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April 22, 2011
'Nostalgia for the Light' Unrated Running time: 1 hour, 30 minutes Playing: At Nuart, West Los Angeles
April 23, 2014 | By Susan King
Albert Dupontel is a popular French comedy actor and film director whose heroes are Charlie Chaplin and "Monty Python's Flying Circus. " Katell Quillévéré, one of the France's up-and-coming filmmakers, lists among her influences Douglas Sirk and John Cassavetes. Dupontel and Quillévéré are making their first appearance at the City of Lights, City of Angels film festival, which will showcase the diversity of contemporary French cinema at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles through Monday.
December 17, 2013 | By Trishna Patel
On the second Saturday of December, Santa Rosa Avenue in Altadena debuts as “ Christmas Tree Lane .” It is one of the oldest large-scale lighting displays in the United States and attracts thousands of holiday revelers every year.  David Sanden was visiting some friends who reside on the festive street when he shot this image with his Canon 40D. Follow Trishna Patel 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  or visit  for more on this photo series.
April 21, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
Onstage at a sold-out McCabe's in Santa Monica on Saturday night, Mary Gauthier immediately jumped into songs from her forthcoming album, “Trouble & Love,” offering up “False From True” and the title track. Then she explained to the audience that she had decided to bring out the new material at the start “so you wouldn't think the new songs accidentally got happy.” Even before her critically lauded 2005 breakthrough, “Mercy Now,” the Louisiana-born singer and songwriter recorded three albums that shone a light on some of the darkest corners of the human heart, but in a way that ultimately uplifts listeners.
December 11, 1990
In this kinder and gentler nation, I hope that the thousand points of light do not turn out to be bombs bursting in air. RAY G. COUTCHIE, Woodland Hills
January 21, 2001
Due to the current financial constraints, the "light at the end of the tunnel" will be turned off until further notice. IRENE B. STEFFES Westchester
December 3, 2013 | By Lisa Boone
Echo Park designer Brendan Ravenhill is known for composing elegant, understated lighting from simple materials such as wood, brass and cloth cord. Our pick for our Handmade Holidays countdown to Christmas: Ravenhill's delicate handmade Hood sconce, which can be installed as a single light or in multiples (on either side of the bed, perhaps?). HANDMADE HOLIDAYS: More gift picks The sconce consists of a white oak frame and a matte white polyethylene shade held in place with nylon nuts and bolts.
April 19, 2012 | By Sharon Mizota
Mary Corse has been making versions of the same painting since the 1960s: large canvases, divided into discrete geometric units, with a pale, shimmery surface. The examples on view at Ace Gallery, all created last year, are no exception. Still, it's a bit unfair to say that they are uniformly silvery white. Corse's paintings are not uniformly anything; they shift continuously in infinitesimal gradations as the viewer moves about the room. This is due to the glass microspheres the artist embeds in her paint, which capture the light in different ways depending on the angle of viewing.
June 15, 2013 | By Judi Dash
A tarpaulin has long served campers who use it as a ground cover and a wet-weather shelter. Now Hideo Wakamatsu has upgraded the material to a more glamorous use - as luggage. Taking advantage of tarp's water resistance, durability, light weight and flexibility, the travel-ware designer has introduced a roomy 25-inch wheeled tarpaulin bag in shiny red, white, blue or black. There's no metal frame to weigh down the bag or take up precious space, and built-in straps let you cinch down the sides when you need less storage.
October 4, 1998
Today's best Southern California homes are celebrations of simplicity, openness and, above all, light. Unlike the stark modern styles of years past, this new generation of design embraces spaces that are uncluttered but never cold. Comfort and calm are watchwords. What's more, the pared-down aesthetic reflects the owner's vision as much as the architect's and interior design's.
April 21, 2014 | By Deborah Netburn
The annual Lyrid meteor shower peaks tonight, and you can watch it live online, right here. Beginning at 5 p.m. PDT, the astronomy website will live-stream video of the shower from one of its telescopes in North America. Each year in mid-April our planet passes through a trail of dust and debris left in the wake of comet Thatcher -- a long period comet that makes a complete orbit around the sun once every 415 years. As the Earth moves through Thatcher's debris stream, tiny bits of dust slam into our atmosphere at about 110,000 mph, creating streaks of light that shoot across the night sky. The Lyrid meteor shower is not the brightest or the biggest of the annual meteor showers, but it is one of the oldest known meteor showers.
