January 6, 2013 |
I grew up in South Los Angeles at a time and in a neighborhood where, even for a child, having a gun pointed at you happened. For me, the first time was when I was 12 years old. I'd gone around the corner to visit a friend and a pretty new girl who had recently moved in next door to him. We were roughhousing, and somehow the girl fell and hit her head. She stood and accused me of deliberating hurting her; then she left. Before I could decide what to do, she had returned with a gun, which she pointed at me. "You hurt me," she said, tears running down her cheeks.
July 24, 2012 |
AURORA, Colo. - A little more than a week before the shootings at a crowded movie theater, it appears suspect James Holmes was already looking to beat a retreat from the small apartment where he lived, one that would soon be turned into an explosives-laced deathtrap. Half a block from his building - now surrounded by yellow police tape, with broken shards of glass dangling where windows used to be - Holmes had stopped to chat with neighbors, telling them he was looking for a new apartment.
June 14, 2012 |
On days A.J. Ellis is in the Dodgers' lineup, his tasks include warming up the starting pitcher before the game. Whenever Ellis walks down the left-field line at Dodger Stadium to the bullpen, he hears fans cheer and shout his name. Recently, he saw a fan wearing a shirt with his face on it. "It's so humbling, the outpouring of support," Ellis says. Ellis' story as a career minor leaguer who became an everyday major league catcher at 31 has turned him into something of a cult hero.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 2011
A funeral service for John E. Anderson, a billionaire businessman, philanthropist and namesake of UCLA's graduate school of management, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Westwood United Methodist Church, 10497 Wilshire Blvd. He died Friday at 93.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 2011 |
John E. Anderson, a Bel-Air billionaire businessman and philanthropist who founded Topa Equities Ltd. and was the namesake of UCLA's graduate school of management, died Friday morning. He was 93. Anderson died of pneumonia at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, a family spokesperson said. A self-made man whose net worth of $2.4 billion placed him at No. 153 on the 2010 Forbes list of the 400 richest Americans, Anderson was the founder, president and chief executive of the privately owned Topa Equities Ltd. The Century City-headquartered holding company owns 33 subsidiaries involved in insurance, real estate, financial services, wholesale beverage distribution, automobile dealerships and manufacturing.
May 22, 2011 |
The crowd standing in front of the wall-sized artwork looked mesmerized. For a split second, the 32-foot-long piece resembled an abstract painting by Ellsworth Kelly or another artist who works with grids of color. But it didn't stay that way for long. Changing constantly, it plays more like a movie that's about movement itself, generating suspense by developing and disrupting patterns of color instead of building up to car crashes. At one moment, the whole "screen" floods with orange or blue; at another it disintegrates into a field of competing hues.