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  • Getting a read on the city with Edward W. Soja's 'My Los Angeles'

    Getting a read on the city with Edward W. Soja's 'My Los Angeles'
    When people say that Los Angeles is hard to read, as they often do, they're usually not talking about books. They're talking about the city itself or rather the megalopolis, made up of dozens of cities. It is this sprawling, tangled, confusing, seemingly homogenous but in fact diverse, mixed-up urban and suburban landscape that people describe as illegible.
  • Robert L. Brosio dies at 77; retired federal prosecutor

    Robert L. Brosio dies at 77; retired federal prosecutor
    Robert L. Brosio, a retired federal prosecutor who supervised high-profile cases that included those against bank swindler Charles Keating Jr. and Los Angeles police officers who were involved in the beating of Rodney King, has died. He was 77. Brosio,...

    To reform the Sheriff's Dept., look to the LAPD

    To reform the Sheriff's Dept., look to the LAPD
    The recent resignation of Sheriff Lee Baca presents a much-needed opportunity for meaningful, lasting and long-overdue reform of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The federal indictments in December of 18 former and current sheriff's deputies...

    Harvey J. Fields dies at 78; rabbi led Wilshire Boulevard Temple

    Harvey J. Fields dies at 78; rabbi led Wilshire Boulevard Temple
    Rabbi Harvey J. Fields, who for 18 years presided over Los Angeles' oldest synagogue, Wilshire Boulevard Temple, and was prominent in interfaith efforts to mend race relations after the 1992 riots, died Thursday at his home in Beverly Hills. He was 78....

    Kelly Thomas verdict: No justice for beaten homeless man, readers fume

    Kelly Thomas verdict: No justice for beaten homeless man, readers fume
    In July 2011, Kelly Thomas -- a mentally ill homeless man -- was beaten unconscious by Fullerton police officers and later died from his injuries. Recordings of the beating show Thomas repeatedly begging for his life, even saying, "Dad, help me." On...