| Jul 12, 2013
| 8:35 PM
Players come and go in the NBA. They have their glory, get old and live later lives out of the limelight. Unless your name is Michael Jordan or a few others, you depart Earth in the company of family, a few friends and a neighbor or two.
Then there is...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Greta Goplen stood in position with a cane at the ready, like a ninja warding off invisible foes.
As an instructor yelled out directions to the class — "left, left, jab, jab, nose! right, right, jab, jab, nose!" — the 59-year-old raised...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 12:21 PM
SAN DIEGO — As a civic black-eye, it was a doozy.
The July 4th Big Bay Boom Fireworks of 2012 was to be set to patriotic music and last a spectacular 16 minutes above the West Coast home of the U.S. Navy.
Instead it was over in an explosive...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 3:46 PM
Kobe Bryant didn't practice Tuesday for the second consecutive day because of a sore ankle and strained right foot, but he expects to be nearly at full strength when the Lakers play Utah on Wednesday.
"Hopefully I'll be about 90% by tomorrow ... put this...
| Dec 2, 2012
Amid reports of widespread sexual abuse of children in the late 1980s, several leading youth organizations began conducting criminal background checks of volunteers and staff members.
Big Brothers Big Sisters ordered the checks for all volunteers...
| Dec 16, 2012
To generations of children attending summer camp in the Santa Monica Mountains, Grant Gerson was the happy-go-lucky guy in the boots and cowboy hat who brought the West alive for them.
Gerson, who opened the Calamigos Star C Ranch in 1947, died Dec. 6...
| Nov 14, 2012
Jack Gilbert, a poet who eschewed conventions of career and writing style to develop a singular voice that combined intellectual heft with a spare specificity of language that made him among the major figures of American poetry over the last half-century,...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 4:23 PM
A YMCA housing tenant was stabbed Monday morning during a dispute with a janitor at the Louise Street building, officials said. The tenant, 47, and the janitor, 66, who sustained blunt force trauma to the head, were taken to Los......
| Mar 8, 2013
| 6:54 AM
American photographer John Wells Rahill crossed the Pacific and made the long journey to Russia in 1917, where he cataloged life....
| Dec 28, 2012
| 6:44 AM
About 400 people gathered Thursday evening at the steps of Pasadena City Hall to mourn a youth sports coach killed by stray gunfire on Christmas morning in Pasadena. Victor McClinton, a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department technician, was...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 7:03 AM
The University of California’s Board of Regents has long been considered among the most plum of gubernatorial appointments. It has been compared by past members to the College of Cardinals at the Vatican. Former Gov. Pat Brown said it was akin to ...