| Dec 28, 2010
A week before Christmas, Judy Powelson was awaiting her son's first visit home in nine months with a mix of excitement and trepidation.
Earlier in the year, the 17-year-old's mental illness had spiraled out of control to the point that he attacked her,...
| Dec 7, 2010
The holidays are here -- a time of frenetic shopping, eating, traveling and socializing. A time of gaining that holiday 10 pounds and of getting the holiday blues. While you are busy with the added chores and stress of the season, we would like to...
| Oct 3, 2010
It was like a lottery-winning moment for birders. I looked up through the windshield, and there it was: brown and striped, gliding toward a tangle of reeds a few feet from our car — an American bittern.
Bitterns are common at Gray Lodge Wildlife...
| Oct 10, 2010
They're a disparate lot — museums, hotels, an observation deck, a sculpture park and a sundial-shaped bridge — but these recent structures, none more than 10 years old, are redefining the West. Before we bow to them, though, let's admit that...
| Oct 10, 2010
Man does not live by bread alone, and families can't count on theme parks for all their adventures. Here are 10 relatively unthemed Western destinations, all best enjoyed in the company of a 10-year-old:
Cable cars, San Francisco: Of the three routes...
| Nov 14, 2010
For many Californians, 72-year-old Jerry Brown's return to Sacramento for another go at being governor brings with it more than a little dab of déjà vu. Consider: He is inheriting the job from a Republican actor/politician, American soldiers are...
| Sep 9, 2010
| 12:42 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Newly-signed Laker Matt Barnes was arrested Wednesday afternoon in Sacramento on felony domestic violence charges.
Sacramento sheriff's deputies responded to an incomplete 911 call around 4:16 p.m. from a residence in the 8100 block of...
| Dec 26, 2010
What can travelers expect from Mexico in 2011? That's at least a $64-million question, given the many Americans who visit the country every year. And the answers seem to point every which way.
Across Mexico, international visitors and drug-war casualties...
| Dec 21, 2010
Did you learn anything about travel from the recent wave of storms in the Midwest and East? Certainly, despite tremendous technological development, you learned (or re-learned) that air travel is still something of a gamble during really bad weather....
| Jun 7, 2011
| 1:48 PM
I recently rented a car from Alamo, and I encountered a questionable practice that I wanted to let you know about.
I've used Alamo many times in the past, always returning the car with a full tank. Last month, after bringing back my rental in Tucson,...
| May 2, 2011
| 1:53 PM
The Maloofs have decided to stay in Sacramento for the 2011-12 season.
George Maloof made a point of telling FOX40’s Jim Crandell that this decision to stay will be a one year thing unless the city of Sacramento makes serious plans to build a...
| Apr 10, 2011
Revolutions are still televised, but they get Tumblr'd, tweeted and YouTubed ﬁrst. This one started last summer when music micro-bloggers began deifying a pack of nine skateboarding, freewheeling teenaged rap vandals from Los Angeles. Full name:...