| Dec 16, 2013
| 1:20 PM
If it's a truism that art reflects the surroundings and the time that it's made, there's another accompanying truth equally durable: All artists have to navigate in the surroundings they work in. Da Vinci could schmooze wealthy patrons, and Michelangelo...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 11:14 PM
BURBANK — The Flintridge Prep girls’ basketball team faced its toughest opponent so far this year when it squared off against San Gabriel in the semifinals of the Providence High School Pioneer Shootout on Friday.
And the Rebels still won...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe unveiled "Gran Turismo 6" on PlayStation 3 in Spain. Polyphony Digital, developer of "the real driving simulator", has delivered the most authentic experience to date to celebrate the franchise's 15th...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 12:47 PM
Sitting quietly along the ring apron in the background of a bustling gym, Marina Shafir is approached for an autograph.
Shafir happily obliges and proceeds to scribble her signature across a martial arts belt, signing her very first autograph in the...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 8:09 PM
In the aftermath of more than 20 seasons of “The Ultimate Fighter,” one common occurrence has seen a number of combatants on the long-running reality television series leave the confines of Las Vegas where the show is taped and migrate to...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 3:07 AM
It's not as if they take success for granted, but the players and coaches for the UC Irvine men's soccer team have come to expect nothing less than championships.
Just more than one week after claiming their fourth Big West Conference regular-season...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 7:51 PM
Both popular Ultimate Fighting Championship fighters who are big draws long known as much for their gift of gab as their stellar skills inside the octagon, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and UFC top-10 light heavyweight Chael...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 5:06 PM
This is the third in a series of articles examining the experiences of local fighters and coaches on “The Ultimate Fighter,” whether in past seasons or the current. The current season, “The Ultimate Fighter 18,” airs Wednesdays...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 4:27 PM
This is the second in a series of articles examining the experiences of local fighters and coaches on “The Ultimate Fighter,” whether in past seasons or the current. The current season, “The Ultimate Fighter 18,” airs Wednesdays on...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 11:27 PM
NORTHRIDGE — Paula Weishoff and Don Mattingly could share notes these days.
Both the UC Irvine women's volleyball coach and the Los Angeles Dodgers manager are well-versed on the virtues of defending the opponent, while also struggling to score...
| Nov 11, 2012
QUITO, Ecuador — "Not long ago, we wouldn't think of coming to this area," Dominic Hamilton tells me as we stand on a street corner in Quito's historic area at 1 a.m. "It was horribly seedy. And dangerous."
Hamilton is a Brit who, after having...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 7:37 PM
When Barnaby Conrad was nearly killed in a 1958 bullfight, his celebrity pals were buzzing about it at Sardi's in New York.
"Did you hear about poor Barnaby?" Eva Gabor asked Noel Coward in her thick Hungarian accent. "He was terribly gored in Spain."...