| Jan 10, 2007
When the great Ft. Tejon earthquake ripped the San Andreas fault 150 years ago this week, the shaking was so powerful it shook the Kern River from its banks and for a moment made it run upstream, according to accounts from the day.
If such a quake...
| Jun 12, 2008
AS A proud owner of one of the beautiful Maltman bungalows in Silver Lake, I wanted to thank you for featuring them in your article Little by Little on June 5, about an L.A. ordinance that allows for multiple small homes to be built on certain lots].
| Aug 27, 2008
Where to buy the best birds in L.A. County
THE FOLLOWING, in alphabetical order, represents a broad spectrum of sources for beautiful rotisserie birds, freshly made and ready to go. Some offer excellent meal package prices; several have exceptional...
| Jun 8, 2008
A good writer on the roam
I love to travel, and I love to read Susan Spano. As the world shrinks, Susan's ability to describe the offbeat and quirky makes even the most jaded destinations worth taking a second look.
--Mackay Crampton, Ojai
| Jun 15, 2008
I recommend EVA Airways as a wonderful way to fly to Hanoi. There is an elite class that is comfortable for those who need more leg room and wider seats but who don't want to spend for business class, but the seating and service are fine in coach as well....
| Aug 21, 2010
Five families from across the San Fernando Valley set up camp for three nights by the front door of Wilbur Avenue Elementary School in 2009, intent on getting a spot for their children in one of the best-regarded schools in Los Angeles. Others hired...
| Jun 3, 2009
Ricardo Zarate remembers reading a 2004 article in the Economist magazine predicting that Peruvian cuisine was the Next Big Thing. A Peruvian who had studied at a culinary college in Peru, then at Westminster Culinary College in England, he was cooking in...
| Apr 18, 2009
The South Coast chapter of the California Native Plant Society presents its 15th annual spring garden tour led by landscape consultants and designers Ric Dykzeul and Tony Baker. 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. $20 to $25. Reservations: (310)...
| Nov 24, 2007
Anyone wondering whether Americans have the nerve to keep spending despite a rattled economy might have been cheered by the Friday morning scene at Fry's Electronics in Fountain Valley.
And by the chutzpah of Sawmon Jahagiri, who paid $40 to a more...
| Aug 27, 2008
HERE'S THE experience I'm always on the prowl for: a simple, golden, tender rotisserie chicken, bursting with juice, lifted off its skewer when it's just cooked and placed in my hands. I run home and pull apart the warm, delicate meat with my bare...
| May 20, 2009
| 9:08 AM
LONG BEACH -- A Long Beach apartment building suffered significant damage in Tuesday's 4.0 aftershock. At least a dozen residents had to be evacuated.
The Red Cross said the evacuees were placed in emergency housing.
Inspectors are looking at the damage...
| Sep 14, 2008
Newlyweds receiving a wedding gift from Stacy Gerlich these days can expect a little disaster when they unwrap her present. The Los Angeles Fire Department captain forsakes the traditional toaster oven or personalized bric-a-brac, instead stuffing...