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Legal clinic polishes non-lawyers' civil suits

Henry Kornman's window looks like one at a ticket office, with a metal grille to speak through and an opening for papers to be passed. People jot down their names with a pencil affixed to a plastic spoon and patiently wait to be summoned.SEE THE STORY

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In this group, she's just Gloria Molina, quilter

L.A. County Supervisor Gloria Molina shows her fabric-loving softer side at the East Los Angeles Stitchers, which she and friends founded to share their love of quilting and bring more Latinas into its sisterhood.

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  • Painter takes WWII vets back in time with traveling portrait exhibit
    Painter takes WWII vets back in time with traveling portrait exhibit

    Inside an air-conditioned hangar in the Sonoran Desert, a man in a red and black kilt sat in the shadow of a Supermarine Spitfire and painted.

  • Your brain is your joystick in neurogaming
    Your brain is your joystick in neurogaming

    Lat Ware pauses to straighten his jacket and organize his chaotic mind. For Ware, who has attention deficit disorder, standing in the halls of a gaming conference as people rush by can feel like being in a hurricane of humanity.

  • Syrians flee broken Aleppo as army closes in
    Syrians flee broken Aleppo as army closes in

    Minutes after the barrel bomb eviscerated the crowded market, those still alive had to contend with matters of survival — and collecting what little remained of the dead.

  • Theater troupe takes on Jewish female stereotypes
    Theater troupe takes on Jewish female stereotypes

    Ronda Spinak squeezed more folding chairs into a Brentwood living room, which that afternoon had been transformed, with much shuffling of couches and tables, into a temporary theater.

  • Thai Muslim mosque in Azusa is a work of faith
    Thai Muslim mosque in Azusa is a work of faith

    It is near midnight. The Ramadan prayers have just been said, the congregants have paid respect to Allah and headed home. Only the gray-haired imam and his wife remain at the little house of faith they have devoted their lives to.

  • California drought imperils a dream
    California drought imperils a dream

    At first they called Fred Lujan a gentleman farmer.

  • Kenyan kids jump across the world
    Kenyan kids jump across the world

    When she first picked up a jump-rope, at age 11, Beryl Atieno was just another young girl in Kibera, Nairobi's notorious slum. Her horizon didn't extend far past its mud-slick streets and jagged patchwork of rusting rooftops.

  • Playwright's 'ghosts' reflect spirit of Santa Ana
    Playwright's 'ghosts' reflect spirit of Santa Ana

    Writing 'The Long Road Today' required Jose Cruz Gonzalez to convince locals to share memories, fears and hopes about their home.

  • A decades-old same-sex marriage complicates a green-card case
    A decades-old same-sex marriage complicates a green-card case

    Anthony Sullivan and Richard Adams were spending a quiet evening watching television in their Tujunga home when Johnny Carson joked about some liberal county clerk in Colorado who had done the unthinkable: issued a marriage license to two men.

  • A tree's cinematic fame continues to grow in East L.A.
    A tree's cinematic fame continues to grow in East L.A.

    After traveling to Los Angeles from a small town in Hungary, Richard Hellenbort could have shadowed the Brentwood Country Mart, the Chateau Marmont or the Ivy hoping to catch a glimpse of stars such as Kobe, Brad or Angelina.

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