| Jan 26, 2014
| 5:10 PM
In 1989, attorney Ray Clark got a telephone call that would make him, for a while, one of the most famous lawyers in Los Angeles.
The call to his small firm was from the presiding judge in the trial of Richard Ramirez, accused of being the brutal serial...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 3:00 PM
It was Father Gregory Boyle's first invitation to address the Los Angeles Police Commission, and he had something to get off his chest.
For a quarter of a century, Boyle has steered boys and girls, and men and women, out of the gang life through Homeboy...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 6:56 AM
Philanthropists have rescued San Francisco from a $105,000 tab the city incurred in November when it turned itself into Gotham City for "Batkid," a 5-year-old leukemia patient who stole hearts and captivated the nation as he hopped around the city in...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 8:13 PM
Don Engel had only a small law firm in Los Angeles — just two or three attorneys in addition to him and his wife. But a phone call from Engel could strike fear among the loftiest executives in the music business.
Engel, who represented some of the...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 11:03 AM
In some ways, nothing speaks to the global impact of the Academy Awards quite like the international response to the nominations for best foreign language film.
The five nominees in the category are Belgium’s “The Broken Circle Breakdown,&...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Riverside police recovered a stolen puppy that was intended as a gift for a 7-year-old girl with leukemia, authorities said Wednesday.
The pug was supposed to be a Christmas present from a Riverside woman, who had heard about the child's plight,...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 6:08 PM
Like the Arctic front sweeping across the country, the winds of change have whipped through the NFL this season and altered the landscape.
Nowhere is that more evident than the first day of the playoffs.
Walking the sidelines Saturday will be...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 12:11 PM
An 8-year-old Pennsylvania girl, whose battle against a rare form of leukemia became a social media sensation that inspired thousands of people to gather and sing her Christmas carols, has succumbed to her disease, her family announced on Wednesday....
| Dec 19, 2013
| 1:14 PM
When Janet Rowley was accepted into the University of Chicago's medical school in 1944, the quota for women was already filled — three in a class of 65.
So she had to wait a year.
Dr. Rowley made up for that early setback by becoming an...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Eyad Sarraj, a Palestinian human rights campaigner who dealt with the mental health damage caused by political oppression and challenged both Israeli and Palestinian abuses, has died. He was 69.
Sarraj died Tuesday at Hadassah Medical Center in...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 8:13 PM
It is a stark image of the screen star, a woman whose playful smile and cascading hair made her a style icon of the 1970s and '80s.
Staring straight ahead, Farrah Fawcett's eyes are pensive, her face still.
A silk screen on canvas, the Andy Warhol...