L.A. County's animal shelters are crumbling, but plans for an overhaul remain unclear.
Igor Caragodin was looking for the perfect specimen. He and his crew had been riding for hours in the bed of a dusty safari truck across the Burkina Faso savanna. The sun reached high in the sky and the sub-Saharan winds seared their faces.
Castro Junior, or CJ, a 250-pound Sumatran tiger who came from the Sacramento Zoo, makes his debut Friday at the Los Angeles Zoo.
Villa Carlotta is a 1920s Hollywood apartment building whose Juliet balconies and wrought-iron grilles conjure the romance of old Italy and Spain. The new owners say they want to open a luxury boutique hotel catering to "a new creative class" in search of an authentic Hollywood experience.
The common street pigeon is packed with recessive traits that produce more than 500 different breeds within the same species. The Grand National pigeon show is where these birds, and their owners, compete.
All sorts of dreamers find their way to Los Angeles. Nick Alexander arrived on a school bus -- also his home and recording studio. He gets by busking and Dumpster-diving. At night, he heads out in search of other buskers -- to record their music and stories, which he posts on YouTube.
Nearly 2,000 mourners gathered to remember Terry Carter, the man police say was killed when a pickup driven by rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight ran over him and another man on Jan. 29.
At El Mercadito in Boyle Heights, Christina Parodi competes with other vendors for customers to buy her ornate outfits for their baby Jesus dolls ahead of the Catholic Candlemas tradition. But Parodi offers something her competition does not: doll repairs on site.
To claim the ashes of an unclaimed person, call the L.A. County Morgue at (323) 409-7161. The ceremony honoring the unclaimed dead will be at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 10 at the Los Angeles County Cemetery, 3301 E. 1st St., Boyle Heights.