| Oct 15, 2012
| 4:58 PM
The space shuttle Endeavour wasn't the only massive object traversing Southland streets this weekend.
South Coast Plaza's 96-foot Christmas tree finished its own arduous trek Monday morning, about 650 miles from near Mt. Shasta in Northern California...
| May 30, 2012
In 1962, Doc Watson and some of his musician neighbors set out from their home in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the journey of a lifetime, to perform at the Ash Grove folk club in Los Angeles.
"I remember the first trip we did," Watson said in a 2008...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 5:12 PM
WASHINGTON — J. Christopher Stevens was in many ways the model American diplomat, committed, idealistic, willing to take risks and eager to find out what was really happening in obscure corners of the world.
A lanky 52-year-old Californian, with...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 11:47 AM
Riot Fest: For the first time the annual punk festival expands outdoors for two days in Humboldt Park (opening night will be indoors at the Congress Theatre), and the lineup has some of its heaviest hitters yet, including Iggy and the Stooges, Elvis...
| Feb 18, 2011
Controversy over the GOP's reproductive health agenda is mounting as House members consider a budget plan that slashes funds for family planning clinics and eliminates federal support for Planned Parenthood, a major provider of reproductive health care in...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 10:39 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As the world's largest AIDS conference kicks off in the United States for the first time in 22 years, activists want to ensure the voice of sex workers is not silenced in the discussion of how to overcome the global epidemic.
| Jun 20, 2012
On a recent steamy holiday weekend, customers at a discount grocery store in Evanston loaded their carts with bags of chips, boxes of cookies, 2-liter soda bottles and jugs of fruit punch, among other items, then paid for it all with food stamp credit....
| Sep 13, 2012
| 3:46 PM
MODESTO —Topamax. Depakote. Phenobarbital. The list goes on. Before Jayden David turned 5, he had tried a dozen powerful medications to tame a rare form of epilepsy. The side effects were devastating.
There were grand mal seizures that lasted...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 1:37 PM
What are your summer plans? Plenty of people prefer some quiet, idle time in a hammock or lounging beside the body of water of their choice. And what better time to relax with a good book? Here is a selection of books to keep you occupied no matter...
| Jul 8, 2012
With summer in full swing, it's time to hit the beach — for sunning, yes, but also for shopping.
There's a new level of sophistication in shopping along the coast. Locally owned boutiques with a curated point of view are changing the flavor of...
| Jun 5, 2012
When James Lee Crummel hanged himself last month, very few mourned his passing. A child molester who kidnapped, sexually abused and murdered a 13-year-old boy in 1979, Crummel was on death row in San Quentin when he took his own life using an extension...
| Aug 3, 2012
Among the most lamented casualties of industrial fruit commerce is the Gravenstein apple, whose intense, distinctive aroma, honeyed, floral and fruity, has lodged in the memories of many Californians, emblematic of the careless rapture of childhood....