| Oct 18, 2009
On a recent Sunday morning, Brian Barajas, a mop-topped 8-year-old, stashed his bike against the wall and raced inside a tired little house, ducking under two withered fruit trees. The house was so close to the tracks you could hear the engineer call...
| Jul 12, 2009
Civil rights leaders called for a federal investigation into the fatal shooting of Woodrow Player Jr. by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies in unincorporated Athens, which became the scene Saturday of yet more shootings.
Player, 22, was shot...
| Mar 20, 2009
Yes, Tommy Lee, you can go home again.
The Greek-born rocker says he was ecstatic to learn recently that his band Mötley Crüe will be visiting Athens this summer during the Crüe Fest 2 world tour. Tickets went on sale this week, and the tour includes a...
| Dec 26, 2009
Vic Chesnutt, a singer-songwriter of spare, idiosyncratic folk songs tinged with melancholy, died Christmas Day in Athens, Ga., after taking an overdose of prescription muscle relaxants, a family spokesman said. He was 45.
Chesnutt had been admitted to...
| Jan 1, 2010
William Tuohy, a former longtime Los Angeles Times foreign correspondent who was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the Vietnam War, has died. He was 83.
Tuohy died Thursday morning after open heart surgery at St. John's Health Center in...
| Jan 24, 2010
For advocates of the repatriation of marble sculptures removed from the Parthenon in the early 19th century and long housed at the British Museum in London, the new Acropolis Museum is proof -- at last -- that Greece has a safe place to display the...
| Jan 31, 2010
One in a series of occasional articles
The Troubadour, awash on a recent night in indigo light and chiming guitars, doesn't look all that different than it did in the 1970s, when music history plugged in to the club's stage amps and earned the tiny...
| Feb 7, 2010
You know those destinations you feel obligated to visit but don't really want to? Travel section readers do. We asked them to tell us about some of the places they were certain weren't right for them, and here's what they said. Sometimes, the...
| Jan 15, 1989
ATHENS -- It is the winter of the patriarch in a stunned and embittered Greece. The season is surreal. So many crazy things are happening that the bizarre has become almost routine.
"The unprecedented events occurring in our country create the impression...