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L.A. now has a new tallest building. How it will fit into the fabric of the city is still open to debate

Standing at the base of the Wilshire Grand, architect David Martin shielded his eyes to take in the scope of Los Angeles’ newest and tallest skyscraper. Eight years ago, this shimmering glass tower began its life in his sketchbook as an ink drawing and a splash of blue wash. Now, after four years...

From the Archives: The Cabazon dinosaur builder

Claude K. Bell, a Knott's Berry Farm sculptor and portrait artist, opened the Wheel Inn cafe in 1958. To attract customers to the restaurant in Cabazon, he began building dinosaurs. Bell thought big. "The brontosaurus is just the beginning." he said, " I've got 62 acres alongside the freeway. In...

Southern California activists and attorneys begin to strategize after Supreme Court affirms parts of Trump's travel ban

After President Trump enacted a travel ban against a number of Muslim-majority countries in January, protesters took to the streets. People with visas and green cards found themselves detained or facing deportation and attorneys camped out at airports to provide free legal counsel. Almost five...

Must police disclose past accusations against them before testifying? The answer could overturn an L.A. County drug case

The case seemed open and shut. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Justin Walter told a jury how he had pulled over a sport utility vehicle for an expired registration tag. The veteran sergeant went into detail about the stop — how he saw the SUV’s passenger sneak his hand between his seat and the...

Fast-moving fire burning in Santa Clarita; 14 Freeway closed

A car crash sparked a fire in Santa Clarita that quickly spread to more than 500 acres Sunday afternoon, authorities said. The fire broke out about 1 p.m. near the intersection of the 14 Freeway and Placerita Canyon Road early Sunday afternoon, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The...

Sister Sam, founder of St. Vincent Meals on Wheels, dead at 82

In 1977, Sister Alice Marie Quinn started what became St. Vincent Meals on Wheels with a single pot of stew served to 83 seniors in a church basement near MacArthur Park. On Friday — days after celebrating her 82nd birthday — Sister Sam, as she was known by friends, died of natural causes. As executive...

Mastiff named Martha crowned world's ugliest dog

A 125-pound gentle giant named Martha has been crowned the winner of the World's Ugliest Dog Contest. The gassy Neapolitan mastiff was a favorite of the Northern California crowd from the start at the Friday night contest, often plopping down on her side on stage. She was rescued when she was nearly...

With millions set to lose Obamacare, DWP workers keep getting a sweeter deal

Two news items jumped out at me in the last several days. Item one: The U.S. Senate, after conducting its business behind closed doors, burped up a healthcare reform package that is likely to throw millions of people off the health insurance rolls. Item two: The Los Angeles Department of Water...

What's the Turkey Testicle Festival like? Welcome to this Dunlap, Calif., tradition

The Turkey Testicle Festival is the biggest social event in this stretch of Sierra foothills. Its only competition is the yearly rodeo just down the road or the American Legion Hall dances. “And they don’t really come close,” said Mike Collins, who went to Dunlap’s first turkey party the year he...

Do charters or traditional schools have it worse? A new study says both

Charter schools remain a subject of intense debate in Los Angeles, especially with the arrival soon of two new school board members who were supported by charter backers. While research on charters often is inconclusive and partisan, a study released this week has ammunition for both their enthusiasts...

African American students thrive with high graduation rates at UC Riverside

African American students say supportive staff, faculty and peers help them thrive and graduate at rates similar to other races at UC Riverside.

Jerry Nelson dies; astronomer who built advanced telescopes was 73

Jerry Nelson, an astronomer who designed advanced telescopes that help scientists glimpse far reaches of the universe, has died. He was 73. UC Santa Cruz, where Nelson was a professor emeritus of astronomy and astrophysics, said he died June 10 at his home. No cause was given. Nelson’s design using...

From the Archives: Girls' Dare Club

This photo was published as stand-alone warm weather art in the March 19, 1934, Los Angeles Times. Under the headline "If This is Spring, Come on Summer," the original caption reported: Harbingers of spring, now just two days away, swarmed over the Southland beaches yesterday in the form of adorning...

Manson follower Patricia Krenwinkel's bid for freedom denied, despite claims he abused her

Charles Manson follower Patricia Krenwinkel claims cult leader abused her. Will that help her finally win parole?

Los Angeles considers renaming Rodeo Road in southwest L.A. ‘Obama Boulevard’

President Obama has been out of office only a few months. But he might have both a street and an L.A. freeway named after him soon. Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson has proposed renaming Rodeo Road in southwest L.A. “Obama Boulevard” in honor of the president. Wesson noted that Obama...

An LAPD officer needs a bone marrow transplant. His ethnicity limits his chances of getting one

Matthew Medina, 40, suffers from an often-fatal disease. As a Filipino, his chances of finding a bone marrow donor are less than 50%.

Erroneous report of 6.8 earthquake near Santa Barbara

An erroneous report of a 6.8 earthquake in Santa Barbara was reported Wednesday. The quake appears to have been from 1925. Read more about Southern California earthquakes. UPDATES: 4:55 p.m.: This article was updated with information that the report was erroneous. This article was originally published...

How do you live when you know one day you’ll be immobile? This is Kam Redlawsk’s story

The night is always broken by pain. She wakes desperate to shake the frozen ache wrapped around her limbs. Too weak to roll over, turn, shift, she nudges her husband who wearily pushes her into a new position. The performance plays out up to a dozen times before sunlight slides through the shutters....

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