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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterOver the last six months, more than 250 homeless people have pitched tents near the Ontario airport, creating a burgeoning shantytown that sprawls across vacant lots and spills into side streets. They call it Tent City, and for many it's a welcome...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterLarry Gibson first spotted Dennis Golay outside West Hollywood's French Market Place. By the time he was halfway across Santa Monica Boulevard, he'd fallen in love. It was Nov. 14, 1981 -- Golay's 34th birthday. Seven years later, both men tested...
Be charitable to Nuñez Re "Nuñez used a charity to funnel donations," Nov. 2 Not only is it OK for elected officials to support worthwhile charities, it is their civic responsibility. Their status as leaders in the community make their support...
Tags: Judges, Foreign Aid, Justice System, Democracy, Terrorism
Times Staff WriterA few weeks after the new $17-million Midnight Mission for the homeless opened downtown this spring, Larry Adamson still was getting used to the building that is likely to become his legacy. At the time, only half of the phone lines worked, e-mails...
Times Staff WritersCOLORADO CITY, Ariz. — For half a century, while polygamous members of this remote enclave engaged in widespread sexual abuse and child exploitation, government authorities on all levels did little to intervene or protect generations of victims....
Showers! a counselor commanded. All the boys around me began to strip until they stood naked at the edge of the institutions showers. Lets go! a second counselor shouted. One! Two! I froze. Barely seven years old, lost among rows of beds in an...
Tags: Social Issues, Examinations, Crimes, Prisons, Awards and Prizes
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterWASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday refused to expand the rights of church groups, turning down appeals in a pair of cases. In the first case, the justices declined to hear a free-speech claim from an evangelical minister in Northern...
Tags: Judges, Freedom of Religion, Health, Justice System, Finance
FreeRice.com is one of the most ingenious websites of 2007. In the best spirit of the Internet, it offers education, entertainment and a way to change the world -- all for free. All you have to do is visit the site and play a vocabulary game. For each...
In the pages of one day's Times last week were two in a lengthening procession of articles explaining what happens when governments run out of money, as city and county officials across the state cut programs to save cash. Four pages earlier was the...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe leader of an Orthodox Jewish sect was arrested Wednesday after authorities unsealed a sweeping 37-count indictment alleging that he operated a decade-long tax fraud and money laundering scheme stretching from Israel through New York to downtown Los...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterWhen Planned Parenthood representatives began handing out free condoms during an initial information session with recent Vietnamese immigrants in Orange County last year, a hush fell over the room. Those who took one quietly whispered, in Vietnamese,...
Karen Bass, California's new Assembly speaker, visited The Times last week to discuss her efforts to fix California's tax structure, negotiate a balanced budget with Republicans and reform foster care in the state. Below is a partial transcript of her...
Tags: Social Issues, Politics, Republican Party, Family, Robert Greene
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