Clippers announcer Ralph Lawler has long invoked “Lawler’s Law” — his belief that the first basketball team to score 100 points in a game wins.
To a member of the Times data desk, Lawler's Law was a "rudimentary kind of statistical model." He just had to test it.
She wanted to tell the story of Lauren Cantin and her mother, who lost everything in the Montecito mudslides. How could she win their trust?
A 15-year-old girl who survived the devastating mudslides in Montecito finds solace in music as she and her mother grieve the deaths of her father and brother.
In a dramatic last-ditch effort to save the monarch butterfly, scientists in Mexico want to relocate an entire forest 1,000 feet up a mountain.
In an era where the legions of homeless are at best tolerated, residents in Kingman, Ariz., have embraced an eccentric man they call "Santa James" like a long-lost friend.
The photographer's challenge is to capture revealing moments that define a life. A Times photographer explains how he shot one last portrait of an eccentric character in Kingman, Ariz., known as Santa James.
Belly dancers from all over make the pilgrimage to Cairo for a custom costume made by Eman Zaki, the Coco Chanel of belly dance.
Vintage Volkswagen Buses have become hot collectors' items, fetching record prices. But some California fans fear the cars may lose their free-spirit mystique.
A vintage VW Bus is a headache to own, but its aura makes the trouble worth it. Just ask the author, who gets stares, waves and smiles when he drives his.
Many have stories of Vicks VapoRub from childhood, but among many Latinos the gooey salve is close to legendary. There are poems, essays, video spoofs, rap songs, scenes in Latino-themed TV shows — tributes to what some consider the cure-all remedy.
A Times reporter discovers that her family's devotion to Vicks VapoRub as a cure-all is shared by Latinos all over. There's a fond and funny connection with "Vivaporú" from L.A. to Miami to New York, shared by many Central Americans, Mexicans, Cubans and Dominicans.
Nguoi Viet Daily News enters its 41st year as witness to Little Saigon’s evolution. It faces new challenges than those that confronted its founder, my father.
Visiting Platform Holly meant taking the prerequisite safety class, donning fire-resistant coveralls and practicing on a rope swing used for jumping between a ship and the platform.
What to do with an old oil platform along the California coast? Among the options: reconfiguring it for alternative energy production, turning it into a marine sanctuary, or severing the rig from the seafloor and removing it entirely.
For those who seek the Iraqi desert truffle — and many do, sometimes at the risk of their lives — finding it means nothing less than a quest for treasure, one that mixes equal parts timing, superstition and danger.
Since 2017, animal rights activists have made it their mission Sunday and Wednesday nights to give water, and comfort, to pigs headed to slaughter in Vernon.
I didn't get to meet Eduardo Hernandez, but did meet his family after his death. They revealed a profound story about forgiveness, legacy and what matters most when you’re about to die.