A group of teenagers who were arrested in a deadly attack on a USC graduate student as he walked home from a study group could be charged with murder and special circumstances, a crime that could potentially bring the death penalty, police said Monday.
Los Angeles County's ambitious, multibillion-dollar drive to upgrade jails and detention centers is leaving behind a dilapidated, 100-year-old lockup for juveniles east of downtown.
Los Angeles transit officials proudly point to growing ridership on the county¿s light-rail and subway system, which last year saw a 5% increase in the number of passengers getting on trains.
The inmate in blue jail-issue scrubs turned toward Mecca and sang the midday call to prayer heard at Muslim places of worship around Southern California on the last Friday of Ramadan.
On Kawara, the acclaimed but enigmatic Japanese artist whose body of conceptual works addressed the passage of time in detached, numerical ways, has died. He was 81. Kawara died in New York City in late June, according to his representatives at the David Zwirner Gallery, which announced his death on its website. The artist had lived in New York for five decades; no cause of death was given. An intensely private man, Kawara avoided interviews and seldom had his picture taken. He wanted his art to speak for itself, preferring not to attend his own openings and resisting others' attempts to explain his intentions to the public. Widely exhibited during his life, Kawara was featured in...