| May 22, 2014
| 6:00 PM
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...
| May 13, 2014
| 6:49 PM
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....
| Jun 25, 2013
| 4:21 PM
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to create a citizens' blue ribbon commission to propose reforms in the county's troubled child welfare agency.
The commission, with two members appointed by each of the five supervisors, will...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 10:50 AM
The new season at the Kirk Douglas Theatre will feature four main productions, including a world-premiere musical and Irish actor Barry McGovern in a piece dedicated to Samuel Beckett.
In addition, the 2013-14 season, announced Thursday by Center...
| 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 7, 2014
| 4:37 PM
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...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 12:54 PM
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."
| Jan 14, 2014
| 1:58 PM
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...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 1:00 PM
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...
| Jul 31, 2013
Historian Brenda E. Stevenson (pictured in her UCLA office, with an African sculpture) mostly writes about the long-gone — 18th and 19th century African Americans, and the lives of enslaved women. Then came the case that made history while L.A....
| 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...