| May 17, 2011
| 4:14 PM
Today we're toasting some local folks making big differences.
But first, we have the case of The Activist, the Cop and the Mysteriously Vanishing Video.
An article in Tuesday's newspaper told the story:
A local activist was videotaping cops in downtown...
| Jul 28, 2011
Something strange is happening: a California state agency is developing an innovative, user-friendly idea that can be implemented easily and quickly.
It's creative and, so far, non-controversial.
And it can become a reality without the governor or...
| Feb 13, 2010
I'm always telling the skeptics that Los Angeles does too have four seasons: They're called fire, flood, drought and quake.
FOR THE RECORD:
Patzert: In the Patt Asks Q&A with climatologist Bill Patzert on Feb. 13, the amount of...
| Jan 23, 2013
You'd almost think that someone had stapled several
resumes together and put them in Raul Ruiz's file: magna cum laude at UCLA; three graduate degrees from Harvard (a medical degree and masters in public policy and in public health); doctoring to poor...
| Jan 23, 2010
| 8:42 PM
Before any of the world's major news outlets were reporting live from Haiti in the wake of the devastating earthquake there, Frederic Dupoux was alerting the world of the temblor.
"Oh… heavy earth quake right now! in Haiti," he wrote on Twitter...
| May 15, 2010
| 4:07 PM
It's been only a few years since social media sites gained wide audiences, and already they're playing a vital role in helping people respond to major disasters.
They have been used to coordinate volunteer efforts, raise money, spread information, save...
| Feb 27, 2010
Imagine cruising along the beach and being able to spot which bars your friends are in and what people have to say about the restaurants and shops you pass. Geolocation — technology that allows you to receive information on your smart phone based on...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 5:43 PM
The USS Carl Vinson was built in Newport News and commissioned here in 1982. The carrier has served in the Persian Gulf during war, off the Haitian coast following an earthquake and, most recently, transported Osama bin Laden's corpse to sea for disposal....
| Mar 14, 2011
| 3:25 PM
We've had our share of natural disasters in south Louisiana and the Gulf coast. From Betsy in 1965 to Camille in 1969 to Katrina, Rita, Gustav and Ike in just the last few years. But nothing we've gone through compares to what Japan is going through...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 10:39 AM
Operation Christmas Child is a charity drive which sends shoe boxes filled with gifts to kids in third-world countries.
Susan Clark is a local volunteer who has made several trips to Haiti. On one trip, she got the chance to hand deliver some of the...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 2:19 PM
From Sierra Leone, from Peru, from Nepal and elsewhere, the nine lives at the heart of "Girl Rising" are impossible to ignore. This consciousness-raising documentary from filmmaker Richard E. Robbins risks making the harsh conditions these girls have...