| Jul 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
To the editor: Professor Joseph J. Ellis' essay should be mandatory reading for all Americans. ("The American way of war: It may surprise you," Op-Ed, July 1)
When any politician is eager to go to war, watch out. Any objective reading of U.S. history...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 4:04 PM
I’d probably only been covering jazz for the Los Angeles Times for a year or so when the phone rang at my desk and on the other end was Charlie Haden.
For a half-second, I was terrified. Was this how I was going to find out that the tiny voice...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 8:59 PM
A famous Life magazine photograph from 1965 shows Malcolm X lying on the stage of a New York City ballroom moments after assassins had shot him down. One of the first people who rushed to his side was a petite Asian woman in glasses who is seen cradling...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 5:05 AM
To the editor: The story of early 20th century immigrant Benjamin Axelrod takes us back to a time when being in America was more synonymous with being an American. ("The boy who was desperate to be an American," Op-Ed, July 5)
For immigrants during that...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 5:55 PM
When the Chinese School in Irvine opened in the 1970s as a home for teaching the native language and culture, only 30 students filled a handful of rented classrooms.
Now, it has its own campus — bursting with more than 1,200 students. It's a...
| Jul 17, 2014
Lucille Bishop Smith was a chef, educator, entrepreneur and food corporation president who has been called the first African-American businesswoman in Texas. She is credited with inventing the first commercially marketed hot roll mix and establishing...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 11:06 AM
It is difficult to say at which point during my visit to the 9/11 Memorial Museum I went from somber to irritated. Was it at the umpteenth piece of mangled wreckage? Or at one of the overwhelming displays, cluttered with everything from a man's watch to...
| Jun 13, 2014
During the Vietnam War, while carrying out an assignment as a helicopter door-gunner and crew chief in the Navy's Helicopter Attack Squadron (Light) 3 support of river patrol boats and Navy SEALs along the Mekong River, Anthony Guptaitis Jr. and his...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 1:07 PM
Two days after the bodies of three kidnapped Israeli teens were discovered, Lakeside Congregation in Highland Park held a multi-congregational memorial service to honor them.
Just a day before, the Ravinia Coffee Station had hosted a gathering to...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 7:20 PM
Grammy-winning conductor and arranger Johnny Mann, whose singing group was a staple of recordings and TV shows in the 1950s and '60s, died Wednesday at his home in Anderson, S.C. He was 85.
Mann had been treated for heart problems in recent years,...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 6:10 PM
A cheerleader for the Russian Revolution in the early 20th century and a leader in the labor movement during the Depression; hounded during the McCarthy era and orphaned after the fall of the Soviet Union, the Communist Party USA on Friday returned to...