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  • 1994 in the Rose Bowl -- when soccer met Prop. 187

     1994 in the Rose Bowl -- when soccer met Prop. 187
      It's no coincidence that we're observing the 20th anniversaries of the last time the World Cup was played in the United States and of the passage of Proposition 187, the initiative enacted by California voters to withhold public services to anyone...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'O.J.: Trial of the Century' revisits murder case as it unfolded

    'O.J.: Trial of the Century' revisits murder case as it unfolded
    As one of the most notorious legal events in American history, the murder trial of O. J. Simpson exposed deep national rifts in race, gender and class and helped usher in a new era in media. A new documentary, "O.J.: Trial of the Century," which airs on...
  • Another casualty of the O.J. trial: cameras in courtrooms

    Whether or not they believed O.J. Simpson guilty of the murders of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman, Angelenos were transfixed by the trial that followed the killings — one of the most extraordinary public...
  • How my interview with O.J. almost ended in a fistfight

    As 1993 wound down, Leo Wolinksy, then the Metro editor at The Times, asked me to put together a story that would take stock of the period we’d just been through: A few days earlier, a jury had delivered a mishmash of verdicts against those involved...
  • 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...