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  • Shooting at San Francisco gay pride event leaves one dead, 2 wounded

     
    One person was killed and two others injured following a shooting Saturday evening at a gay pride event in San Francisco, authorities said. Stephen Powell, 19, died after being shot in the chest during a street party in the city’s......
  • 'Louie': Coming back down to Earth (in more ways than one)

     
    One of the things I've really liked about "Louie" so far is its gentle humanism. The show is genuinely interested in people being people, and even though series star Louis C.K. has a pretty grim outlook on the human race,......
  • Book review: 'The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey' by Walter Mosley

    Book review: 'The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey' by Walter Mosley
    With his 30th novel, "The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey," the fascinating Walter Mosley not only returns to top form, but also extends once again the boundaries of the hard-boiled suspense genre in which his best work always has been rooted. No other...
  • A familiar story in a new universe

    REWRITING a famous story from a different character's point of view has become common enough that the results constitute a genre of their own. John Gardner saw "Beowulf" through the monster's eyes in "Grendel"; Jean Rhys' "Wide Sargasso Sea" excavated the...
  • South L.A. neighborhood on edge after shooting

    On the way home from school Thursday, 13-year-old Magda Gomez and his friends walked past the South Los Angeles intersection where five youths and three adults were shot the day before. One of the boys pointed out the splatter of dried blood that...
  • The old men and the sea

    The old men and the sea
    Like the other old men at this Costa Mesa boatyard, where the hulls of peeling sloops and half-made cutters rot on their wooden posts, Karl Markvart can't be certain he'll live long enough to reach the water. Again and again, he's watched the boat...
  • The real mistake in 'teen pregnancy'

    Given America's increasing obsession with teenage pregnancy over the last three decades, it's inevitable that sensational stories such as Gloucester High School's mythical pregnancy pact would generate a media frenzy. Ignited by Time magazine's June...
  • Can 'Up in the Air' turn USC Scripter into a win at Oscars?

     
    "Up in the Air" won the USC Scripter Award on Saturday, competing against three of its competitors at the Oscars -- "District 9," "An Education" and "Precious" -- as well as "Crazy Heart." The fifth Oscar nominee is the adapted script for "In the Loop."...
  • The Old Woman of the Freeway

     
    Feb. 19, 1980: I had forgotten about this wonderful mural until I came across Suzanne Muchnic’s feature about Kent Twitchell. “The Old Woman of the Freeway” on the Prince Hotel in Echo Park was painted over in 1986 and vandalized while being...
  • Manhunt underway for driver who fatally struck 19-year-old man in San Bernardino

     
    A manhunt was underway in San Bernardino on Saturday for a hit-and-run driver who killed a 19-year-old man traveling on his bicycle with his younger brother, who was critically injured in the collision, authorities said. Thomas Joseph Meeks of San......
  • More evidence of a link between hospitalization and dementia

     
    Spending time in a hospital can make you crazy (in a manner of speaking). Studies have shown that older people who are hospitalized for critical illnesses often suffer from cognitive impairment. But without comparing those patients with older people who.....