| Nov 28, 2010
Healthful food and vending machines don't exactly mix.
Vending machines are typically seen as antithetical to good health, with the industry criticized for contributing to childhood obesity and targeted by new rules requiring calorie disclosure.
| May 19, 2011
OAK VIEW, Calif. — Ray "Windmill" White, a veteran of 60 professional fights, pulls a paperback from a shelf in his office, opens "The Ultimate Book of Boxing Lists" and thumbs through it.
Finally spotting his name, he looks up and smiles.
| Dec 10, 2012
| 4:40 PM
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA -- An Orange County man was convicted Monday of bludgeoning his wife of 39 years to death and then burning her dismembered body in a Ventura County campground.
A jury found Richard Gustav Forsberg, 63, guilty of one felony count of...
| Jan 10, 2011
The Rev. Paul Egertson, who was asked to resign as a Lutheran bishop in 2001 after violating church policy by participating in the ordination of a non-celibate lesbian minister, has died. He was 75.
Egertson, a senior lecturer at California Lutheran...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 8:55 AM
Here are some of the more interesting deals, websites and other travel tidbits that came across our desk recently:
Avoya Travel has a seven-night cruise on Norwegian Cruise Lines, departing New Orleans on Sept. 11 with stops in Costa Maya, Mexico;...
| Apr 11, 2011
| 5:30 AM
SIMI VALLEY (KTLA) -- A copy of a rare comic book stolen from Nicolas Cage more than a decade ago was discovered in a local storage locker.
The 1938 comic book, "Action Comics #1," was stolen from Cage's West Los Angeles home in 2000 and has an estimated...
| Apr 8, 2011
Ten years ago, Elizabeth Schneider, the doyenne of produce writers, called for "a cucumber revolution" in her definitive book, "Vegetables From Amaranth to Zucchini". Denouncing the standard American slicing varieties, she implored, "Refuse to buy pumped-...
| Nov 25, 2010
It's easy enough to freehand your way into a decent bottle of limoncello. All you need is a generous handful of lemon zest, a neutral spirit, some sugar and a couple of days of infusing patience. But to Ventura Limoncello's co-owner James Carling,...
| Jan 21, 2011
Grapefruit may be the most misunderstood of California's fruits. Excellent locally grown examples are available year-round at farmers markets, but it's also easy to fall for fruit — often similar-looking and grown just a few miles away —...
| Apr 1, 2011
Small and unprepossessing they may be, but Pixie mandarins are a farmers market favorite for their seedlessness, rich flavor — combining the best of mandarin and orange — and late season. In the last decade, Pixies grown in this picturesque...
| Jan 17, 2011
| 4:34 PM
A father delivered his baby girl Monday on the side of the 605 Freeway in Los Alamitos, officials said. The parents, whose names had not yet been released, were on their way to Los Alamitos Medical Center about 1:15 a.m.......
| Jan 21, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Planting season in Southern California is rarely busier than midwinter, when nursery lots crammed with Christmas trees give way to displays of fruit trees and roses. If you're haunting stores to select an apricot tree, a flowering bramble, a hedge......