| 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 23, 2008
On Sunday, I reported the story of a 16-year-old girl with leukemia, living with her mother in a Ford Explorer in the parking lot of a McDonald's restaurant while undergoing chemotherapy. Since then, the story has taken a few twists.
For one thing,...
| 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....
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 15, 2008
Southern California stands a much greater chance of a huge temblor in the next 30 years than Northern California, according to a statewide earthquake forecast released Monday.
The report, which brought together experts from the U.S. Geological Survey,...
| 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....
| 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].
| Dec 11, 2007
With three-quarters of California's acute-care hospitals at risk of collapsing in a major earthquake, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has approved new rules allowing many facilities to bypass the extremely costly building reinforcements the state ordered after...