| Feb 18, 2009
The bridges that span the Los Angeles River offer a history lesson of how Los Angeles became a modern city.
There's the Cesar Chavez Bridge, with its colossal porticoes, embellished with spiral columns and a replica of the city seal. The bridge,...
| Apr 19, 2008
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Bernie Pearl bent over his vintage Martin guitar at a Westside recording studio, listening to the playback of his interpretation of the Muddy Waters classic...
| May 17, 2008
On the surface, almost everything appears as it has for decades on East 1st Street in Boyle Heights, the neighborhood east of downtown known as a haven for immigrants and blue-collar families. It's mid-afternoon and a couple of tipsy men spill out of...
| Jul 31, 2008
On Cinco de Mayo in 1945, thousands of people gathered to dedicate the Casa del Mexicano, a community center that served as a sentinel of Mexican culture in Los Angeles.
In the 1950s, after the center moved west to Boyle Heights, stars from as far away...
| Dec 5, 2007
| 9:37 AM
Thieves have disabled about 700 streetlights in Los Angeles, making off with 370,000 feet of valuable copper wiring over the last four months.
L.A. officials said it is a twist on copper thefts that have plagued new home sites and even some office...
| Jan 6, 2008
It was any zoo's worst nightmare.
Shortly after 5 p.m. on Christmas Day, San Francisco Zoo Director Manuel Mollinedo received a call at home: Tigers are on the loose and somebody may have been hurt.
"At first I thought it was a practical or sick joke,"...
| Jan 11, 2008
In the Depression-era Wyvernwood Garden Apartments in the heart of East Los Angeles, the electricity often goes off if you try to run a toaster and a coffeepot at the same time. No cable TV, no high-speed Internet, no air conditioning.
| Jan 23, 2008
THE sign on the side of the building says Tequila Warehouse, and that's what you'll find inside Ramirez Liquor in Boyle Heights: wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling shelves filled with bottle after bottle of tequila.
Above the cash registers hang a...
| Sep 21, 2009
| 7:41 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Investigations are underway into three deadly deputy-involved shootings in southeast Los Angeles County over the weekend, including one that claimed the life of a 17-year-old boy.
The latest incident occurred just before 9 p.m. Sunday near...
| Oct 19, 2009
| 7:57 PM
LOS ANGELES -- A man was charged Monday with raping a woman in the a bathroom of a Boyle Heights park and attacking another woman on the same day.
Jesse Salvador Solis, 28, is accused of dragging an 18 year old woman into a bathroom at Hazard Park...
| Jul 11, 2009
Were you thinking of having your car washed this weekend? Well, let the Prius or Bentley go dirty for another week and consider spending just $10 on a "virtual carwash," the proceeds of which will go to save the lives of some of our city's most...