YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsSting


June 15, 2010
Sting with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra Where and when: 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine. Tickets: $30 to $210 Information: or
April 11, 2014 | By James Barrigan
CHIVAS USA AT PORTLAND When: 7:30. Where: Providence Park. On the air: Radio: 1220. Records: Chivas USA 1-2-2, Portland 0-2-3. Record vs. Portland (2013): 0-2-1. Update: Both coming off stinging losses, Portland and Chivas USA will each be looking for a win to pump some life into its 2014 season. Chivas USA was outclassed in a 3-0 loss to the Galaxy while the Timbers let Seattle escape with a point after leading the Sounders, 4-2, with less than five minutes left in regulation. Portland midfielder Diego Chara had two goals in the 4-4 tie. Chivas USA forward Erick Torres, whose four-game scoring streak was snapped last week, will be looking to get back on the score sheet.
June 15, 2010 | By Kevin Berger, Special to the Los Angeles Times
As the afternoon sun poured through the living room window of his grand apartment overlooking Central Park, Sting was calmly reflecting on his trying reunion with the Police, and anticipating, with genuine excitement, his current tour with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, performing imaginative new versions of his solo and Police hits. Sitting on a stately sofa with his back to the window, shadowed by the park's round green elm trees, the 58-year-old musician was the picture of the artist in repose.
March 27, 2014 | By Patt Morrison
Seems like there are more stings in the headlines lately than there are on a kid who steps on a moon jellyfish. San Francisco's Leland Yee, the Democratic state senator whose fellow Democrats want to put an “ex” in front of that title ASAP, is looking at federal gun trafficking and wire fraud charges stemming from an FBI sting operation. Last year, another Democratic state senator, Ronald S. Calderon, from Montebello, was indicted in a couple of alleged pay-to-play legislative deals.
December 16, 2010
From Abscam to the arrest of former Washington Mayor Marion Barry on drug charges, sting operations have brought accusations that the government was entrapping its targets. This perennial complaint has acquired a new sensitivity with charges that the FBI, as part of its anti-terrorism activities, is inducing Muslims to take part in fictitious plots and then arresting them. So far the accusations seem exaggerated, but the FBI needs to be careful that it doesn't propose violations of the law to individuals who have shown no propensity to commit crimes.
February 9, 2010
Dear Amy: I have been married for 30 years. I endured put-downs, slurs and nastiness from my husband's parents for the entirety of our marriage -- with no help from my husband. A year ago, my mother-in-law passed away and my father-in-law was placed in the dementia unit of a nursing home. My problem is that I am still furious at how they treated me -- and terribly disappointed that the close relationship I always wanted with them never happened. I tried and tried, but everything about me was dead wrong: my ethnicity, my weight, my education (I have a doctorate, and my husband has a high school diploma, so they called me "Miss Know-It-All")
November 12, 1989
The intellectual, creative and confident mind is increasingly becoming scarce as artists fall victim to the materialistic promises of stardom. I'm so tired of seeing artists compromise their creativity for an "easy escape" with a more than comfortable profit. It is refreshing to see Sting break free from this mold ("Sting the Knife," by Robert Hilburn, Oct. 29). He is an artist in the truest sense: unafraid to challenge himself, and talented enough to explore the artistic spectrum.
October 6, 2011 | By Jason Song, Los Angeles Times
Laura Custodio, dean of Porter Middle School in the San Fernando Valley, sprang into action after hearing that an eighth-grader was selling pot to other students. Without consulting police or parents, she asked a 12-year-old boy with a history of discipline problems to act as a decoy buyer and gave him a marked $5 bill. "I was pretty scared," the decoy, a seventh-grader, later testified in court. "She told me it was the right thing to do and I had to do it … and I didn't want to disappoint her. " The sting roiled a suburban campus better known for its academic achievement and led to a more than $1-million jury award to the seventh-grader and his family in a lawsuit against the Los Angeles Unified School District.
May 1, 2007 | From the Associated Press
The lyrics of Sting, almost every word he wrote, from his solo records to his years with the Police, will come out in book form this fall. "Lyrics by Sting" will include the words of such hits as "Roxanne," "Every Breath You Take" and "Spirits in the Material World," along with commentary by Sting.
January 26, 2012 | By Jack Leonard and Robert Faturechi, Los Angeles Times
The young woman sat by herself in a hallway of the bustling courthouse, nervously clasping a brown paper bag. Inside was a warm bean and cheese burrito stuffed with 24 grams of black tar heroin. Henry Marin, a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy, peeked out from a courtroom and waved her over. Lunchtime was approaching - lawyers in suits clutched their briefcases and witnesses waited to testify. As the handoff was made, no one appeared to be paying attention - until a voice commanded: "Deputy Marin, you need to stop.
