Join Los Angeles Times Publisher Austin Beutner in Reading Los Angeles. Each month, he or a member of The Times staff will select a book that highlights the challenges and opportunities we face as Angelenos. Books not only inform us, they inspire conversations. Join us for monthly in-person discussions as part of our efforts to help build a greater sense of community in Los Angeles.
Spring training is in full swing, and there’s no better time to pick up the L.A. Times’s new book club selection, "The Boys of Summer" by Robert Kahn. It’s a classic work of sports journalism that weaves together Kahn’s memories of growing up within shouting distance of Ebbets Field, rooting for the Dodgers with his father, and stories from his years covering the team during Jackie Robinson’s legendary reign as a player and civil rights activist.
To celebrate this book, the joy of baseball, and our own Dodgers, we will be hosting an event at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, April 12 for a conversation with the author, Roger Kahn, Dodger alumni, moderated by Mickey Cantor. Fore more information and to RSVP click here.
“Ghettoside” follows one case, the killing of an LAPD officer's son in South L.A., and uses it to explore the “plague of murders” in African American communities. “Ghettoside” got its start in The Times' groundbreaking Homicide Report; it goes beyond conventional thinking to raise provocative, timely questions about policing in urban environments.