| Nov 10, 2010
| 4:47 PM
The head of Carnival Cruise Lines said the engine fire that cut power on the disabled cruise ship carrying nearly 4,500 people was the worst accident in his company's 35-year history.
Apologizing profusely, CEO Gerry Cahill told reporters that the crew...
| Sep 26, 2010
During the four years I lived in Hanoi, where I was The Times' bureau chief in the late 1990s, I did a pretty good job of getting around Vietnam and exploring new places, from Can Tho in the southern Mekong Delta to Sapa on the northern border with China....
| Dec 19, 2010
Tired of all these winter airfare sales? Of course you're not.
The head-spinning flurry of sales in November and December has become as addictive as caramel lattes. Although recent deals, such as $19 fares each way between Long Beach and Las Vegas and...
| Oct 20, 2010
| 12:03 PM
The aging elegance of the Long Beach-moored Queen Mary ocean liner and hotel provides a perfect backdrop for the fog-shrouded nautical nightmare theme that unifies the Dark Harbor haunted event.
I caught Dark Harbor over the weekend after a bit of buzz...
| Nov 11, 2010
| 4:06 PM
SAN DIEGO (KTLA) -- A cruise ship that became stranded off the coast of Mexico reached San Diego Thursday morning amid cheers from a waiting crowd.
Six tugboats gently brought the Carnival Splendor into port around 8:30 a.m.
The first group of...
| Oct 31, 2010
Haunted attractions are as close as many of us will get to coming face to face with true terror, thank goodness. Here are some fright-filled Halloween nightmares you'll tell your friends you survived. It's never too early to start planning for next year....
| Jan 31, 2011
Jack LaLanne was an incredible showoff, and with good reason.
If you can do 1,033 push-ups in 23 minutes at the "over-the-hill" age of 42, then by all means show yourself off. If you can swim more than a mile through the strong currents of Long Beach...
| May 5, 2011
In a downtown parking lot sits one of the most impressive things that Jamie Oliver, the chef-activist-TV personality, has brought to Los Angeles for his "Food Revolution" television show: a red-and-khaki-striped big rig tricked out as a traveling...
| Dec 5, 2010
You've got the outfit. You're set on accessories. But you're strapped for time as you rush from work to party, maybe going from Los Feliz to Santa Monica (or Long Beach to Pasadena or any of our other geographic challenges) with no time to stop by home to...
| Oct 10, 2010
Controversy is swirling around a pricey and much-heralded hair-straightening treatment after researchers in Oregon announced recently that they had found that the formula contained the dangerous chemical formaldehyde, even in packages labeled...
| Oct 31, 2010
Thanks a lot, Gwyneth Paltrow.
It's been more than 10 years since the actress and style icon showed up at the "Shakespeare in Love" premiere with long, stick-straight extensions. And suddenly, boom — "Blow-out salons [popped up] across the...
| Sep 29, 2010
Piper Laurie has been reflecting on her career of late, a career that has careened from B-movie "bimbo" roles to Oscar nominations — not to mention that bag full of condoms she once scored as a budding starlet.
Though she was painfully shy,...