April 19, 2014 | By Julie Makinen
BEIJING - On the first Sunday of March, China awoke to sickening news: Black-clad attackers with knives had hacked through crowds at the train station in the southern city of Kunming, killing 29 and injuring more than 140. Reporters leaped into action, gathering details from victims in their hospital beds. President Xi Jinping urged all-out efforts to investigate the slaughter. The incident was quickly dubbed "China's 9/11. " But by nightfall Monday, the state-run New China News Agency signaled that it was time to move on. "Kunming railway station serious violent terror case is successfully solved," its headline said.
April 19, 2014 | By Maher Abukhater, This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details.
JERUSALEM - Thousands of people gathered at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday for the lighting of the “holy fire,” an annual ritual marking the Christian belief in the resurrection of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion. The Greek Orthodox patriarch of Jerusalem battled his way through crowds shortly after midday to enter the church's small chapel, where what is believed to be Jesus' tomb is located. Minutes later, the pilgrims inside the small basilica cheered as he emerged carrying two lit bundles of 33 candles each symbolizing the age of Jesus at the time of his death.
April 17, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times staff, This post has been corrected; see note below for details.
A Korean Airlines plane struck some light poles at Los Angeles International Airport, causing slight damage to one of its wings, authorities said Thursday. The incident occurred about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, airport officials said, according to L.A. Airspace, a Daily Breeze news blog. The Associated Press reported: The plane's right wing was scratched, but no one was injured. Two 30-foot light poles were bent. The A380 is the world's largest commercial airliner, carrying passengers in a double-deck configuration.
April 16, 2014 | By Alicia Banks, Ruben Vives and Kate Mather
Officials said two fire trucks had their lights and sirens running when they collided Wednesday afternoon in Monterey Park, sending one careening into a restaurant.  Monterey  Park Fire Chief Jim  Birrell said the trucks -- one from Monterey Park, the other from Alhambra -- were responding to a house fire in south Monterey Park when they crashed at the intersection of Emerson and Garfield avenues about 3:15 p.m. Officials now...
April 15, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Shawne Merriman once knocked four opposing players unconscious during a single high school football game. Can Nike make such a claim? Doubt it. Yet, the company is using "Lights Out" -- the nickname Merriman says he earned after that game -- as the name of one of its athletic apparel lines. That strikes a nerve with the former NFL star, who used the nickname throughout his career and performed a celebratory dance of the same name after sacks. And he's doing something about it. On Monday a lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court on behalf of Merriman's Lights Out Holdings LLC against Nike for trademark infringement and unfair competition.
February 22, 2013 | By Wendy Smith, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Today, electricity is so inextricably woven into the fabric of our lives that we don't even think about it: We flick a switch and a light comes on - until, as millions in the Northeast discovered during Hurricane Sandy, it doesn't, and you learn that it can take days or even weeks to restore the complex electric grid inaugurated more than a hundred years ago. One of the many pleasures of "Age of Edison," Ernest Freeberg's engaging history of the spread...
April 14, 2014 | By a Times Staff Writer
The first lunar eclipse of 2014 - known as "blood moon" - is lighting up social media tonight as people post photos of the moon and the eclipse. Large crowd descended on the Griffith Observatory to look at the eclipse. They posted a variety of photos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Here is a sampling:   In Los Angeles, the most impressive part began around 11 p.m. when the first "bite" is taken out of the moon. It will be blotted out entirely by 12:06 a.m. Tuesday, said experts at the observatory.
April 14, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
If you never ask the question, you'll never know the answer.  That truism worked two times over for "Breaking Bad" fan Stefan Montana, who last week asked Bryan Cranston - a.k.a. Walter White - to help him ask his friend Maddie to the junior prom.  The answer to both questions was, happily, yes! When approached outside the theater where he's onstage as President Lyndon B. Johnson in "All the Way," Cranston obliged Montana by delivering a version of a classic "Breaking Bad" line: "Maddie, if you don't go to the prom with Stefan," he said, "then maybe your best course of action would be to tread lightly.
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