August 25, 2005 |
THE Los Angeles Times named David L. Ulin, a veteran literary critic and champion of West Coast writers, as its book editor Wednesday. Ulin's appointment fills a position left vacant since Steve Wasserman resigned in May to take a position with a New York literary agency. Deputy Managing Editor John Montorio said Ulin will be responsible for the newspaper's Sunday Book Review and for book coverage and reviews in other parts of the paper.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 2008 |
Dear Readers: The future of the Los Angeles Times, in print and online, rests in our ability to meet the needs of our readers and deliver news and information that is unique, far-reaching and indispensable. In-depth journalism remains our hallmark and we are committed to that mission in the face of economic challenges to our industry and our nation as a whole. For proof, look no further than today's front-page story on California's war on wildfires, the first of a five-part series.
June 11, 1989 |
Michael (Irish) O'Farrell, a Hells Angels leader, received the club's traditional funeral honors Saturday as bikers wearing jackets emblazoned with a winged skull escorted his body to a cemetery. O'Farrell, believed by law enforcement officials to be second in the Hells Angels hierarchy only to the motorcycle club's spiritual leader, Ralph (Sonny) Barger Jr., died during a bloody bar brawl on Tuesday. O'Farrell, 40, who along with Barger was awaiting sentencing on federal explosives convictions, was stabbed in the neck, chest and back, as well as being shot four times from behind, according to the Alameda County coroner's office.
January 15, 2014 |
Los Angeles Dodgers President Stan Kasten isn't worried about the distribution prospects for the team's new cable network. "These things always get worked out," Kasten told the Los Angeles Times when asked about potential resistance Time Warner Cable -- the team's business partner on the channel -- might face in selling it to other distributors such as DirecTV and Cox Communications. Time Warner Cable, which is handling distribution for the Dodgers and shelled out more than $8 billion for a 25-year deal, is expected to start pitching it to other area distributors in the coming weeks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 2013 |
No one saw the superhero in mild-mannered Clark Kent. Jim O'Connor keeps his students fooled too. In his algebra and calculus classes at St. Francis High School, he is stern - no excuses, no coddling. "If you look at the clock," said senior Michael Tinglof, who had O'Connor in his freshman year, "you're on his bad list for the rest of the class. " The 70-year-old teacher's look also is all business: spine straight, close-cropped silver hair. When he cracks a joke, he's so deadpan that the boys often miss it, senior Pat McGoldrick said.
June 13, 1992 |
William Reagh, who recorded Los Angeles in black and white photographs for more than 50 years, has died. He was 81. Reagh died Wednesday at his Silver Lake home after a long battle with cancer, his wife, Harriet, said Thursday. Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Harvey has called Reagh "a sort of Ansel Adams of the Angels."