| Jun 1, 2014
| 8:45 PM
Paul Tanaka wasn't surprised to find himself in a room with a group of FBI agents.
"I knew this day would come," said Tanaka, then the second-in-command at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. "I hoped it wouldn't."
An FBI agent told him his...
| May 7, 2014
| 8:39 AM
Buffeted by a rise in converts to other forms of Christianity as well as a falling away from religion entirely, the share of Latino Catholics in the United States continues to decline, a study released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center found.
| Apr 29, 2014
| 8:20 PM
Roman Catholic Bishop Cirilo Flores, who suffered a stroke April 16, is expected to leave the hospital this week but will not be able to return to his pastoral duties for four to six weeks, the Diocese of San Diego announced Tuesday.
"Bishop Flores has...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 10:30 AM
"College forced me to grow up quickly," said Deonte Lang, a student at Loyola Marymount University. "Because as a first-generation college student from a low-income household with only one parent facing a $50,000-$60,000 price tag each year, I had a lot...
| May 2, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has selected 41 students from 23 U.S. colleges and universities, and 10 students from foreign universities, as finalists in its annual Student Academy Awards competition.
The Student Academy Awards were...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The kids at Compton YouthBuild can be a tough audience. Many come from broken homes, flunked out of multiple schools, even spent time in jail.
By the last day of Black History Month, some at the alternative school — which looks boarded shut from...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 11:15 AM
Paul Salamunovich, the widely respected choral conductor who led the Los Angeles Master Chorale for 10 years, died on Thursday. He was 86 and was suffering from multiple health complications due to West Nile virus.
Salamunovich served as music...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 2:30 PM
His birth certificate said Birmingham, Ala., but the man who called himself Sun Ra declared that he was from the planet Saturn. Miles Davis set the late 1950s standard for jazz couture with his Italian tailored suits, but Ra wore Africanized capes, tunics...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 12:21 PM
SAN DIEGO -- The Roman Catholic bishop of San Diego has suffered a stroke but remains "alert and in good spirits" in the hospital, the diocese announced Thursday.
Bishop Cirilo Flores suffered the stroke Wednesday afternoon while in his office at the...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 2:16 PM
SAN DIEGO -- A week after suffering a stroke, Roman Catholic Bishop Cirilo Flores remains in the hospital "undergoing treatment and tests," the San Diego diocese said Thursday.
The bishop "expects to go home from the hospital in the near future for...
| Dec 16, 2013
There has been great consternation in recent days over the best way to select an interim school board member to complete the term of Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, who died this month. The two of us, both former school board members, believe that LaMotte'...