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  • Theater reviews: Solo performances with the power to touch many

    Theater reviews: Solo performances with the power to touch many
    The three solo performance pieces being presented on separate bills at the Kirk Douglas Theatre — Luis Alfaro's "St. Jude," Roger Guenveur Smith's "Rodney King," and Trieu Tran's "Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam" — haven't much in common stylistically....
  • Radar L.A. produces notable blips on the city's theater scene

     Radar L.A. produces notable blips on the city's theater scene
    Nearly all of the shows in Radar L.A. have packed up their costumes and carted away their props, but theatergoers with a taste for adventure are still vibrating from the upsurge in voltage. After a relatively sleepy summer, the theater scene was...
  • Kirk Douglas season includes new musical, show on Rodney King

    Kirk Douglas season includes new musical, show on Rodney King
    The new season at the Kirk Douglas Theatre will feature four main productions, including a world-premiere musical and Irish actor Barry McGovern in a piece dedicated to Samuel Beckett.  In addition, the 2013-14 season, announced Thursday by Center...
  • Citizen's commission to investigate Dept. of Family Services

    Citizen's commission to investigate Dept. of Family Services
    The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to create a citizens' blue ribbon commission to propose reforms in the county's troubled child welfare agency. The commission, with two members appointed by each of the five supervisors, will...
  • 'Night Stalker' prosecutor says Ramirez death ends 'tragic period'

    One of the deputy district attorneys who prosecuted "Night Stalker" Richard Ramirez described the serial killer's death Friday as an "abrupt end to a tragic period in the history of Los Angeles County." "This person hurt many people and our thoughts...
  • Sanford needs cooler heads to prevail

    Sanford needs cooler heads to prevail
    Today marks the start of the George Zimmerman trial — and the beginning of the end for Sanford. At least that's the apocalyptic prophecy in wide circulation from brilliant Internet social commentators with such colorful aliases as Tray von...
  • LAPD Chief Charlie Beck's side

     LAPD Chief Charlie Beck's side
    In the three-plus years since Charlie Beck put on the chief's badge at the LAPD, his goal has been to consolidate a modern, multiethnic, publicly responsible 10,000-officer department, as envisioned in the rattling reforms of 15 and 20 years ago. The...
  • Revved up about motorcycles zooming between cars

    Revved up about motorcycles zooming between cars
    During his nearly 40 years as a columnist for this newspaper, my late father occasionally tweaked his readers — quite disingenuously — by belittling his cat, knowing the slur would stir invective so passionate and erudite that he could fill...
  • Dorner and the LAPD legacy

    Dorner and the LAPD legacy
    I expected fireworks in South Los Angeles this week, when LAPD Chief Charlie Beck showed up at a community meeting to talk about Christopher Dorner, the ex-cop turned killer whose manifesto cast the department in an ugly light, resurrecting decades of...
  • Rodney King dies at 47; victim of brutal beating became reluctant symbol of race relations

    Rodney King dies at 47; victim of brutal beating became reluctant symbol of race relations
    Rodney King never set out to be a James Meredith or Rosa Parks. He was a drunk, unemployed construction worker on parole when he careened into the city's consciousness in a white Hyundai early one Sunday morning in 1991. While he was enduring the...
  • LL Cool J burglary suspect faces up to 38 years in prison

     
    LL Cool J A transient who allegedly broke into the home of LL Cool J, resulting in a violent confrontation with the star, was charged Thursday by prosecutors....
  • Woman on scooter dies after being hit by multiple vehicles

     
    Police Thursday night were investigating the death of a woman who was struck by multiple vehicles while riding a scooter in the Studio City area....