| Nov 28, 2013
| 2:46 PM
PANAMA CANAL ZONE — After waiting out an early-afternoon downpour, Vice President Joe Biden and the U.S. delegation emerged into the humid heat to tour the $5.2-billion canal expansion.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake snapped pictures...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 5:31 PM
Vacant pieces of property all over Southern California are being transformed this week into small forests of holiday green. Haulers are delivering hundreds of thousands of trees, often in the dark of night, to seasonal merchants gearing up to profit...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 3:00 AM
As soon as Cheri Rae Russell steps onto Spring Street, parking lot flag wavers and quinceañera outfitters flock to her like sparrows to St. Francis. Either this is a woman who has lived a life seriously committed to erasing all traces of urban anonymity,...
| Nov 23, 2013
On some issues, there are very few or no "pro" letters to balance out the "con" ones. Take, for example, the Los Angeles Unified School District's iPad program. Since it was unveiled this year, I could perhaps count on my fingers the number of letters we'...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 1:31 PM
The push to bring technology into cars is a slow crawl for many automakers, particularly because of one wrenching issue that has come up in nearly every discussion at the L.A. Auto Show: distracted driving.
“It’s very important to get that...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 8:26 AM
A Glendale man killed himself Monday morning when he shot himself in the chest while sitting inside his car in the La Verne Police Department parking lot, officials said.
Los Angeles County coroner’s officials identified him as 59-year-old Roger...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 5:00 AM
ALEPPO, Syria — The bags of pita bread are stacked in tight formation on the sidewalk, as if standing at attention.
From here they will be dispersed across the rebel-held neighborhood to small, nondescript distribution centers: the bike repair...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 6:55 PM
If it weren't for Google trying to cover it up, the old sea-worn barge stacked four stories high with customized shipping containers may not have become an object of global fascination.
But Google being Google with all its out-there projects —...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 3:16 PM
One of the arguments made for the 2010 healthcare law was that it attacked the problem of underinsurance -- the threadbare policies that offered such poor coverage, they allowed millions of Americans to be bankrupted by medical bills. Now, however,...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 1:06 PM
The caption for the accompanying photo has been corrected, as indicated below.
If ever there's a time for the government to track how many miles individual Americans drive, now isn't it.
My colleague Evan Halper reported Monday that state and...
| Oct 29, 2013
Re "A black box in your car? It's possible," Oct. 27
The federal gas tax, set at 18.4 cents per gallon 20 years ago, has not been increased for inflation and therefore does not provide enough revenue to pay for road construction and maintenance. The...