| Aug 13, 2014
| 5:00 PM
The specifics of the decades-old case of convicted murder accomplice Pamela Smart now seem far less interesting than Smart's sensationalized trial, which became the first to be televised gavel-to-gavel. This relentless exposure dubiously paved the way for...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 2:30 AM
A few words about the "poor door."
Maybe you already know about this. Maybe you read on Slate, saw on Colbert or heard on NPR how a developer qualified for tax benefits under New York City's Inclusionary Housing Program by agreeing to add to its new...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 4:55 PM
UCLA once won a national football championship.
That was in 1954, a year before the facemask was invented.
No matter how you mark the time — 60 years, 598 games, 35 or so quarterbacks, 11 coaches and three interim coaches — anything pre-...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The Paley Center for Media will host a 35th anniversary "Facts of Life" reunion event on Sept. 15 as part of its annual Fall TV Preview screenings held Sept. 6-15 at its facilities in New York and Beverly Hills.
Shows getting a big push at the...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 8:28 PM
In the world of broadcast journalism, it is most unusual for an on-camera reporter/anchor to enjoy a 30-plus-year career in a single market. Vikki Vargas, Orange County bureau chief for NBC 4, is such a journalist.
Her breadth and depth of knowledge...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 5:40 PM
The penalty was underwhelming. The angry public fallout was not.
A month after the NFL suspended Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice two games after he allegedly knocked out his soon-to-be wife at an Atlantic City hotel, the league admitted its error...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 1:13 PM
One hates to be the proverbial skunk at the garden party, but NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell hardly deserves to be lionized in the wake of his decision to tighten up the league’s rules about players who beat their wives.
The man’s values are...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 5:50 PM
There is a certain traditional look to USC football.
Traveler, the white horse, races down the sidelines during home games, right past the iconic USC song girls. The Trojans marching band performs "Fight On" after every USC first down. And fans need a...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 11:44 AM
En una noche de tragos y gruesos errores en febrero pasado, una joven pareja discute acaloradamente en un casino de Atlantic City.
El altercado sube de tono y de los insultos pasa a las bofetadas y escupitajos. La mujer termina inconsciente tras recibir...
| Jun 17, 2014
Photographer Allen J. Schaben recounts his day, 20 years ago when covering the O.J. Simpson car chase....
| Jun 13, 2014
It was twenty years ago and I was freelancing for the Los Angeles Times out of the of the suburban Westside Edition based in Santa Monica. "Can you go check out a possible crime scene on Bundy?" asked George Hatch, an editor at the edition. "We have a...