March 26, 2014 | By Scott Gold, Joe Mozingo and Maura Dolan
SAN FRANCISCO - State Sen. Leland Yee, a prominent figure in California's Democratic legislative majority, was arrested in a federal corruption investigation Wednesday along with an ostentatious gangster known as "Shrimp Boy" - who insisted that he had gone straight - and two dozen of their alleged associates. An affidavit filed in federal court in San Francisco by FBI Special Agent Emmanuel V. Pascua said there was probable cause to believe that Yee had conducted wire fraud and had engaged in a conspiracy to deal firearms without a license and illegally import firearms.
March 6, 2014 | By Tony Perry
A 67-year-old man who was working outdoors on his property died Thursday after suffering numerous bee stings, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said. When deputies, responding to an emergency call, arrived at the Valley Center property, the man was already unresponsive, officials said. The man may have disturbed a beehive while burning brush. The county medical examiner will determine the cause of death. The man's name was not released. About 55 people die in the U.S. each year from bee, wasp or hornet stings, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
February 16, 2014 | By Mikael Wood
The tricky work of streamlining complicated ideas united Paul Simon and Sting when the veteran rockers teamed for a joint concert at the Forum in Inglewood on Saturday. The two songwriters, among rock's most ambitious and proudly erudite, emerged from dramatically different scenes, and at different times -- Simon during the New York folk revival of the mid-1960s, Sting as frontman of London's post-punk Police. Yet both went on to become world-class pop stars known for pondering big themes -- love, of course, but also patriotism, faith and mortality -- in songs that had no trouble catching hold on the radio.
November 30, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
On a recent weekday afternoon, Sting was sitting in a Burbank dressing room, quietly reading on a tablet computer as he waited to make an appearance on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. " A chat with Leno wasn't the English singer's only reason for being in L.A.; two nights earlier, he'd entertained a crowd of celebrities and show-biz executives at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's annual Art + Film Gala. Asked how the gig went, Sting put down the tablet, took off his glasses and reported that no one had asked for his or her money back.
November 13, 2013 | By Chris Megerian
SACRAMENTO - State Sen. Ronald S. Calderon, who is being investigated by the FBI on suspicion that he accepted bribes, accused federal authorities Wednesday of trying to smear him for refusing to wear a wire in a sting operation against two other senators. In a motion filed in federal court in Sacramento, Calderon (D-Montebello) says authorities from the FBI and the U.S attorney's office repeatedly asked him to participate in an investigation of Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento)
November 6, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
The Galaxy is chasing history in the Major League Soccer playoffs. No team has won three consecutive MLS titles, a feat the two-time defending champions can take a big step toward claiming Thursday when the Galaxy meets Real Salt Lake in the second game of a two-leg Western Conference semifinal series in Sandy, Utah (TV: ESPN2, 6 p.m.). History, however, can be fickle. For proof the Galaxy need look no further than its goalkeeper Jaime Penedo, whose own date with destiny ended in disappointment just three weeks ago. Penedo's Panamanian national team went to stoppage time in its final World Cup qualifier needing only to protect a 2-1 lead over the U.S. to keep alive its chances of reaching soccer's biggest stage for the first time.
August 11, 1985 | ROBERT HILBURN
I t's late June on the sun-soaked patio of Sting's favorite suite in his favorite West Hollywood hotel. The rock and film star is insisting that the soft pop life isn't for him, but he sure looks content. Sting, 33, has a charming, slightly self-deprecating and conspiratorial way of telling stories that makes everything he says seem like a revelation. The theme this morning is normalcy--or as normal as it gets for someone who is one of the hottest pop personalities in the world.
January 20, 1991 | ROBERT HILBURN, Robert Hilburn is The Times' pop music critic.
Sting's new album--his first in more than three years--is a somber, intensely personal work that grew out of the British rock star's confusion and grief following the death of his father in late 1987. But Sting seemed unusually at ease on the eve of the album's release last week as he sat, surrounded by his family, in the living room of his spacious, two-story co-op apartment on Central Park West.
November 5, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
Paul Simon and Sting will tour together in 2014, not just as touring partners but as onstage collaborators in a show that will make a stop at the renovated Forum in Inglewood on Feb. 15. An announcement from Live Nation Global Touring, which is promoting the tour, promised in an announcement Tuesday that Simon and Sting would play individual sets with their bands during the On Stage Together tour, which is set to start Feb. 8 in Houston and is...
November 3, 2013 | George Skelton, Capitol Journal
SACRAMENTO - It just can't be, what they're saying about state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon - that he took $60,000 in bribes during an FBI sting operation. Nobody these days could be that stupid. Right? Pocketing the money from essentially a stranger who turns out to be an undercover agent? I mean, only 25 years after a highly publicized FBI sting in the Capitol resulted in the convictions of 14 politicos - legislators, staffers, lobbyists - in what became known as Shrimpscam.
Los Angeles Times Articles