In Focus: Stagecoach 2009
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In Focus: Staff photos from April 26 to May 2

Canadian Tammy Chamberlayne dances with Johnny Eagleton during the Knitters set on the Palomino Stage at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival at Empire Polo Club in Indio. Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times (,0,2802239.photogallery)
The Casa Dilla Apartment complex is one of many properties owned by Frank McHugh, who has bought buildings mostly in Los Angeles’ poorer neighborhoods and filled them primarily with immigrant tenants. Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times (,3,7683861.photogallery)
Motorcycle police officers wait for orders outside headquarters in downtown Tijuana. Their normal patrols, deemed too dangerous after the attacks, were halted. Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times  (
Pau Gasol gets tangled up with Utah‘s Carlos Boozer under the basket. Boozer had better stats (23 points and 16 rebounds), but the Lakers had the victory and would go on the take the series in five games. Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times  (
Brandon Romain likes the idea of shattering stereotypes. “People think we have a bazillion wives and think we’re a cult.” Wally Skalij  Los Angeles Times (,0,6574788.photogallery)
Jose Cristerna shoots hoops alone in front of his La Paloma development home in Brawley. Over 1700 homes were planned for La Paloma development, but only 15 were built. (,0,2780390.htmlstory)
Steven Rojas of El Bizcocho, above, and other cutting-edge chefs add a jolt of science to their menus. Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times  (,1,3287390.special)
Mireya Beltran, 5, and Esther Garcia, 22, wear dresses from Young Angels Formal Wear on Broadway where Garcia works as a sales associate. The two got plenty of stares from the thousands of people out enjoying Fiesta Broadway in downtown Los Angeles. Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times  (
Jenny Kim, 15, participates in a moment of silence during a candlelight vigil, where about 50 to 100 residents and community leaders gathered in Koreatown to commemorate the 17th anniversary of the Los Angeles riots. Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times (,0,6769810.photogallery)
Anaheim Ducks fans join in as Francois Beauchemin and Ryan Getzlaf celebrate Gezlaf’s goal in the third period in NHL Western playoff game at The Honda Center in Anaheim. The Duck’s opponent will be the Detroit Red Wings. Christine Cotter / Los Angeles Times (