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  • The Santa Ana River

    The Santa Ana River

    A bill awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown's signature would establish a Santa Ana River Conservancy Program, which would be administered by the state Coastal Conservancy.

  • Vinyl Wrappers

    Vinyl Wrappers

    Stoughton Printing in the City of Industry has been printing circular LP labels and album jackets for nearly 50 years. More than a decade after the so-called vinyl revival started, the company is thriving.

  • Las Vegas poet Lee Mallory

    Las Vegas poet Lee Mallory

    Poet Lee Mallory moved from Orange County to Las Vegas with the quixotic goal of reigning as king of poetry there.

  • Up and running again

    Up and running again

    Living on the streets and hooked on methamphetamine, Melissa Marr's life changed when she took up running while living at a shelter.

  • Soda tab prom dress

    Soda tab prom dress

    Brie Fainblit wasn't voted prom queen at the Highland High prom. But the Palmdale senior who made her own dress out of soda can tabs felt like the belle of the ball.

  • Field of dreams

    Field of dreams

    Jerry Rivas talks about how the 'beautiful game' of soccer changed his life and set him on a path away from street gangs and anger.

  • Helping Auguste hear

    Helping Auguste hear

    Auguste was born without an auditory nerve, the wire that ferries sound from the ear to the brain. Now a team of Los Angeles doctors and researchers believes it can help Auguste hear.

  • Los Angeles Police Department recruits

    Los Angeles Police Department recruits

    We follow a class of recruits in the Los Angeles Police Department's academy from their first day to the end, six months later.

  • Between the blasts

    Between the blasts

    Three runners from the 2013 Boston Marathon talk about returning to the race a year later.

  • A heartbreaking wartime sacrifice and later, a father's quest

    A heartbreaking wartime sacrifice and later, a father's quest

    The child was Jewish, but to survive in wartime Warsaw, 18-month-old Natalie Leya Weinstein needed a Christian name. Her father wrote a new name on a piece of paper and left her on a stranger's doorstep, hoping she would be taken in.

  • Between the sacred and the mundane

    Between the sacred and the mundane

    Cemetery grounds keepers Willie Roberts and Sammy Treto put care into providing a beautiful final resting place for people's loved ones as members of the grounds and interment crews at Mountain View Cemetery in Altadena.

  • Americans still struggle with lasting effects of the recession

    Americans still struggle with lasting effects of the recession

    Throughout U.S. history, economic downturns have taken lasting tolls, reducing family earnings, diminishing expectations and straining relationships.

  • Alone and at home crossing the Sierra

    Alone and at home crossing the Sierra

    Mary Breckenridge crosses the High Sierra every year, with only her horse and two mules for company.

  • Breaking the cycle of abuse

    Breaking the cycle of abuse

    Laura Cowan was desperate and alone with two children when she moved into a motel with a man and his family. What followed was a bizarre, four-year odyssey of polygamy, torture and mental trauma.

  • Losing Stu

    Losing Stu

    "I guess I got something wrong in my head," is all that Stu Bryant can say when asked about his brain disease. His wife, Maureen, is committed to caring for him as he grows less aware that he loves her and their two adult daughters.

  • Did anybody see who shot him?

    Did anybody see who shot him?

    Davien Graham -- and the 911 caller who stopped to help him -- talk about his 2008 shooting by a former classmate outside a Monrovia church.

  • 'I'm alive...'

    'I'm alive...'

    In the Spring of 2012, a car accident left teenager Mika Fleming in a coma for almost a month. After a year of rehabilitation, physical therapy, homeschooling and patience, Mika has returned to school for her senior year.

  • Richie the Barber

    Richie the Barber

    Heavily inked Richie the Barber -- that's his legal name -- loves old-time barbershops and old-time clowns. The 28-year-old loves clowns so much, in fact, that he tattooed clown makeup on his face, which is now mostly blue.

  • Looking to a brighter future: Living in Jordan Downs

    Looking to a brighter future: Living in Jordan Downs

    Built as a temporary shelter for factory workers during World War II, Jordan Downs was transformed into public housing in the 1950s. Now one of the oldest housing projects in L.A., it has never fully shed its temporary feel.

  • Crossing the Finish Line

    Crossing the Finish Line

    The finale of a marathon is like an un-orchestrated, chaotic play of human endeavor, unfurling before a chanting, screaming crowd, a play of exhaustion, triumph, tears -- sometimes collapse-- but ultimately accomplishment.

  • China Rising | The implications of a huge and growing middle class

    China Rising | The implications of a huge and growing middle class

    China's "one-child" policy has slowed population growth and brought prosperity to the nation, but it hasn't averted massive damage to the environment. Rising consumption and modest population growth magnify each other's impact on the planet.

  • Getting in too deep

    "At that time my daughter was I believe 19. So I was thinking these are her friends, this is her age group."

  • Dog and pony show

    "Even though I know it was kind of just a dog and pony show, that I was trying to at least find some semblance of truth in, and the second one was a whole lot of truth going on I was just trying to make sense of."

  • The duty to tell the story

    "The soldiers had to be there. They signed up and they had to go and I think as journalists, we have to go to."

  • Going in as a unilateral

    "My experience in the Iraq war is remarkably symbolic. I struggled across the border illegally from Turkey into Iraq to cover what I thought was something that I wanted, I needed and that was images of war."

  • Witness to war

    Witness to war

    The war in Iraq, one of the longest and most politically divisive in U.S. history, drew to a close in December 2011. Several Los Angeles Times photojournalists were among those who risked their lives to chronicle the U.S. participation in the war.

  • Holding your own

    "Even though I didn't receive their training, I could run with them. I could do the things they needed to do for themselves for myself. I didn't rely on them in those ways. You know, I think they respected me for that."

  • Behind the scenes of Jane Fonda's AFI award

    Behind the scenes of Jane Fonda's AFI award

    Watch the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood transform over the course of five days for the American Film Institute to honor Jane Fonda with its Life Achievement Award.

  • CHARCOAL AND STEEL: Brazil struggles toward progress

    CHARCOAL AND STEEL: Brazil struggles toward progress

    Michael Robinson Chavez was honored for his images of Brazil's struggles toward progress.

  • El Mascarero

    El Mascarero

    El Mascarero

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