You’ve already got two strikes against you. You’re black and you’re a man. Don’t let them give you a third strike, getting locked up.
Yep, that’s Jay Leno atop an old car. The occasion? The 2014 Pebble Beach Tour D’Elegance.
Photo: Tom O’Neal / Associated Press

Yep, that’s Jay Leno atop an old car. The occasion? The 2014 Pebble Beach Tour D’Elegance.

Photo: Tom O’Neal / Associated Press

On the 94th anniversary of his birth, 18 things about the late writer Charles Bukowski.
Photo: Richard Robinson / Black Sparrow Press

On the 94th anniversary of his birth, 18 things about the late writer Charles Bukowski.

Photo: Richard Robinson / Black Sparrow Press

Scientists have uncovered a previously unknown pterosaur with an enormous sail-shaped crest on its head. Beyond Caiuajara dobruskii's unusual looks, the discovery is also notable because bones from at least 47 of the creatures were found in a small area. “It's kind of like they stumbled on a hidden Caiuajara city,” reporter Deborah Netburn writes.
Image: An artist’s reconstruction depicting three stages of crest development in the newly discovered pterosaur. Credit: Maurilio Oliveira / National Museum of Brazil

Scientists have uncovered a previously unknown pterosaur with an enormous sail-shaped crest on its head. Beyond Caiuajara dobruskii's unusual looks, the discovery is also notable because bones from at least 47 of the creatures were found in a small area. “It's kind of like they stumbled on a hidden Caiuajara city,” reporter Deborah Netburn writes.

Image: An artist’s reconstruction depicting three stages of crest development in the newly discovered pterosaur. Credit: Maurilio Oliveira / National Museum of Brazil

The best way to honor [Robin] Williams may be to drag depression out of the closet and place it center stage.

Islamic State militants have provided the largely Yazidi population of Sinjar, Iraq, a stark choice: Convert or face death. Through the years, the Yazidi have relocated extensively throughout the Middle East and Europe because of discrimination. Our graphics team has mapped their movements.

"Why do you want to kill this boy?"
Amid the revenge killings racking the Central African Republic, Christian and Muslim clerics haven taken a stand, seeking to mend the religious divide.
Photo: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

"Why do you want to kill this boy?"

Amid the revenge killings racking the Central African Republic, Christian and Muslim clerics haven taken a stand, seeking to mend the religious divide.

Photo: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Robin Williams was sober, in early stages of Parkinson's, wife says
The hands-up — a sign of surrender and submission black men and boys in Ferguson, Mo., say they learn early on when dealing with police — has been transformed into a different kind of weapon in the wake of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, a black teenager who was unarmed when he was shot by a police officer. Reporter Matt Pearce is in Ferguson and documents how protesters are using the gesture as a symbol of defiance. 
Photo: Matt Pearce / Los Angeles Times

The hands-up — a sign of surrender and submission black men and boys in Ferguson, Mo., say they learn early on when dealing with police — has been transformed into a different kind of weapon in the wake of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, a black teenager who was unarmed when he was shot by a police officer. Reporter Matt Pearce is in Ferguson and documents how protesters are using the gesture as a symbol of defiance

Photo: Matt Pearce / Los Angeles Times

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Los Angeles International Airport, October 1947: Lauren Bacall, who died Tuesday at 89, with her husband, Humphrey Bogart, and other stars get ready to fly to Washington, D.C., to protest the House Un-American Activities Committee’s investigation of Hollywood Communism.
They said the Congressional inquiry — which was long on allegations but short on evidence — used “un-American tactics.” Read the story: Screen Stars Fly to Protest Inquiry on Reds
The page on which that story and another on Hollywood Communism (“Name Red Films, Industry Demands”) appears is full of journalism gems. A sampling of headlines:
British Army to Quit Iraq
Wary Princess to Compromise on Skirt Style
Slain Dry Era Gang Chief Given Flamboyant Burial
These Car Thieves Better Get Going
Idaho Senator Begins ‘Paul Revere’ Ride East
More on Bacall:
Lauren Bacall | 1924-2014
— Matt Ballinger
Original published photo caption, Oct. 27, 1947: THEY PROTEST— Part of a group of 25 film actors who flew to Washington to protest the manner in which the Un-American Activities Committee hearing is being conducted, get tickets at Los Angeles Airport from Passenger Agent Barbara Hughes. Front row, left to right, June Havoc, Marsha Hunt, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Evelyn Keyes and Paul Henreid. In rear, behind Marsha Hunt, is Comedian Danny Kaye. Credit: Times Photo

latimespast:

Los Angeles International Airport, October 1947: Lauren Bacall, who died Tuesday at 89, with her husband, Humphrey Bogart, and other stars get ready to fly to Washington, D.C., to protest the House Un-American Activities Committee’s investigation of Hollywood Communism.

They said the Congressional inquiry — which was long on allegations but short on evidence — used “un-American tactics.” Read the story: Screen Stars Fly to Protest Inquiry on Reds

The page on which that story and another on Hollywood Communism (“Name Red Films, Industry Demands”) appears is full of journalism gems. A sampling of headlines:

British Army to Quit Iraq

Wary Princess to Compromise on Skirt Style

Slain Dry Era Gang Chief Given Flamboyant Burial

These Car Thieves Better Get Going

Idaho Senator Begins ‘Paul Revere’ Ride East

More on Bacall:

Lauren Bacall | 1924-2014

Matt Ballinger

Original published photo caption, Oct. 27, 1947: THEY PROTEST— Part of a group of 25 film actors who flew to Washington to protest the manner in which the Un-American Activities Committee hearing is being conducted, get tickets at Los Angeles Airport from Passenger Agent Barbara Hughes. Front row, left to right, June Havoc, Marsha Hunt, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Evelyn Keyes and Paul Henreid. In rear, behind Marsha Hunt, is Comedian Danny Kaye. Credit: Times Photo

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Although his footprints will no longer be walking on the Earth, his imprints will still be there in so many people’s lives.
You don’t have it until the money has transferred to the sellers’ accounts. When that happened, I said, ‘Darn, I guess we are done.’

Actress Lauren Bacall, who starred in such films as ”The Big Sleep,” “Key Largo,” “To Have and Have Not,” “How to Marry a Millionaire” and “Designing Woman,” has died at age 89, according to the estate of her late husband, Humphrey Bogart. More on her life and career.

First photo: Bogart and Bacall arrive at L.A.’s Union Station after marrying in Ohio in 1945. Credit: Los Angeles Times. Second photo: Bogart and Bacall at the 1952 Academy Awards. Credit: Los Angeles Times. Third photo: Bogart and Bacall arriving at the 1955 Academy Awards. Credit: Los Angeles Times. Fourth photo: Bogart, Bacall and their son Stephen before departing for Honolulu from LAX. Credit: Los Angeles Times