| May 24, 2011
| 12:34 PM
Born in Washington, D.C., to Nigerian parents, actor Gbenga Akinnagbe says it wasn't always easy growing up with a name like his. "Some people are surprised that I speak English and assume that I must be a foreigner," said Akinnagbe, 32, a Brooklyn...
| May 12, 2011
| 3:21 PM
Ready to tinker?
At San Francisco's Exploratorium (www.exploratorium.edu), visitors are invited to do just that. In fact, there's a Tinkering Studio where recently kids were busy figuring out how to connect wires to make buzzers work and lights go on and...
| Jun 3, 2011
Elmer G. "Geronimo" Pratt, a former Los Angeles Black Panther Party leader whose 1972 murder conviction was overturned after he spent 27 years in prison for a crime he said he did not commit, has died. He was 63.
Pratt, whose case became for many a...
| Dec 26, 2010
Just when you thought cruise lines had done it all — Central Park at sea (on Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas) and Cirque du Soleil afloat (on Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Epic) — here comes Disney with a roller coaster aboard the...
| Dec 5, 2010
There was a time when BlackBerrys grew wild.
They were everywhere: boardrooms, restaurants and kitchen tables. The dark little devices would vibrate every time a new e-mail arrived, delivering a tiny thrill that millions of employees came to both...
| Nov 15, 2010
| 10:33 AM
Facebook unveiled a new messaging platform Monday that takes aim at one of the Internet's first applications, e-mail.
Although blogs had been speculating that Facebook would announce an e-mail service to rival Google Inc.'s Gmail and others, Facebook...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 11:34 AM
When Yim Wai opened China Gourmet 28 years ago in Deerfield Beach, she made sure it had everything the dining public expected of a Chinese restaurant.
She decorated with dragons and lanterns. Guests sat down to pots of steaming Chinese tea and ended...
| Dec 13, 2010
| 1:04 PM
As Disney California Adventure reaches the midway point of a $1.1-billion expansion, I'd like to take a speculative look at what Walt Disney Imagineering might have in mind for Phase 2 of the massive renovation project.
DCA's extreme makeover was...
| Apr 18, 2011
Bijan Pakzad, an Iranian American designer of jewelry, fragrances and luxury menswear who ran a Beverly Hills boutique and was renowned as clothier to some of the world's most powerful men, died Saturday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los...
| Jan 24, 2011
| 6:16 PM
Ron Patterson, who with his then-wife Phyllis founded the Renaissance Pleasure Faire in 1963, which showcased traditions of 16th century Elizabethan England, has died. He was 80.
Patterson died Jan. 15 in Sausalito, Calif., where he was receiving hospice...
| Jun 23, 2011
Bob Pease, 70, a prominent Silicon Valley engineer and author of several books on analog chip design, died Saturday evening when his car crashed into a tree in Saratoga, Calif., southwest of San Jose.
Pease, who was not wearing a seat belt while...
| Jun 1, 2011
Dr. Leo Rangell, a leading psychoanalyst who argued forcefully that theoretical fads and factions threatened to erode consumer confidence in the field founded by Sigmund Freud more than 100 years ago, died Saturday at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He...