Officer Nancy Rodriguez is far too young to have been on duty during the 1992 Los Angeles riots. Her most vivid memory of that time is of a pink party dress.
Immersive 360° Look at Photographing the L.A. Riots
Elvira Evers recalls the mayhem on the street and the rising fear that she and her daughter — who clung to her — were in danger. Lionela, almost 6 at the time, remembers people running by with liquor and furniture looted from stores along Long Beach Boulevard in Compton.
An appeals court on Friday upheld a ruling that the state’s controversial parent-trigger law could be used to convert Palm Lane Elementary in Anaheim from a traditional campus to a charter school.
The hits keep coming for Uber — and not the good kind. The embattled ride-share company, already buffeted by a barrage of lawsuits and public-relations crises, is being sued again.
The environmental disaster that changed California - and started the movement against offshore oil drilling
The previous night, actress Barbra Streisand received an Oscar for her leading role as Fanny Brice in the movie “Funny Girl.” In a rare tie, Streisand shared the award with actress Katharine Hepburn for her role as Eleanor of Aquitaine in “The Lion in Winter.” The musical “On a Clear Day You Can...
A yearlong investigation into gun and methamphetamine trafficking has led to federal charges against 37 documented gang members and associates who operated throughout San Diego’s Mid-City neighborhoods, the U.S. attorney’s office said Thursday.
After weeks of debate, conservative commentator Ann Coulter won’t speak at UC Berkeley. But protesters are still expected to be out in force. Here’s what could happen today: Extremists looking for trouble UC Berkeley Police Capt.
New tips in the December 2009 slaying of a prominent civil litigation attorney at his home in Rolling Hills Estates have prompted investigators to ask for the public’s help in solving the case.
L.A. riots: 25 years later
With hopelessness, you get 1965 and 1992: Chief Beck on the riots, the LAPD and the future
Before the ribbon cutting, Pitchess welcomed a new graduating class of 38 deputies and 11 police officers from six Los Angeles County cities. Sheriff Pitchess served from 1958 till 1982.
Los Angeles charter schools that are part of a network currently under federal investigation have been put on notice that their accreditation is in jeopardy. Seven schools run by the nonprofit Celerity Educational Group are spread across the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Barbara Davidson looks back on 10 years with The Times
Any single event can mislead when it comes to deciphering the political environment. Many of the more than 18,000 people clamoring for Hillary Clinton on the Ohio State University campus in mid-October — her biggest audience to that point in the presidential campaign — probably did not foresee...
In the world of spiders, sometimes the unexpected discoveries can be the most rewarding. Cody Raiza went to Laguna Coast Wilderness Park last month in search of a particular type of spider.
The president and his supporters have bashed the federal appeals court for California and the West. Here's a closer look at the circuit.
Cold War era leaders determined Los Angeles residents needed an escape route through the San Gabriel Mountains in case of a nuclear attack. Construction work began on Shoemaker Canyon Road.
A onetime volunteer campaign treasurer for Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) who embezzled more than $250,000 from his ex-employer and the congressman’s reelection committee was sentenced Tuesday to a year in county jail and five years’ probation.
In 1966 and 1967, Disneyland added four new attractions: It's a Small World, The Primeval World, New Orleans Square and The Pirates of the Caribbean. The four attractions cost $20 million, or $3 million more than the cost of the original park.
On the same day homicide detectives searched his home, the father of a 5-year-old boy reported missing a week ago in South Pasadena released a statement saying he is desperate to find his son.
Not too many commutes stick out in my memory, but I will never forget the drive from downtown Los Angeles to Venice Beach the evening of April 29, 1992, hours after a Simi Valley jury acquitted four white officers in the beating of black motorist Rodney King.
Los Angeles Times photographs of the L.A. riots
A 35-year-old man pleaded no contest Thursday to killing his grandparents two years ago in the Glendale home he shared with them. Nathaniel Scheiern entered the pleas for one count each of first-degree murder and second-degree murder.
Three days before the rioting began, the Rev. Cecil L. Murray took to the pulpit for his Sunday sermon. “Be cool,” Murray implored. “Even in anger, be cool.” For weeks, the 62-year-old pastor of the First African Methodist Episcopal Church had watched anger and distrust grow in his community with...
It was lunchtime Thursday, and the cooks at Locol had kicked into high gear. They quickly placed beef patties on the grill and scooped fries onto paper plates as the line at the front counter began to grow.
When 16-year-old Kimberly Arteaga went missing three years ago, she wasn’t considered to be “at risk.” How that determination was made was called into question this week when investigators revealed that remains found in a park in southern Chula Vista in January were those of the Lemon Grove girl....
The Los Angeles riots had many causes, but the police tactics - or lack of them - in the crucial hours when the rioting began are also considered a major factor in why the city burned for three days.
The on-again, off-again speech by conservative pundit Ann Coulter at UC Berkeley appears to be off again. Coulter told the New York Times in an email Wednesday that she was unlikely to do the speech because local law enforcement and the university could not guarantee her safety amid fears of violent...