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  • 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....
  • Ivey Lane's evolution: From Rodney King to Trayvon Martin

    Ivey Lane's evolution: From Rodney King to Trayvon Martin
    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 —...
  • 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...
  • Rodney King dies at 47; victim of brutal beating became reluctant symbol of race relations

    Rodney King dies at 47; victim of brutal beating became reluctant symbol of race relations
    Rodney King never set out to be a James Meredith or Rosa Parks. He was a drunk, unemployed construction worker on parole when he careened into the city's consciousness in a white Hyundai early one Sunday morning in 1991. While he was enduring the...
  • Burbank Police Commission assumes a stronger oversight role

    Burbank Police Commissioners are taking a hands-on approach as they assume their new oversight roles for a department working to leave its past behind. After months of discussing what their roles would be as an oversight body and how they would ensure...
  • Liquor stores are the tinder for today's 'quiet riots'

    I am in total agreement with writer Julius Colon's letter about the problem of nonconforming liquor stores in Baltimore ("Park Heights wants fewer liquor stores," June 26). His warning about the proliferation of liquor stores in his community and the...
  • Rodney King Funeral Set For Saturday In Hollywood Hills

    Rodney King Funeral Set For Saturday In Hollywood Hills
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rodney King, a symbol of racial tension in Los Angeles and catalyst for sweeping law-enforcement reforms after his 1991 beating by police officers, is to be buried on Saturday following a public memorial service. King was found by...
  • Police commissioners sign up for training

    Burbank police commissioners, pushing to strengthen their roles as overseers of the department, are attending a conference sponsored by a nonprofit that trains civilian groups on just that topic. Three members of the commission will be attending the...
  • L.A. riots: Readers respond to 20th anniversary coverage

     
    Readers by the dozens have shared their memories of the 1992 Los Angeles riots, which erupted 20 years ago....
  • Koretz backs reapproval of Sherman Oaks synagogue

     
    L.A. City Councilman Paul Koretz told a land-use committee Tuesday that he had no objection to moving forward with expansion of a Sherman Oaks synagogue that is taking a second lap through City Hall for approval and has sparked bitter......
  • Rodney King: No cause of death until toxicology test completed

     
    Officials will not have a final cause of death for Rodney King until the completion of toxicology tests in six to eight weeks, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Jodi Miller said. VIDEOS: Rodney King The toxicology tests and...