| Nov 16, 2010
| 8:48 AM
The FBI says a serial bandit who robbed 10 banks in San Diego has struck again after laying low for months -- this time in Bakersfield.
Bakersfield Police Department released pictures taken on Friday around 6 p.m. of a man who robbed the Bank of...
| Nov 24, 2010
| 11:42 AM
Rachael Reed has trouble sitting still. She'll practice her push-outs for gymnastics while she's doing homework, or even while she's being interviewed for a newspaper article.
Like most 9-year-olds, Rachael is also pretty shy.
"When she's performing...
| May 26, 2008
Out of the post-Reconstruction rubble, Col. Allen Allensworth, a retired African American army chaplain, pieced together a dream.
In 1908, Allensworth, a prominent Los Angeles resident, along with several other enterprising African American men (and...
| May 18, 2008
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Cherie Morton was, among other things, a bingo player. She played it regularly and, as colleague Millie Slamin recalled, seemed to always leave a game with either a cash or door prize.
"We used to tease her," Slamin said....
| Jan 31, 2009
| 7:32 PM
Back in 1973, the country was in the grip of economic woes. A beleaguered Republican president was overseeing an unpopular war abroad and gradually had lost the support of the American people.
The musical response from Merle Haggard at the time was "If...
| Sep 11, 2008
| 2:34 PM
“Showers!” a counselor commanded. All the boys around me began to strip until they stood naked at the edge of the institution’s showers. “Let’s go!” a second counselor shouted. “One! Two!”
I froze. Barely seven years old, lost among rows of beds in an...
| Apr 30, 2010
"Cherries!?" Almost everyone who passed the Murray Family Farms stand at the Santa Monica farmers market on Wednesday blurted out this word in varied tones of delight, surprise, and skepticism. Delight at the sight of the first stone fruit of the season;...
| Jun 24, 2009
Many shoppers at the Hollywood and Santa Monica farmers markets well remember Circle C Ranch for the outlandishly long lines that formed to buy its Persian mulberries. Others fondly recall the connoisseur-quality fruit -- jammy Adriatic figs, super-...
| Jul 27, 2007
Journalism and terrorism
Re "A byline for Hamas?" Opinion, July 22
I would rather that people write Op-Ed articles than fire rockets or build illegal settlements. The protests of Marvin Hier and Abraham Cooper are heartfelt, but their claim to moral...
| Jan 7, 2008
The storm system that has pounded California since last week was expected to weaken today into a series of sporadic but intense showers, with the possibility of more rain Tuesday night.
Emergency preparedness officials, who had geared up for the worst in...
| Feb 19, 2008
| 10:30 AM
On an uninviting swatch of arid desert, marked by sagebrush and mesquite trees just east of the California border, the winds of war blew together the fates of two beleaguered peoples.
In a now familiar tale, 120,000 Japanese Americans were removed from...