On Monday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of a death row inmate in Florida that raises this question: “Whether the Florida scheme for identifying mentally retarded defendants in capital cases violates Atkins vs. Virginia.” Atkins vs. Show More Summary
Somewhere between the second and third martini by the fireplace at Morgan's, or perhaps it's the poolside moment the warm wind hits you with the fragrance of orange blossoms -- wherever it eventually happens -- you can feel what it must...Show More Summary
There's unrest brewing in the world of yoga. If you watched ABC's Nightline last week or read Benjamin Wallace's story in Vanity Fair last month, Bikram Choudhury, the eponymous Guru that helped transform the bodies of housewives and college grads with liberal arts degrees, is under pressure. Show More Summary
Jimmer Fredette's four-year tenure at BYU was filled with enough superlatives to create one's very own thesaurus. As a senior, he led the nation in scoring while earning every major National Player of the Year honor, including the prestigious Wooden and Naismith Awards. Show More Summary
We do it for President Obama's visits, so take note: Israel prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is coming to town this afternoon. Traffic jams will ensue thanks to closures.
It was the day after the Oscars, but the happiest, most relieved Angeleno on Monday was probably Mayor Eric Garcetti. Why? Because he just happened to be on a trade mission to Mexico on the day Toronto Mayor Rob Ford came to Los Angeles.
Speaker Perez gets gifts. Covering Garcetti in Mexico. Are LA gang members fighting in Syria? Miles O'Brien reports from Fukushima. Oscar ratings were high. Plus more.
I am speaking to you from deep within the trenches of this silent war. I reside inside of the tattoo community. I'm deep within the middle ranks of those that have lasted over 10 years in the trade. There is a war between the real traditionalists who are true to their craft and the tattoo rock and roll super star wannabes. Show More Summary
Just when it seems from consuming any media that LA has abandoned its automobile ways — but in actuality hasn't — Los Angeles Magazine decides to zig where the others zag.
There has been a new species of journalist spied recently at Los Angeles City Hall. That would be reporters for the as-yet-unseen LA Register.
Eric Garcetti picked a good few days to be in Mexico City on a trade mission (the subject of today's LA Observed segment on KCRW.) Toronto's goofy mayor was in town to do Jimmy Kimmel and take Twitter pictures at City Hall.
This farewell note went out to the Los Angeles Times newsroom today from former staff writer Sam Quinones. He's off to freelance and write books, most immediately about America's new upper middle class heroin epidemic.
This undated photograph of movie stars Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart appears on the California state controller’s list of unclaimed property. Credit to Larry Harnisch for noticing.
A headline Monday in Politics Now, the L.A. Times' blog on national politics, distilled the challenge facing Rep. Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) as he tries to broaden his party's appeal.
Last week I spent a beautiful few days in my hometown of Santa Cruz. What a treat it was to leave snowy New York for sunny California. I was able to walk the cliffs, surf, hang out with high school friends and catch up on the latestShow More Summary
Can a piece of paper be a smoking gun?
The nation’s two largest conventional grocery chains, Kroger and Safeway, have announced that they will not sell genetically engineered salmon. They join several other chains, including Target, Whole Foods (of course) and Trader Joe’s. Now let’s hope the holdouts, such as Costco, do the same.
Sheila Kuehl walked her first picket line as a member of the Screen Actors' Guild, when she was 11 years old, an experience that forever forged her close ties to America's working families and their unions. Kuehl was a highly-respected...Show More Summary
A website called BuzzFeed yesterday paid tribute to In-n-Out Burger by listing 27 whimsical reasons why they are so beloved. I won't detail them all but some are admirable. It began: "First of all, the burgers, which are handmade byShow More Summary