CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 2013 |
Hundreds of mourners gathered Wednesday for the funeral of a father and daughter slain during a gunman's rampage through Santa Monica earlier this month. Friends and family filed into St. Monica Catholic Church behind two caskets - one holding Carlos Franco, the other his daughter Marcela. During a 13-minute shooting frenzy, authorities say John Zawahri, 23, killed his father, Samir, 55, and older brother, Christopher, 25, at their Santa Monica home before forcing a woman at gunpoint to drive him to Santa Monica College.
August 14, 2011 |
We all marveled at the hideous thing, trying not to gasp through our regulators. It was black, striped and about the size of a bass, fins fanning out in all directions. Scuba divers see a lot of weird-looking things but appreciate them all the same. But our dive masters told us that there were bounties on these lionfish, ugly creatures that destroy reef-cleaning fish populations. No one knows where they came from or how many threaten Curaçao's marine park. I had come to this small Caribbean island, 35 miles off Venezuela, in June with my father, Matt, a small-business owner.
June 16, 2011 |
Alice Ozma's father read to her every night before bed for 3,218 days straight. "The Streak," as Ozma and her father, Jim Brozina, called it, began when Ozma was in fourth grade and didn't stop until the day she moved into her college dormitory when she was 18 years old. This significant, deeply odd, sometimes-embarrassing, often-inspiring accomplishment is chronicled by 23-year-old Ozma in a new memoir, "The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We...
April 25, 2010 |
For my daughter, Sophie, it was like finding the goose that laid the golden egg. "Today was a Fairytale," Taylor Swift was singing from the stage at Staples Center, and Sophie, age 11, was singing every word along with her, waving a colored light stick back and forth above her head. Her grin was electric, her attention sharply focused; she wasn't missing anything. For the last year or so, Sophie has been a Taylor Swift obsessive ("I am Taylor's No. 1 fan!" read the sign she brought to the concert with us)
October 9, 2009 |
For 20 years, Claire Denis has been among France's foremost filmmakers with her acute yet subtle observations of the ebbs and flows within relationships. Her perception and understanding seem to grow only richer over the years, and her newest film, "35 Shots of Rum," is surely one of her finest -- and thereby one of the best films of the year. With the greatest of ease and assurance, she catches us up in the lives of Lionel (Alex Descas), a long-widowed African immigrant, and his beautiful daughter, Josephine (Mati Diop)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 2008 |
Police continued their investigation Friday into the fatal shooting of a man and his 8-year-old daughter in their Hollywood home. The Los Angeles County coroner's office identified the victims as Khachik Safaryan, 43, and his daughter Lusine. Safaryan's 15-year-old daughter found the bodies when she came home from school, said Officer Ana Aguirre of the Los Angeles Police Department. There was no evidence of forced entry into the apartment in the 1200 block of Tamarind Avenue, south of Sunset Boulevard in the Little Armenia neighborhood, police said.