March 27, 2011 |
Megumi Sasaki was looking for the white bicycle helmet. Working patiently, a flock of seabirds nagging incessantly overhead, the 36-year-old mother of two sifted through the rubble of the only home she had ever known, taken from her by the devastating wave that swallowed this seaside community on March 11. She had bought the helmet for her daughter Sara's seventh birthday. But she had hidden it in a family car swept away by the tsunami that rolled across northeast Japan on the heels of a killer magnitude 9 quake.
March 10, 2011
A crooked clock tower. A science building with defect-riddled labs. A running track that cracked and athletic field turf that wrinkled. The list of construction errors ? from goofy blunders to serious mistakes ? across the nine campuses of the Los Angeles Community College District is stunning. A recent series in The Times looked at the district's much-needed construction overhaul, financed by $5.7 billion in voter-approved bond money, and estimated that it has lost tens of millions of dollars due to bad workmanship, repairs of mistakes and poor planning.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 2012 |
Welcome to the new online home of the Los Angeles Times readers' representative. Many of The Times' blogs have already moved to this new platform, so it was time for me to make the leap, too. In addition to a new look, I'm going to try a new approach to the blog. As the title line says above, this will be the place for reader questions and comments. I'll also share news from and about the newsroom. Our social media team will be contributing as well. In the menu to the right, readers will find links to frequently sought information from the newsroom and the company.
March 28, 2012 |
The Times banner headline Wednesday morning shouted “It's Showt im e for Dodgers.” As staff writers Bill Shaikin and David Wharton wrote : “A group led by Lakers legend Magic Johnson emerged Tuesday night as the new owners of the Dodgers, ending months of uncertainty for the storied but troubled baseball franchise.” Letter writers to The Times quickly pitched their thoughts, some celebratory --...
December 12, 2005 |
For moderate social drinkers, hopping on the wagon for a month shouldn't have been that daunting of a task. Not just any moderate social drinkers, but a handful of men and women who are exceptionally fit, as in training-for-a-marathon fit. These are people used to discipline and healthy lifestyles, people who can get through a rigorous boot camp class without hurling. Yet some found that wagon trip much more uncomfortable than they thought, and didn't even last a month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 1988 |
In 1961, Debra Reels-Mothershed entered kindergarten at Johnson Elementary School in Southeast San Diego. In 1988, she is still going to school there, only now she is the head of the class. "I am now teaching the kids of some of the people I went to school with, in the same classroom," she said. For Thomas Rinde it has been 32 long, hard years since he began teaching, but he has survived, thanks in part to the support of his students and his wife.