| Jul 15, 2013
| 8:25 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For all the complex issues raised by the death of Trayvon Martin, whether the U.S. Justice Department turns it into a civil rights case may depend on the relatively simple question of whether George Zimmerman was motivated by racism...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 7:31 PM
This was a different kind of storm watch for Florida.
With all eyes on a jury in Sanford, not a hurricane in the tropics.
Now that a six-woman panel has acquitted George Zimmerman of murder, manslaughter or any crime at all, we can only hope that calm...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 2:26 PM
The FBI has released the file from its early 1990s investigation into LAPD conduct during Rodney King's beating and arrest.
The file consists almost entirely of press clippings from newspapers such as The Times, the Los Angeles Daily News and the...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 10:50 AM
The new season at the Kirk Douglas Theatre will feature four main productions, including a world-premiere musical and Irish actor Barry McGovern in a piece dedicated to Samuel Beckett.
In addition, the 2013-14 season, announced Thursday by Center...
| Jun 21, 2013
Re "Reinventing Westwood," June 18
The only way anything new will survive in Westwood is to increase the amount of reasonably priced and accessible parking.
Having been a graduate student and researcher at UCLA for more than 10 years, I loved going...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 4:14 PM
Top police officials, several elected city officials and a few hundred LAPD employees gathered on the lawn beneath the spare, windowless facade of the downtown building for a brief ceremony before LAPD Chief Charlie Beck symbolically padlocked the front...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 1:23 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fugitive ex-Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner's claim in an online "manifesto" that his career was undone by racist colleagues conspiring against him comes at a time when it's widely held that the police department has...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Anna Deavere Smith, famed for creating one-woman, documentary theater pieces about taut social issues in which she portrays multiple people she’s interviewed, has won the $300,000 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, one of the most lucrative awards in...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 5:27 PM
Today marks the start of the George Zimmerman trial — and the beginning of the end for Sanford.
At least that's the apocalyptic prophecy in wide circulation from brilliant Internet social commentators with such colorful aliases as Tray von...
| Apr 22, 2013
Noel Greenwood, a former senior editor at the Los Angeles Times who helped shape local and California coverage as the newspaper outgrew its modest local ambitions and transformed itself into one of national stature, died Sunday at his Santa Barbara home....
| Apr 5, 2013
| 3:30 PM
>> 20 Years Ago — The verdicts may still be some time away but all of Southern California is bracing itself for the possibility of more riots as the second trial of the officers accused of beating Los Angeles motorist Rodney King continues.