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Los Angeles Riots (1992)

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  • Theater reviews: Solo performances with the power to touch many

    Theater reviews: Solo performances with the power to touch many
    The three solo performance pieces being presented on separate bills at the Kirk Douglas Theatre — Luis Alfaro's "St. Jude," Roger Guenveur Smith's "Rodney King," and Trieu Tran's "Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam" — haven't much in common stylistically....
  • Kirk Douglas season includes new musical, show on Rodney King

    Kirk Douglas season includes new musical, show on Rodney King
    The new season at the Kirk Douglas Theatre will feature four main productions, including a world-premiere musical and Irish actor Barry McGovern in a piece dedicated to Samuel Beckett.  In addition, the 2013-14 season, announced Thursday by Center...
  • Rodney King dies at 47; victim of brutal beating became reluctant symbol of race relations

    Rodney King dies at 47; victim of brutal beating became reluctant symbol of race relations
    Rodney King never set out to be a James Meredith or Rosa Parks. He was a drunk, unemployed construction worker on parole when he careened into the city's consciousness in a white Hyundai early one Sunday morning in 1991. While he was enduring the...
  • L.A. riots: Readers respond to 20th anniversary coverage

     
    Readers by the dozens have shared their memories of the 1992 Los Angeles riots, which erupted 20 years ago....
  • Jenni Rivera's musical family helped popularize Mexican narco-ballads

     
    Jenni Rivera, the Mexican American pop music singer who died in an airplane crash, came from a family that wielded an enormous influence on Mexican popular culture in Los Angeles....
  • Rodney King death report: Questions remain, relative says

     
    One of Rodney King’s close relatives said Thursday that questions remain about how he drowned in his backyard pool despite the findings in a coroner’s investigation....
  • Coroner: Rodney King in drug, alcohol 'delirium' at time of death

     
    Rodney King drowned in his backyard swimming pool while in a “state of drug and alcohol-induced delirium,” officials concluded Thursday. The San Bernardino County coroner’s office said King died as a result of an accidental drowning...
  • Chief Beck says illegal immigrants need 'fair' treatment. Agree?

     
    Through a series of actions in the last year, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck has emerged as a leading voice in the national debate about illegal immigration. His first move made it easier for unlicensed drivers — a group dominated by......
  • Rodney King drank, smoked pot before drowning, records show

     
    Before his death by accidental drowning, Rodney King spent the night and early morning hours drinking and smoking marijuana at his house in Rialto and was stumbling around his backyard moments before he fell into his swimming pool, according to the San...
  • Rodney King 'incapacitated' by drugs, alcohol before drowning

     
    Rodney King died of accidental drowning in his backyard swimming pool. But San Bernardino County officials said he was smoking pot and drinking in the hours before his death. The coroner's report listed King's death as an accident but added......
  • Rodney King on cocaine, PCP before drowning, coroner finds

     
    Rodney King, a reluctant symbol of police brutality and the troubled relations between the Los Angeles Police Department and minorities, died after drowning in his backyard pool in Rialto in June with a cocktail of alcohol and drugs in his......