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July 22, 1990 | JOHN JOHNSON and RONALD L. SOBLE, John Johnson and Ronald L. Soble, Times staff writers, are working on a book about the Menendez case for New American Library.
ON A MILD SUNDAY last summer, a string of "popping sounds" drifted through the lazy night air of Beverly Hills around 10 o'clock. "I didn't think anything of it," said Tom Zlotow, a neighbor who soon learned that the noises he'd heard from the house right behind his were echoes of the most sensational crime in the history of Beverly Hills. "I didn't even think it could be gunfire, especially around here."
April 25, 2014 | Melissa Healy
In its latest contribution to historical anthropology, genetic sequencing has shown that a lavishly decorated gourd said to contain the blood of the French King Louis XVI does not, very likely, bear the DNA of France's final monarch. Helas! Can no one -- not even the ancient purveyors of gruesome relics, amulets and royal remains -- be trusted? Apparently not, as historians, aided by the burgeoning science of genetic analysis, are learning. Louis XVI's death, after an 18-year reign and a fateful flight from French revolutionaries, came by guillotine on Jan. 21, 1793, and brought an end to more than 1,000 years of French monarchy.
October 4, 1985 | ARMANDO ACUNA, Times Staff Writer
A new study by researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine has found that people with atherosclerosis in their legs are 7 1/2 times more likely to die of cardiovascular diseases than people who don't have such fatty deposits in their legs. The results of the study, if confirmed by follow-up analysis, would give doctors yet another way of finding out whether their patients are in danger of suffering heart attacks and strokes.
April 24, 2014 | By Monte Morin
Always hungry for blood, the tsetse fly packs a painful bite. Worse yet, its attack can leave a hapless victim infected with a parasitic disease that kills thousands of people - and millions of livestock - each year.  While Human African trypanosomiasis, or "sleeping sickness," has been declared a neglected tropical disease endemic to Sub Saharan Africa, new research is raising hopes that something might be done to slow its spread by targeting its...
January 22, 2010
'Spartacus: Blood and Sand' Where: Starz and Encore When: 10 tonight Rating: TV-MA (may be unsuitable for children under the age of 17)
February 25, 2010
'Blood Into Wine' MPAA rating: Unrated Running time: 1 hour, 39 minutes Playing: At the Laemmle Sunset 5, West Hollywood
February 24, 2012
'The Forgiveness of Blood' MPAA rating: Not rated Running time: 1 hour, 49 minutes, Albanian with English subtitles Playing: At Nuart Theatre, Santa Monica
July 10, 2009 | Michael Ordona; Glenn Whipp
What we have here is a failure to communicate. Even when one adjusts expectations for an English-language adaptation of an anime adaptation of a manga, shot as a Michael Bay knockoff by a French video director, the often-unwatchably dim "Blood: The Last Vampire" doesn't convey much of anything. That's "dim" in many senses. The supposed plot involves a beautiful half-human, half-vampire government agent hunting demons in Japan with her American schoolgirl sidekick during the Vietnam War.
January 11, 2013
The Supreme Court was asked this week to rule that police never need to obtain a search warrant before drawing blood from a motorist stopped for drunk driving. The court should reject that claim. In 2010, Tyler G. McNeely was stopped by a Missouri highway patrolman for speeding. After McNeely refused to undergo a breath test, the patrolman drove him to a hospital and, over McNeely's objections, directed a phlebotomist to take a sample of McNeely's blood. The results indicated a blood alcohol level well above the legal limit, but a trial judge and the Missouri Supreme Court held that the evidence was inadmissible because it had been obtained without a warrant.
August 7, 2013
Feeling more like a mid-season episode of some television detective serial than a self-contained film all its own, "Blood" is a dour British crime drama that lacks much of a beating heart. Directed by Nick Murphy from a screenplay by Bill Gallagher, the story is set amid a small coastal town near an island that is cut off when the tides roll in, creating a place where locals often try to store their secrets. That includes a brother detective duo (Paul Bettany, Stephen Graham) who learned their trade from their father (Brian Cox)
April 20, 2014
ASIA Presentation Justin Rubin will share stories and advice about traveling to Myanmar, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, India and Nepal. Topics include how to survive being held hostage by an orangutan and the proper way to drink cobra blood. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220. EUROPE Workshop Hostelling International will conduct a workshop for those interested in exploring Europe by rail.
