| Sep 13, 2008
| 7:55 AM
Rescue teams worked frantically into this morning after a Metrolink passenger train carrying 225 people collided Friday with a Union Pacific freight train on a sharp curve in Chatsworth, killing at least 17 people and leaving more than 135 injured. It was...
| Jul 19, 2010
| 11:30 AM
As those doomed fiberglass mammoths in the bubbling ooze at La Brea Tar Pits attest, oil in Los Angeles is an old story. But how much of that story do you know?
FOR THE RECORD
Oil in Los Angeles: An earlier version of this...
| Apr 22, 2009
Just because you're stuck on an airplane doesn't mean you can't practice your tennis serve. Or rehearse a piano concerto. Or even prep to perform heart surgery.
Athletes have long used mental imagery to complement physical practice, and recent research...
| Nov 16, 2008
In a swiftly moving catastrophe that seemed as familiar as it was shocking, Southern California once again was besieged by flame Saturday, from Orange County to Santa Barbara, with hundreds of homes consumed by three major wind-driven fires, including one...
| Dec 3, 2006
1841 William Wolfskill planted the first local commercial orange groves on 2 acres east of what is now Alameda Street in downtown Los Angeles.
1881 On Dec. 4, the Los Angeles Times began publication as the Los Angeles Daily Times. The first...
| Nov 22, 2009
The Method is dead. Long live the Method. ¶ Spend an afternoon with David Lee Strasberg, the ambitious 38-year-old son of legendary acting guru Lee Strasberg, and you just might walk away with the idea that something revolutionary is going on at the...
| Mar 20, 2010
When a magnitude 4.4 earthquake shook Southern Californians awake in the predawn hours Tuesday, many rushed to their computers to learn about it from the U.S. Geological Survey website.
Those bleary-eyed Web surfers may not have realized they were giving...
| Jul 18, 2010
As UC Davis physicist and geologist John Rundle ponders the map of recent California earthquakes, he sees visions of a doughnut even Homer J. Simpson wouldn't like.
The doughnut is formed by pinpointing the recent quakes near Eureka, Mexicali and Palm...
| Aug 24, 2007
Earthquakes that struck Southern California over the last century killed more than 200 people and caused billions of dollars in damage. But new research to be released today says the Los Angeles area may actually be in the midst of a prolonged seismic...
| Jan 7, 2009
Can you say "Cheech" without saying "Chong"? Even long after the comedic duo went their separate ways, there's something that lingers -- at least linguistically -- about the pairing.
The first half of the pair, Cheech Marin, just lowered the price to $2....
| Nov 29, 2006
| 8:38 PM
An early death, big money, beloved character, academic brilliance: Those are some attributes that get a prominent building or plaza named after you at one of California's colleges and universities. Many schools boast landmarks bearing the monikers of...
| Dec 20, 2007
Southern Californians should brace for yet another rainstorm late today, but can look forward to an otherwise dry holiday season.
The weather system that poured 1.23 inches of rain on downtown Los Angeles Tuesday and early Wednesday will drop a much...