Mark Potts

Patrick Soon-Shiong bought the Los Angeles Times in a $500 million deal and is investing hundreds of millions of dollars to reverse the damage caused by years of neglect. He calls it his “100-year project” and says that resurrecting the newspaper is vital for democracy.

To Live and Die at the L.A. Times

Billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong bought the newspaper and inherited a hot mess of falling revenues, declining circulation, unionization, and a damaging cyberattack. That was the easy part.

“California Crazy” chronicles the history of some of the state’s more unusual structures, including The Brown Derby in Los Angeles (circa 1930).

L.A.’s Playful Architecture

Cultural anthropologist Jim Heimann has collected scores of (mostly bygone) examples of "programmatic architecture" into his book “California Crazy: American Pop Architecture.”

The Oculus Go offers virtual reality experiences at a budget price.

Virtually Real

Virtual reality has been just around the corner for more than 25 years. Will the Oculus Go headset finally make VR real for the masses?

Inset: An artist’s rendering of stagecoach driver Charley Parkhurst.

Driver’s Secret

Charley Parkhurst was one of the rootin’, tootin’-est stagecoach driver in Gold Rush-era California. But Charley had a secret that became known only after death: he was actually a she.

Frank McCulloch, former top editor of the Los Angeles Times, Sacramento Bee and San Francisco Examiner, and Saigon bureau chief for Time magazine, calmly and firmly schooled a couple of generations of journalists on how to be better reporters, writers and editors.

A Journalist’s Journalist

Frank McCulloch was a journalist’s journalist, editing most of the state’s biggest newspapers and training a couple generations of journalists.

The 1939 Type 64 was the first Porsche.

Four Wheeled Art

‘The Porsche Effect,’ a new exhibit at Los Angeles’ Petersen Automotive Museum, is a joyride for fans of the legendary carmaker.

Founder and CEO of Theranos Elizabeth Holmes

Fake Blood

Was blood-testing company Theranos an ambitious startup gone very wrong — or was it an elaborate scam? John Carreyrou’s new book, “Bad Blood,” examines Silicon Valley’s most notable recent flameout.

Hotel California Album Cover

Hotel California

The Eagles’ classic "Hotel California” ended a musical era — and stood at the beginning of several new ones. This iconic album of summer rock anthems inspires our latest tribute.

Through Lyon’s lens, San Francisco’s hills, streets and buildings have as much character as any human subject.

Shadow And Fog

Fred Lyon’s photographs at night transform San Francisco into a mystery of shadows and fog. Our Summer Issue features images from Lyon's newest book, "San Francisco Noir."

Minus its crew, U.S. Navy blimp L-8 floats over Daly City, Calif., on Aug, 16, 1942, several hours after taking off from Treasure Island on a sub-hunting mission.

Misled Zeppelin

In the early days of WWII, a Navy sub-hunting blimp left Treasure Island for a routine flight with two experienced pilots aboard. Hours later, it came back — empty.