| Apr 11, 2013
| 4:50 PM
I hadn't spent any quality time in the Chrysler Town & Country since I became a mom in 2010. I liked the minivan before, and now that it's even more relevant for my family, this living-room-on-wheels really delivered.
If you can get past its unrefined...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 3:21 PM
Playwright Samuel Hunter's "A Permanent Image" is by no means the first play to tell the story of adult siblings returning from out of town for a parent's funeral.
The emotional tension of that ubiquitous human moment — which often involves booze,...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Don't worry, baby boomers, Chevrolet hasn't forgotten about you.
GM's everyman brand has in recent years launched one impressive small car after another. The compact Cruze, subcompact Sonic and tiny Spark have all done well for the company, both in terms...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 7:00 AM
In 2011, murder mystery author Lauren Carr gave a presentation on writing and independent publishing to a packed audience at Williamsport Library. One attendee, Fay Moore of Williamsport, collected names and contact information of people interested in...
| Feb 10, 2013
Because a brand embedded in our subconsciousness can find a space in our garage, the Impala endures.
About 16 million Chevys named for an African antelope have hit the road since 1958. And even though the one you recently returned to the airport...
| Feb 10, 2013
Worshiping a hero is easier from afar.
You don't have to hear snippy comments the basketball player makes about short admirers. You don't see acne scars on the supermodel.
And, so it is with Virgil Hawkins, a Lake County hero.
Monday marks the...
| Jan 4, 2013
The year begins with a walk to the edge of the "fiscal cliff" and a nauseating look below.
Have you dared look over the edge of your own cliff, or has the fear of falling kept you from contemplating the possibility of another recession, job losses,...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 2:38 PM
An abusive husband is wheeled onstage tied to a La-Z-Boy recliner, bound with duct tape from his hunting boots all the way up to his stubbled face.
His wife tells him she’s going to kill him. She’s going to pack the chair with venison (which...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Friends and La Cañada Flintridge neighbors turned out at La Cañada Presbyterian Church on Monday to bid farewell to resident Don Rhymer, a noted television and movie writer who chronicled his bout with cancer on his own humorous and insightful blog,...
| Nov 28, 2012
The omelet seems obvious: eggs cooked flat, filled and folded. Imagine my surprise, then, to discover that the simple supper I often serve is not an omelet. It's an American omelet.
Nothing like a French omelet. The difference comes down to technique....
| Nov 1, 2012
| 11:22 AM
The former Crenshaw High School football star who was shot at a Halloween party at USC was in critical but stable condition after a three-hour surgery for seven bullet wounds, his father said Thursday....
| Sep 28, 2012
| 8:07 AM
Have you ever had a long day? The kind of day that just takes it right out of you? Several years ago, fresh out of college, I took a job teaching English in the land of Taiwan, also known as the Republic of China.
My job was to teach conversational...