With the city experiencing its first crime surge in more than a decade, homicides countywide are on pace with last year, according to recent data from the coroner's office.
The fatal shooting of a homeless man by Los Angeles police Sunday morning is once again focusing attention on officer-involved shootings.
When Angelenos phone the city to complain about illegal construction, trash piling up next door or other building nuisances, some parts of town have gotten a faster reaction from building inspectors than have others, a Times analysis of city data shows.
Paul Livingston pressed his left arm to the pavement of Santa Monica Boulevard and slowly dragged his mangled body out of the street and onto the curb.
As hundreds protested Tuesday outside Los Angeles Police Department headquarters, someone wrote a provocative statement in chalk in the sidewalk: "LAPD killed 1 person per week since 2000. 82% were black or brown."
Catherine Lacey Dodd's son's birthday and Halloween fall around the same time of year. Earlier this month, they engaged their imaginations and their love of all things "Star Wars," and headed out to Joshua Tree National Park.
There's nothing like that feeling at the end of a race, knowing you've given your all. Photographing a race, you can really see the pain and determination on athletes' faces, with a hint of relief knowing that they'll soon be done.
"I wasn't exactly sure why these woman were dressed up as zombies," but that didn't stop Ric Berryman from turning his lens on the three women in this photo, taken aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach on Saturday.