| Feb 11, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Animal wrangler Jim Brockett stands a few yards away from Arrow, like a director studying his actor.
The African augur hawk latches his yellow talons onto what looks like a severed finger — actually a piece of foam — and swoops into the...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 2:56 PM
Walt Disney World's Wilderness Lodge has rejoined AAA's prestigious four-diamond list, one of only seven Florida properties to be added to the list this year.
The hotel, inspired by turn-of-the-century national park lodges, is known for its log-cabin...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 1:35 PM
A Santa Ana house where authorities Wednesday discovered as many as 400 snakes is so littered with cages and rats and snakes — some alive, many dead — that animal control officers said they are still making their way through the cluttered...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 8:21 AM
A Newport Beach grade school teacher who bred snakes as a hobby was arrested Wednesday on animal cruelty charges after authorities discovered more than 400 ball pythons — some alive, many dead — scattered throughout his cluttered home....
| Jan 4, 2014
| 7:41 PM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's inspector general will investigate a federal agency whose mission is to exterminate birds, coyotes, mountain lions and other animals that threaten the livelihoods of farmers and ranchers.
The investigation of U.S....
| Dec 31, 2013
| 4:53 PM
Chef Ludo Lefebvre, who will reappear as a judge of the new season of ABC's "The Taste" starting Thursday, says he's opening a new restaurant in 2014, Petit Trois.
It's the spin-off of Trois Mec, the restaurant he and partners Vinny Dotolo and Jon Shook...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 2:30 AM
If you want to ride a Matterhorn-like roller coaster themed around the "Ice Age" movies you'll have to fly to Malaysia.
Twentieth Century Fox has broken ground on its first theme park there, appropriately named Twentieth Century Fox World. When it...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 6:36 PM
Looking for restaurants that are open on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? Have a cocktail and roasted chestnuts before finishing all your last-minute gift wrapping. Or celebrate Christmas Eve with La Vigilia, also known as the Feast of the Seven Fishes,...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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Styled to Rock The designers create...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 4:56 PM
In a major shift of national food policy, the Food and Drug Administration is phasing out the non-medical use of antibiotics on farm animals in an effort to combat growing human resistance to the crucial drugs.
The plan, announced Wednesday, would...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 5:23 PM
Deepak Chopra -- holistic health guru, best-selling author and founder of the Chopra Center in Carlsbad, Calif. -- will be signing books at Lyfe Kitchen (where all menu items have fewer than 600 calories and 1,000 mg of sodium) in Culver City on Monday....
| Dec 8, 2013
Anschutz Entertainment Group becomes the new manager of the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, marking the largest and most significant privatization of a city asset in recent memory.
AEG will handle day-to-day operations, but the Convention...