| Apr 4, 2008
When police found a plastic, 2-by-3-foot bin at the Fairmont Newport Beach hotel last month, they were looking for drugs.
But they found something far different when they reached into the container.
As they rummaged inside the plastic tub, they came...
| May 11, 2008
During a day of stop-and-go campaigning for the 2nd District seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, state Sen. Mark Ridley-Thomas paused for a little criticism from his campaign manager: You need to do more to toot your own horn.
| Jul 5, 2008
Not long ago, being a skycap at busy Los Angeles International Airport was a coveted blue-collar job that brought the trappings of middle-class life.
With ample tips plus a basic hourly wage, the curbside baggage handlers could buy comfortable homes...
| Aug 8, 2007
Hal Fishman, the award-winning KTLA-TV Channel 5 news anchor who was a Los Angeles broadcasting fixture for nearly 50 years, died Tuesday, the station announced. He was 75.
Fishman died at 3 a.m. at his Brentwood home with his family at his side. He...
| Dec 19, 2007
| 12:19 PM
Before darkness fell on this day, a Friday, the plumes of smoke from the West Side already were visible to Loop office workers. In Chicago and across the nation, rioting was breaking out in response to the news that Martin Luther King Jr. had been...
| Nov 4, 2009
| 2:53 PM
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles City Council unanimously passed a resolution Wednesday recommending school uniforms at all Los Angeles Unified School District campuses.
The nation's second-largest school district currently allows the administration of...
| Nov 19, 2009
| 11:49 AM
LOS ANGELES -- The UC Board of Regents voted Thursday to partner with Los Angeles County to reopen the troubled King-Harbor Hospital in South Los Angeles.
Under the plan, the hospital will reopen as Martin Luther King Jr. hospital with emergency and...
| Nov 20, 2009
| 2:47 PM
WATTS -- A woman has been fatally struck by a northbound Metro Blue Line train.
It happened just after 1:18 p.m. near 11528 S. Wilmington Ave. in Watts, according to Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The fatally injured woman, whose name...
| Nov 21, 2009
Tommy Jacquette, who channeled a simmering rage to become one of South L.A.'s most important social activists, died this week of complications from cancer, his daughter said. He was 65.
Jacquette died Monday at his home in Watts, not far from where the...
| Jun 7, 2009
Rock stars, Jazzers, Pachucos...they may have grown up somewhere else quaint, like Sandusky, Ohio, or Canada, but they made their mark hereŚlived, created and died here. Music is as much a part of the L.A. legacy as film and television. From the bebop...
| Jul 12, 2009
It is no secret that nurses played a central role in the collapse of Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center.
At the troubled hospital near Watts, registered nurses gave the wrong medications, ignored patients in distress, falsified records, slept...