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  • 3 books about banned books

    3 books about banned books
    “Burn This Book: Pen Writers Speak Out On the Power of the Word” Edited by Toni Morrison (2009)This international collection of essays range from writers around the world, from Morrison and John Updike to Orhan Pamuk and Nadine Gordimer,...
  • Army Reserve Maj. Jason E. George, 38, Tehachapi; among 3 killed by roadside bomb

    Jason E. George was the kind of guy, those who knew him say, who had more friends than he could count and never forgot their birthdays or wedding anniversaries. "He was so good about staying in touch with everyone," said Army Maj. Brett Sylvia, who met...
  • LACMA traces photography's New Topographics movement

    LACMA traces photography's New Topographics movement
    No one disputes that the 1975 exhibition "New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-altered Landscape" was a landmark show. Attendance at the George Eastman House in Rochester, N.Y., wasn't huge, and the presentation didn't introduce any unknown talent. But...
  • Two worlds collide as lawyer fights for inmate husband

    Two worlds collide as lawyer fights for inmate husband
    Second of Three Parts "Well, it's dinnertime at the amazing Miss Weird's Place," Pamela Griffin wrote her husband, Robert, one night in 1986, sitting alone at her kitchen table with leftovers. "Tonight we have the famous incredible squash concoction --...
  • Tiger mauls caretaker at actress' animal sanctuary

    A tiger living at actress Tippi Hedren's wildlife sanctuary mauled a caretaker Monday afternoon, leaving the man in critical condition with multiple bites, a Los Angeles County Fire Department spokesman said. The incident occurred about 3 p.m. at Hedren'...
  • L.A. County's early voters don't mind the long line in Norwalk

    L.A. County's early voters don't mind the long line in Norwalk
    Voters hoping to avoid long election day lines found themselves standing in one that lasted nearly five hours Saturday in Norwalk. A crush of early-bird balloters swarmed the Los Angeles County registrar's office, where 100 voting booths filled a tent on...
  • The Virgin Mary's place in the Kern County sun

    The Virgin Mary's place in the Kern County sun
    Even as the early morning chill lingered in this spot of desolate desert most frequented by dune buggies and dirt bikes, the sunlight was fierce, highlighting every shadow and making even the faintest color bright. A string of worn flags around an...
  • Tribes, firefighters cooperate to save sacred sites

    They were bleary-eyed from lack of sleep as they converged high in the San Bernardino Mountains at twilight. While two lightning-ignited fires barreled toward Big Bear Lake last summer, the fire marshal and the Indian tribe member discussed their options...
  • There's revenue in those hills -- and offshore

    There's revenue in those hills -- and offshore
    Republican politicians want to drill offshore. Democrats want to tax oil onshore. Both sides are right. And both sides are wrong because they basically oppose each other's position, especially in the state Assembly. In the Senate, there was enough...
  • Is T. Boone Pickens right?

    Today's question: Oil giant T. Boone Pickens wants to turn much of the Great Plains into a wind-power farm. How practical is his plan? Should we do it? Previously, White and Taylor discussed offshore drilling. Half right is a good place to start Point:...
  • Making California pistachios safe again

    Making California pistachios safe again
    In the spring of 2004, five years before pistachios grown in the San Joaquin Valley became tainted with salmonella, health investigators were hunting for the same deadly bacteria in the same stretch of our state -- this time in the almond orchards. The...
  • Market Watch: Cherries, ripe for the picking

    Market Watch: Cherries, ripe for the picking
    "Cherries!?" Almost everyone who passed the Murray Family Farms stand at the Santa Monica farmers market on Wednesday blurted out this word in varied tones of delight, surprise, and skepticism. Delight at the sight of the first stone fruit of the season;...