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Charles Manson: A helter-skelter life

Charles Manson and his followers were convicted of killing actress Sharon Tate and six other people in 1969. Prosecutors said Manson and his followers were trying to incite a race war he dubbed "Helter Skelter," taken from the Beatles song of the same name.

'Cosby Show' actor Earle Hyman dies at 91

Earle Hyman, a veteran actor of stage and screen who was widely known for playing Russell Huxtable on "The Cosby Show," has died. Jordan Strohl, a representative for The Actors Fund, says that Hyman died Friday at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, New Jersey. He was 91. A North Carolina...

One man drowns off the coast of La Jolla, others missing in bid to cross into U.S.

Authorities say one person has drowned and another was treated for hypothermia after an apparent bid to cross into the U.S. from Mexico by water. It happened off the coast of La Jolla in San Diego. A report of someone yelling in the water sent lifeguards to the area about 11 p.m. Saturday. Authorities...

Did actions by an LAPD officer specializing in MS-13 help a gang killer flee?

The accusation against the Los Angeles gang cop was as strange as it was troubling. A police sergeant hundreds of miles away in Nevada claimed that LAPD Det. Frank Flores and one of his gang informants had interfered with the hunt for a murder suspect. Flores’ meddling, the officer alleged, had...

Designer Azzedine Alaia, known for clingy style, dies at 77

Tunisian-born designer Azzedine Alaia, a fashion iconoclast whose clingy styles helped define the 1980s and who dressed famous women from Hollywood to the White House, has died at age 77. The French Haute Couture Federation announced Alaia's death on Saturday without providing details. Twitter...

The house that sold for nearly $800,000 over asking price speaks to the inequity of California

The turkey was done, or getting close. So my Aunt Mimi and my Aunt Marie opened the oven to take a look, and decided to lift it onto the counter for closer inspection. The turkey had other ideas. It jumped out of the roasting pan and skidded across the kitchen floor as if it was trying to escape....

Rocket launches from Vandenberg to carry weather satellite into orbit

A rocket carrying a new weather satellite was launched successfully from Vandenberg Air Force Base early Saturday, with plans to put the satellite in a polar orbit to help improve forecasting. The Delta II rocket carrying the Joint Polar Satellite System-1, the first in a new series of polar-orbiting...

'Diaper bandit' led police on high-speed chase that severely injured 6-year-old girl, prosecutors say

A Los Angeles man suspected of being the so-called Diaper Bandit was charged Friday with stealing diapers from stores in the Long Beach area and leading police on a pursuit that ended with a crash that severely injured a 6-year-old child. Darrion Tyrone Parker, 23, pleaded not guilty to six felony...

'We all started screaming': Two boys killed, mother seriously injured when sheriff's vehicle careens onto sidewalk

Dropping to a knee, Luis Hernandez lit a small white candle and placed it beside a bed of flowers near the intersection where his little brothers’ lives ended the night before. “I got the call and I didn’t believe it,” he said, wiping away tears Friday morning. “I just didn’t believe it.” Hernandez’s...

13-year-old girl rescued, 39 arrested in human trafficking sting in Compton, authorities say

A human trafficking sting in Compton resulted in 39 arrests and the rescue of a 13-year-old girl, authorities said Friday. The girl was released to the care of the Department of Children and Family Services after freeing her in the sweep conducted Wednesday by the Los Angeles Regional Human Trafficking...

From the Archives: 1952 flooding in Artesia

By mid-January 1952, Southern California had received 12 inches of rain — twice its normal total. Then a new storm added four inches. The Jan. 19, 1952, Los Angeles Times reported:...Scene of the most serious and extensive rescue work was Artesia. Approximately 4,000 persons were threatened in...

UC regents admonish UC President Janet Napolitano for approval of interference in state audit

University of California regents meeting on Thursday admonished UC President Janet Napolitano for agreeing to a plan that led to interference in a state audit on the operation of her office. Her approval of a plan in which top aides would preview campus administrators’ confidential survey responses...

His constant gunfire terrorized neighbors. But authorities could not prevent gunman's rampage

The screaming and gunfire coming from Kevin Neal’s blue mobile home last week was so disturbing that Jayne Barnes-Vinson called the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office to complain. “I heard a man and a woman screaming, like fighting, and the man was shooting off rounds like an automatic gun. So I was...

From the Archives: Cree folk singer Buffy Sainte-Marie gets Native Americans hired for 'The Virginian'

When popular folk singer Buffy Sainte-Marie accepted a lead role in one episode of “The Virginian,” she demanded that additional Native Americans be hired. Times staff writer Hal Humphrey explained in the April 25, 1968, Los Angeles Times: Buffy Sainte-Marie, the folk singer and a sprig of a girl,...

South L.A. man charged with threats against sheriff's deputies and others at Inglewood courthouse

A South Los Angeles man was arrested by federal authorities Wednesday for allegedly making a series of online threats to kill law enforcement personnel and others at the Inglewood courthouse, a nearby school and a private business. John Patrice Hale, 42, who used the online moniker “Frost K Blizzard,”...

High-speed rail authority says environmental reviews won't be completed until 2020

The state’s bullet train authority acknowledged Tuesday evening that it would fail to meet its self-imposed deadline to complete by 2018 the project’s environmental reviews, which determine the exact route that the electrified rail line would take between San Francisco and Los Angeles. The authority...

Housing crisis can be good news, if you're a landlord

As I write about the housing market in California, where high prices are forcing people into their cars, onto streets and farther from where they work, one thing is clear: I’m not making any friends among landlords. They sniff at the suggestion that some of their ilk are greedy, and they especially...

Palm Springs elects an all-LGBTQ City Council, showing the power of gay politics

With its tolerant culture, Midcentury architectural style and lively arts scene, Palm Springs has for decades been a mecca for the LGBTQ community. The city is ranked first in the state and third in the nation among cities with the most same-sex couples per 1,000 households, according to an analysis...

From the Archives: Klansmen heckled at 1979 border rally

On Independence Day 1979, the California Knights of the Ku Klux Klan held an anti-immigration rally at a park in San Diego next to the U.S.-Mexico border. Staff writer Ed Sylvester reported in the July 5, 1979, Los Angeles Times: The picnickers sunning themselves and munching hot dogs hardly looked...

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