| Nov 17, 2013
| 8:55 AM
A Louisiana election that would have diverted library funding to jails was defeated Saturday. The election gained national attention after Lafourche Parish Council Chair Lindel Toups said he thought libraries had too much money and voiced his...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Adrian McFarland awoke in a panic. His brother had come to him again in a dream. In this one, McFarland walked into a bar and there his brother stood, flashing a toothy smile.
But Charles had been gone for nearly two decades, shot to death in Los...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 6:28 AM
Join the Homicide Report’s Nicole Santa Cruz at 9 a.m. for an L.A. Now Live chat on her latest article: the Los Angeles Police Department’s work to create a “Google for murder.”
The article looks at how the LAPD has assembled a...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 3:14 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Friday named five people to the Board of Library Commissioners, all of them supporters of his bid for citywide office earlier this year.
The volunteer panel, which oversees dozens of regional and branch libraries, will...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 6:38 PM
ASHEBORO, N.C. — High school students in Randolph County once again can get “Invisible Man,” Ralph Ellison’s classic 1952 novel of alienation and racial discrimination, at school libraries.
Nine days after the county school board...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 7:40 PM
SAN DIEGO — There was a banner above Saturday's sneak-peak celebration for the city's new nine-story, ultramodern downtown central library: "The Story Begins. Discover Your Next Chapter."
That next chapter begins in full Monday when the $184.9-...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 7:47 AM
"Due to the temporary shutdown of the federal government, the Library of Congress is closed to the public and researchers beginning Oct. 1, 2013 until further notice," reads the Library of Congress website.
Not only are the front doors locked; the...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 5:55 AM
For those going through “Breaking Bad” withdrawal, the Glendale Public Library has a possible antidote: a reading list inspired by the hit AMC show that ended on Sunday.
The list includes “Leaves of Grass,” the Walt Whitman book...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 4:00 PM
A critical mass of artists emerging in the '70s whose work responded to image saturation in the media and everyday life -- among them Cindy Sherman, Sherrie Levine and Richard Prince -- came to be known as the Pictures Generation.
It could be argued...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Some surgeries were postponed, some student dining hall hours reduced and some classes canceled as UC’s medical centers and academic campuses reported an uneven impact of a one-day labor strike Wednesday.
The walkout by thousands of service...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 1:11 PM
Granted, it’s not quite the same thing as a big discount on a giant flat-screen television or an Xbox console. But there are Black Friday book deals to be had out there.
Black Friday, for example, is a time when many public libraries schedule book...