| Mar 28, 2010
On Oct. 9, 2009, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs woke up at dawn and received startling news from Oslo. President Obama, only 48, had just received the Nobel Peace Prize. Usually, this most prestigious of awards honors lifetime accomplishment...
| Mar 25, 2010
Robert Culp, the veteran actor best known for starring with Bill Cosby in the classic 1960s espionage-adventure series "I Spy" and for playing Bob in the 1969 movie "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice," died Wednesday morning. He was 79.
Culp fell and hit his...
| Apr 14, 2010
| 4:40 PM
The San Diego Zoo announced Wednesday that an African elephant was born at their Wild Animal Park on Monday evening.
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The baby elephant, which has yet to be named, was...
| Apr 22, 2010
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — At the southernmost point of South Africa where two oceans, the Atlantic and the Indian, meet, the weight of a vast, ancient continent lies northward.
More than anywhere else in Africa, history and nature seem to...
| May 6, 2010
The Houston Zoo welcomed a new member to its family Tuesday morning, a baby elephant. Baby Baylor, weighing in at a healthy 348 pounds, was born Tuesday morning to Shanti, a 19-year-old Asian elephant. Shanti was pregnant for nearly 23 months.
| May 20, 2010
SCIENCE MUSEUMS. Animals, plants and planets are all covered at area museums. Many of the museums, notably the Air and Space Museum and the Virginia Living Museum, have exhibits that kids love.
1. Bluebird Gap Farm. 60-acre nature center with 250...
| May 16, 2010
I admit it: I fall in love easily. First, it was with a 268-pound guy. Despite his youth, he was gray and wrinkled. But there were others as the day wore on. One had a face like a horse. Another was nice-enough looking, but that neck — oh, heavens,...
| Jun 2, 2010
The bride was from Orlando. The groom was from Milwaukee. The elephant was from South Florida.
Before several hundred guests and a few stray tourists, Mahesh Narayanaswamy and Radha Mehta were married Sunday in an opulent, traditional Hindu ceremony at...
| Jun 27, 2010
As if marriage weren't crazy enough, every year couples say "I do" in exotic, unusual and, yes, even strange places and situations. There was the couple who had elephants as attendants. There was a twosome who wanted to be married underwater. There was...
| Dec 31, 2010
The Animal Rights Institute issued this statement after a judge ruled in favor of Feld Entertainment, the parent company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, in a long-running lawsuit alleging elephant abuse:
After nearly a decade of...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 7:57 PM
SAN ANDREAS (KTLA) -- Well-known African elephant, Ruby the elephant, died at the age of 50 on Tuesday.
Ruby was one of the oldest African elephants in captivity, born on February 18,1961.
During her time at the L.A. Zoo, Ruby's habitat became a...
| Dec 2, 2010
The trappings of the joyous Christmas season are popping up all over our city. As if by magic colored lights have been appearing in gardens and tracing the roof lines of houses. My grandchildren, as all little children everywhere, are trying to be on...