 body cameras comes with challenges
    Los Angeles will purchase 7,000 cameras for police officers to wear while on patrol, making the city a laboratory in the use of devices that bring the promise of more transparent policing but also concerns about civilian privacy. Los Angeles would be the...
  • L.A. theater openings, Jan. 25-Feb. 1: Kneehigh's 'Tristan & Yseult' and more

    L.A. theater openings, Jan. 25-Feb. 1: Kneehigh's 'Tristan & Yseult' and more
    Segerstrom's Off Center Festival rolls on, playwright Lily Blau shines a light on a Lewis Carroll classic at the Theatre @ Boston Court, and Britain's Kneehigh theater company brings "Tristan & Yseult" to South Coast Rep. Woyzeck Staged reading of Georg...
  • Messenger King: Michael Jackson and the politics of #BlackLivesMatter

    Messenger King: Michael Jackson and the politics of #BlackLivesMatter
    "Where are all the celebrities?" That's a question many supporters of #BlackLivesMatter protests are asking. At this moment of great unrest, some are feeling a lack of leadership from those who have worldwide media platforms. Many black actors and...
  • Taylor Negron dies at 57; comedian, actor, playwright

    Taylor Negron dies at 57; comedian, actor, playwright
    He was the surly pizza man who interrupted a class at Ridgemont High to deliver a double-cheese-and-sausage to the cool-guy student played by Sean Penn. He was the Olsen twins' prissy, Spanish-accented nanny, Manuelo, on "So Little Time." He was the...
  • Off Center Festival at Segerstrom looks to entertain and provoke

     Off Center Festival at Segerstrom looks to entertain and provoke
    Since becoming president of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in 2006, Terry Dwyer has been on a mission to make the venue affordable, intriguing and inviting — even a little off once in a while. While the center delivers well on the popular...
  • Actor, comedian and playwright Taylor Negron, area native, dies

    Actor, comedian and playwright Taylor Negron, area native, dies
    He was the surly pizza man who interrupted a class at Ridgemont High to deliver a double-cheese-and-sausage to the cool-guy student played by Sean Penn. He was the Olsen twins' prissy, Spanish-accented nanny, Manuelo, on "So Little Time." He was the...
  • Taylor Negron dead; comedian and playwright was 57

    Taylor Negron dead; comedian and playwright was 57
    Taylor Negron, a comedian and actor who was a fixture in Los Angeles comedy clubs as well as a playwright who penned “Gangster Planet” after the 1992 Rodney King verdict riots, died Saturday. He was 57. Negron’s death from cancer was...
  • For NYPD, no defense for the indefensible

    This should not even need saying, but obviously, it does. So, for the record: To oppose police brutality is not to oppose police. No one with a brain stands against police when they do the dangerous and often-dirty job of safeguarding life and property....
  • In 2014, hip hop takes a potent stand

    In 2014, hip hop takes a potent stand
    There's a line in New York rapper ASAP Ferg's syrupy new track "Talk It," a musical response to the death of Michael Brown and the subsequent riots in Ferguson, Mo., that underscored the calcified nature of relations between black communities and the...
  • Recent events are putting facts on the endangered species list

    Recent events are putting facts on the endangered species list
    Are facts obsolete? Some of us, who are old enough to remember the old television police series "Dragnet," may remember Sgt. Joe Friday saying, "Just the facts, ma'am." But that would be completely out of place today. Facts are becoming obsolete, as...