| Nov 24, 2012
| 1:25 AM
It's been two decades since the maverick Los Angeles homicide detective Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch made his debut in Michael Connelly's first novel, "The Black Echo." In 18 novels over that span, the hard-charging, short-tempered, fiercely independent Bosch...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 9:06 AM
— 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....
| Sep 8, 2012
| 6:49 PM
Two decades ago, a largely white jury from a Los Angeles suburb lit a perilously short racial fuse with two words: "Not guilty."
Four white Los Angeles police officers were freed on charges of excessive force in the brutal beating of Rodney King —...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Two decades before George Zimmerman spotted a young man in a hoodie walking through a Florida subdivision, another case involving the shooting of an African American teenager roiled Southern California and exposed racial divisions.
Latasha Harlins was...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 4:21 PM
Black Americans paid much closer attention to George Zimmerman's trial than white Americans did, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press.
It wasn't difficult to follow the murder case against Zimmerman, who...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 3:31 PM
It's one debate with two faces: Sporadic demonstrations over George Zimmerman's acquittal continued all over the country Tuesday, but two states, on opposite ends of the U.S., have made themselves the focus of the protests, and they've done so by taking...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 2:38 PM
Conservatives have argued for years that the American Civil Liberties Union is willing to subordinate its core mission to liberal politics. It’s an overstated indictment and there are lots of counter-examples, such as the ACLU’s opposition...
| Feb 27, 2013
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...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 8:55 PM
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...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 3:15 PM
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...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 8:44 AM
Authorities are probing whether a transient who allegedly broke into the home of LL Cool J is responsible for other burglaries in the Studio City area. Los Angeles Police Department detectives are looking at whether there are similar break-ins that......