By Anthony Mostrom It's one of the biggest horror stories of old L.A., yet it never seems to get told by anyone (least of all by the Los Angeles Times): the 1910 midnight dynamite bombing of the newspaper's imposing stone building at First and Broadway. The blast killed 21 Times employees and injur ... More >>
Should humans destroy Mother Nature in order to save it?
If you missed Inventing LA: The Chandlers and Their Times, PBS's documentary about the Chandler family and the city's newspaper of record they once controlled, be sure to catch the rebroadcast this Saturday at 9 p.m. on KCET. (Or watch it online on the station's Web site.) It's a hypnotic train-wrec ... More >>
For nearly 90 years "General" Harrison Gray Otis' statue has glowered down from its pedestal at the changing human landscape of MacArthur Park. Otis, a Civil War veteran, took over the Los Angeles Times in the 1880s, became rich, broke strikes and declared from his editorial pulpit that "Los Angeles ... More >>
Otis, Raymond, et al.
Once the nationís most anti-union big city, L.A. has now become Americaís most dynamic labor town