As a native of East Hollywood, Hector Tobar grew up reading the Los Angeles Times. He devoured the sports pages, especially, but never ...
May 29, 2012
William Perez has been waiting a long time to tell someone all the sad and crazy things he's seen.
December 14, 2009
Matt Berman believes that barbershops can change the world.
September 15, 2009
In South Los Angeles' flat plain of humble homes, apartments and palms, there is a community officially (but rarely) called Westmont that has no "mont," not even a hill. It got its name, it seems, from being west of Vermont Avenue.
March 16, 2009
When I was a boy growing up in Los Angeles circa 1970, I did something that brought dishonor to my people.
March 3, 2009
Jim Hubbard was one of the legions of people who followed the 2008 presidential campaign obsessively. Primaries, polls: He took it all in, from Iowa to election day.
February 24, 2009
In Southern California, winter is our season of renewal.
January 6, 2009
There are just two weeks left in his presidency, but down in San Diego County the heavy machinery is grinding away at one last grand project from the administration of George W. Bush.
December 23, 2008
I have no idea if Esteban Nuñez is a "gang member," a term that's used and misused so often that I prefer to give it a home inside quotation marks.
December 16, 2008
A lot of us Angelenos take East Los Angeles for granted.
December 9, 2008
Stand behind the curtain of bamboo just outside the paddock of the last, lone elephant at the Los Angeles Zoo and you'll hear the daylong drumbeat of running feet.