Charles Belk was at an Emmy event in Beverly Hills when he went out to feed his meter. He was stopped by police, cuffed and taken away as a bank robbery suspect. He says its about walking while black and his Facebook post has gone huge.
The Los Angeles City Historical Society has put a growing database online of selected official photographs from the Los Angeles City Archives. More than 600 images now, and the project's Anna Sklar tells me more are coming.
Napa buildings red-tagged with quake damage. Drought lifestyles of the rich and parched. Paying for LA sidewalks. Routing the high-speed train through the Angeles National Forest. Selective prosecution on politico residency. Lizzy Caplan sex-ed teacher to the world. And more.
The quake centered near Napa and Vallejo woke up the entire Bay Area and a swath of Northern California at 3:20 this morning. At least 70 people have gone to hospitals with an assortment of injuries, and there is damage reported to highway bridges, gas and water pipes, and some buildings.
San Bernardino police officer in critical condition. LAT fails to decertify pressroom union. Council President Wesson and his rubber ducky do the ice bucket thing. Next year's Cicvalvia route in the Valley. Garrett Richards done for the season. Plus tweets of the day and more.
New Los Angeles Times publisher Austin Beutner broke his media silence Tuesday and appeared in the morning on KPCC's "Airtalk" with Larry Mantle, and in the evening on KCRW's "Which Way, L.A.?" with Warren Olney. I gave my response on the KCRW segment.
Students planned a mass killing at South Pasadena High School. LAPD officer shot in the leg. All print journo jobs are in danger: "Period." Fixing LA's sidewalks. More media arrests in Ferguson. And Letterman catches up to death of Robin Williams. Plus more.
Scott Olson of Getty Images was arrested then released after several hours, apparently for not staying in the pen that police set up for journalists. A total of six journalists and more than 30 protesters were arrested Monday night or Tuesday morning.
New York Times Paris bureau chief Alissa J. Rubin, a former LA Times correspondent, dictated a reporter's notebook from her Istanbul hospital bed about the Iraq crash in which she was injured. The story runs with a graphic photograph of a bloodied Rubin.
Gary Leonard has been documenting Los Angeles in photos since before he was at UCLA in the early 1970s. He has seen a lot, but what he hasn't done much of is talk about his photographs or the LA he sees. That ends Saturday!
Looks like more film tax credits coming. No active faults under Hollywood projects. Ezell Ford shooting and LAPD. Ethics commission suggests paying Angelenos to vote. Hamburger Hamlet to reopen — well one of them, anyway. Plus more.
Retired school principal George McKenna won the vacant seat on the Los Angeles Unified school board in Tuesday's runoff, using his long name recognition and backing by UTLA to defeat Alex Johnson in the divisive runoff.
Bacall, the New York model who became an overnight movie star at age 19 after appearing opposite Humphrey Bogart (then 44) in “To Have and Have Not,” died Tuesday of a stroke at her home in the Dakota building in Manhattan.
The Paris bureau chief for the New York Times, and former LA Times correspondent, has been airlifted out of the region with a concussion and some broken bones. Photographer Adam Ferguson has left the region with her.
Marin County officials said the Oscar winner appeared to kill himself via asphyxia. “This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings,” his wife, Susan Schneider, said.
The former mayoral candidate who looked into buying the Times says he won't be a caretaker or dictate coverage. "It’s an organization that has to change in order to prosper. If they’re looking for a caretaker, they picked the wrong guy.”
Hurricane Iselle is expected to slam into the east coast of the Big Island of Hawaii on Thursday night, with winds of 60 to 95 miles an hour and a storm surge of 1-2 feet. Forecasters predict five to eight inches of rain to fall on the Big Island.
Mike James announces his retirement, and Robert Faturechi leaves for ProPublica. They join the foreign editor, the lead Company Town blogger and others getting the heck out of Dodge while they can. But the Times is also hiring.
The Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 today to defeat a push by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas to create a civilian oversight board that would help guide the troubled Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky cast the key no vote.
Drought pushes California grape harvest earlier. Chief Beck under scrutiny over his daughter. LAPD holds back homicide data. Mayor Garcetti takes questions. Ken Doctor on the LA Times parent, plus more.
KCBS and KCAL announced today that longtime anchor Kent Shocknek will retire at the end of September. He has been on TV in Los Angeles for 31 years, most recently as anchor of the 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts on KCAL.
It was very nice having a couple of episodes of soft rain fall on my head (and my yard) over the weekend. But despite the isolated newsworthy pummeling over and just below the San Gabriels, this was not much of a rain event.
My favorite moment of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics came on the first Sunday of the games. Turn up the sound and listen to the roar of the crowd. Plus: Who can forget Gabriela Andersen-Schiess finishing the women's marathon.
Donna Perlmutter closes out 2015 with productions downtown and on the Westside.
After 53 years, Sun Valley's Aadlen Brothers and U-Pick Parts cleans out. Photos
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