| Dec 11, 2012
| 12:23 AM
Three days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Los Angeles's had its first World War II black-out, LA Times city desk editors were allowed to continue working with desk lamps only....
| Dec 9, 2012
Jack Brooks hounded government bureaucrats, drafted articles of impeachment against President Nixon and was a strong supporter of civil rights in a congressional career that spanned four decades. But the Texas politician was perhaps best known for his...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Interested in purchasing a hulking, gun-carrying vehicle that was nicknamed the "meat-chopper" in World War II? How about a rare 12-ton towing vehicle designed to carry heavy artillery for the Nazis? Need an amphibious truck?
If you answered yes to any...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 12:43 AM
The fog dispersal FIDO system is tried at Los Angeles Airport....
| Dec 5, 2012
| 11:44 PM
Two new movies, “Lincoln” and “Hyde Park on the Hudson,” are intimate portraits of the two most consequential presidents of the United States. They are timely reminders that politics has never been pretty and our leaders have never...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 11:25 PM
HOUSTON -- Jack Brooks, who spent 42 years in Congress representing his Southeast Texas district and was in the Dallas motorcade in 1963 when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, has died. He was 89.
Brooks died Tuesday night at Baptist Hospital...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 3:58 PM
Southern California’s love affair with the automobile is expressed annually at the Los Angeles Auto Show, which for over a hundred years has been a barometer of industry trends and public tastes in all things car-related.
As a city, Los Angeles...
| Dec 2, 2012
When my father was 13 his mother kidnapped him from a small town in Guatemala.
This bold act liberated my father from a cruel and abusive stepmother — but it also brought an end to his education. My grandmother took her son to Guatemala City,...
| Dec 2, 2012
Dec. 7, 1941: Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Dec. 8, 1941: Japanese bomb the Philippines, destroying many aircraft at Clark Field
Dec. 22, 1941: About 43,000 Japanese troops begin the main invasion of Luzon; American and Filipino troops begin to...
| Dec 1, 2012
| 12:23 PM
Evelyn Ackerman, a California artist and designer known for her highly regarded work across a range of media, including mosaics, tapestries and wood carvings, and for her creative collaboration of more than six decades with her husband, artist Jerome...
| Dec 1, 2012
The sign at the northeast corner of 1st and San Pedro streets in downtown Los Angeles is deceiving. The pink and blue neon advertises a real estate agency, but swing open the glass door and you'll encounter a tribute to a bygone era.
"Heirloom" is a...