April 19, 2014 | By Mikael Wood
Devonté Hynes was probably the only person at last weekend's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival to sing about the troubles of homeless New Yorkers and pose for a backstage photo with the pop star Katy Perry. But for Hynes, such contrast is the norm. Beloved by tastemakers for his work in a series of disparate indie bands - including the punky Test Icicles and the folky Lightspeed Champion - the 28-year-old musician has also affected the pop mainstream through collaborations with Solange, Kylie Minogue and Florence & the Machine.
April 18, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
Aside from the constant refrain of whether the Clippers and Golden State Warriors dislike or hate each other, their first-round Western Conference playoff series has the potential to be very entertaining. The Clippers have two All-Stars in point guard Chris Paul and power forward Blake Griffin, who are considered among the best players in the NBA. The Warriors have a dynamic young backcourt of All-Star point guard Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, who are considered perhaps the best-shooting guard combo in the league, earning the duo the nickname "Splash Brothers" because of their prolific outside shooting.
April 16, 2014 | Deborah Netburn and Alicia Banks
They came with iPhones, iPads, digital cameras and even some film cameras -- ready to capture the total lunar eclipse known as a "blood moon. " Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles offered a prime view, and hundreds of people were there when the eclipse began at 10:58 p.m. Monday. The full moon was beginning to move into Earth's shadow, leaving the impression that someone had taken a bite out of it. As the minutes passed, the shadow spread across more and more of the lunar surface.
April 15, 2014 | By Samantha Schaefer
Angelenos flocked outside to balconies, parking lots and Griffith Park on Monday night for the first full lunar eclipse of the year, a "blood moon. "  Steven Bevacqua caught this shot just as the clouds cleared up. He used a Canon EOS REBEL T1i. Follow Samantha Schaefer on  Twitter . Each week, we're featuring photos of Southern California submitted by readers. Share your photos on our  Flickr page  or  reader submission gallery .  Follow us on Twitter  and on  Instagram  or visit  for more on this photo series.
April 15, 2014 | By Alicia Banks
The crowd packed on the grassy lawn of Griffith Observatory erupted in whistles, cheers and howls shortly before 12:05 a.m. on Tuesday as a darkened moon transformed into an orange "blood moon" for the start of a total lunar eclipse. Visitors scrambled toward the front of the observatory, pointing up at the reddening moon. Telescopes dotting the lawn pointed upward and southward, as the moon hovered above. Around 11 p.m., a "bite" began to spread across the moon as the Earth blocked direct light from the sun, casting a shadow on the moon.
September 20, 2009 | Richard Rayner, Rayner is the author, most recently, of "A Bright and Guilty Place" and writes the Paperback Writers column, which appears monthly at
Blood's a Rover A Novel James Ellroy Alfred A. Knopf: 648 pp., $28.95 Here's the new James Ellroy. You pretty much know what you're going to get. Bucketloads of conspiracy theory and 600-plus pages of stripped-down prose strafing you like a machine gun. The book is long, as usual, the sentences short, as ever: "He was a sergeant on the Vegas PD. He was married. He had a chemistry degree. His father was a big Mormon fat cat. Wayne Senior was jungled up all over the nut Right.
December 23, 2011
'In the Land of Blood and Honey' MPAA rating: R for war violence and atrocities including rape, sexuality, nudity and language Running time: 2 hours, 7 minutes Playing: At ArcLight Cinemas, Hollywood
April 15, 2014 | By a Los Angeles Times staff writer
  Monday's "blood moon" total lunar eclipse was the first in more than three years to be visible from Los Angeles and uninterrupted by sunrise. Hundreds flocked to Griffith Observatory, cameras, cellphones and iPads at the ready to see the rare event. Some came hours before the lunar spectacle, but a hush fell over the balconies and grassy lawn as the eclipse began and onlookers jockeyed for prime viewing spots.  In Los Angeles , the most impressive part began about 11 p.m. when the first "bite" was taken out of the moon.
April 15, 2014 | By Alicia Banks
They came with iPhones, iPads, digital cameras and even some film cameras -- ready to capture the "blood moon," the first full lunar eclipse of 2014. Hundreds converged on Griffith Observatory, which has a prime view. Here are some photos of the eclipse posted to various social media from the observatory on Tuesday morning:  [<a href="//" target="_blank">View the story "Full lunar eclipse: Capturing 'blood moon' live" on Storify</a>]
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