May 27, 2013 |
Although it was drowned out by the mayor's race, Los Angeles quietly marked a historic moment this month: On May 15, after 12 years of policing the city under the eye of a federal judge, the Los Angeles Police Department at last was allowed to return to managing itself. That marks the end of a contentious yet intensely productive era, and it is a signal triumph for the man most responsible, Gerald Chaleff, who negotiated the consent decree in 2001, who oversaw its implementation and who witnessed its expiration.
May 22, 2012 |
OAKLAND — Mickey Hatcher knows he has plenty of critics; they came out in full force on Internet message boards and radio call-in shows every time the Angels went into a prolonged offensive slump. What he didn't know until he was fired as Angels hitting coach last week was just how many friends he gained in 12-plus years on Manager Mike Scioscia's staff. "I'm in awe of all the people who have called — I've gotten thousands of calls from people in and out of the game, wishing me the best," Hatcher said by phone Tuesday during a round of golf at Coyote Hills in Fullerton.
March 6, 2012 |
This should be Rick Santorum country. The conservative farmland of Ohio, one of 10 states to cast votes on Super Tuesday, is dotted with churches and Victorian homes with green John Boehner signs in the lawns. Santorum visited a diner here Saturday with Ohio Atty. Gen. Mike DeWine, to big crowds interested in his values-heavy message. But voters in this city, which sits in John Boehner's congressional district, seemed divided at the polls, between those who had decided, grudgingly, to accept Mitt Romney, and those who just couldn't do it. "It's one of those elections when you're not too crazy about anybody," said Joan Grant, a retired teacher in Troy.
February 17, 2012 |
No matter what happens in an already bumpy and unpredictable season, there's one player who can take the Lakers to a higher level. It's no surprise. It's Kobe Bryant. He had 36 points, nine rebounds and six assists Friday in the Lakers' 111-99 victory over the Phoenix Suns at Staples Center. He had 18 points in the third quarter, pushing the Lakers to a 20-point lead. He also rescued them in the fourth quarter after the lead was chopped to five. Regardless of their record (18-12)
November 6, 2011 |
In February 1970, a top aide to President Nixon warned J. Edgar Hoover that a new reporter in town, Jack Nelson, was said to be gunning for the FBI. Hoover took the advice to heart. "Keep an eye on these characters," the FBI director wrote his subordinates, referring to Nelson and two of his editors at the Los Angeles Times. "They are up to no good. " As reports on Nelson's activities poured in from FBI field offices, Hoover would scribble comments across the bottom. The more he read, the more vitriolic he became.
September 10, 2011 |
The terrorist attacks that shocked the nation 10 years ago today devastated few industries as much as the airline business. In the decade that followed, U.S. air carriers have been battered by a sharp drop in demand, soaring fuel prices, wars, an outbreak of the deadly SARS virus and a stinging recession — forces that have led to billions of dollars in industry losses. Taxpayers and passengers have also had to pay in cash, delays and frustration: Air passengers shell out $1.8 billion annually in new airline fees to help fund $57 billion in airport security improvements mandated by the federal government over the last decade.