| Feb 20, 2009
Marvin Rand, a photographer whose images captured more than five decades of Los Angeles' architectural history, including landmark works by Irving Gill, Charles and Henry Greene and Watts Towers creator Simon Rodia, died Saturday at his Marina del Rey...
| Oct 26, 2008
A selective timeline of modern and contemporary art in the L.A. area
1927 Walter and Louise Arensberg, major patrons of Marcel Duchamp, move from New York to Los Angeles and install their trove of modern art and ethnic artifacts in a Hollywood house that...
| Nov 2, 2008
It's so hot that the heat doesn't hang, it shimmers. And though Edgar Arceneaux tends toward the pragmatic, even he has to stop and question whether he's staring at a mirage.
Standing in the tilting, lacy shadow of Simon Rodia's venerable Watts Towers...
| 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...
| Jan 17, 2008
It's an improbable place to find a home-building boom in the midst of Los Angeles' sluggish housing market.
Yet only three blocks from the Imperial Courts public housing project, along a stretch of land once used as a neighborhood dump, 44 homes are...
| 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...