| Apr 29, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Ruben Salazar, who wrote for the Los Angeles Times from 1959 until his death in 1970, when he was shot with a tear gas shell as he sat in an East Los Angeles bar while a demonstration became a riot outside, is the subject of a new documentary, "Ruben...
| May 4, 2014
In 1973, Queta Rodriguez traveled from her home in Mexico City for a yearlong visit with her uncle in New York City. She tagged along with her uncle's buddy to a French class, which was as much a social gathering as language course.
There, Queta met Ron...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 12:48 PM
Evoking the glamour of modern Mexico City, Compañía de Café in San Fernando will celebrate its grand opening Friday. Compañía de Café serves specialty coffee drinks and aguas frescas along with savory and sweet pastries, all with Mexican flavors and...
| May 30, 2014
| 7:15 AM
Here’s an international airfare that has an unusual twist: It’s from Orange County's John Wayne Airport (SNA).
The round-trip fare to Mexico City on AirTran or Southwest is $312, including all taxes and fees.
It is for travel any day of...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 10:18 AM
A man charged in the murder of Brian A. Terry, a U.S. Border Patrol agent whose death was at the center of the Operation Fast and Furious investigation, has been returned to the United States and is scheduled to appear in federal court on Wednesday,...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Sonido Gallo Negro, "Sendero Mistico" (Glitterbeat)
A nine-piece instrumental band from Mexico City that specializes in a surreal blend of music including old-school South American cumbia, Peruvian chicha and Mexican boogaloo, Sonido Gallo Negro...
| May 12, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The scent of limes in the air, Papa Pitufo shouted orders to his men and consulted by cellphone with his far-flung forces.
The gray-bearded farmer has emerged as the senior leader of the vigilante movement that has taken over a large swath of wealthy...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Arsonists torched four restaurants, bars and an auto dealership. A bomb threat evacuated a hospital. Bodies turned up, including a headless one at someone's door and a man snatched from the Wal-Mart store and dumped in a field. Gun battles raged within...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 8:30 PM
You may think you know Ron "Stray Dog" Hall from the early scenes of his namesake documentary: A paunchy, sixtysomething Missouri Vietnam vet, Hall is first seen hanging around the trailer park with his fellow biker buddies, chain-smoking and sipping from...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 9:09 PM
The number of Chicago-area jobs with foreign-owned companies has grown 40 percent in a generation, from 1991 to 2011, but the pace of this rise has slowed over the past decade, according to a report released Friday by a Washington think tank.
| Jun 9, 2014
| 2:01 PM
He was the most discreet of Mexican cartel kingpins, the opposite of the high-living, mass-killing capo. If Juan Jose Esparragoza Moreno, also known as “El Azul” or “The Blue,” ordered massacres of enemies, it wasn’t well...