| May 18, 2014
"Where's my smile, babydoll?"
The "babydoll" bugged me more than the query itself, but the whole thing is obviously pretty obnoxious. It's objectifying, it's bossy, it's presumptuous.
Still, I smiled.
It's a habit. I smile at people when I walk by...
| Jun 11, 2014
The family dog Jessie died recently. In the end of her life she was diapered, blind, deaf and confused, but completely loved and loving. The mom said Jessie went in the best way possible: in the mom's lap on the back porch on a warm spring evening. Animal...
| May 27, 2014
| 12:34 PM
The violence at Isla Vista at the start of the holiday weekend grabbed the nation's attention. But so, too, did the shootings at the Washington Navy Yard last year. And in Santa Monica. And at Newtown, Conn., before that.
And on and on.
More than 11,...
| May 29, 2014
| 5:34 AM
San Francisco will offer “Star Wars” creator George Lucas a choice lot across a street from the Bay and near the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge for the home of the director’s planned cultural arts museum, should he choose his...
| May 30, 2014
| 9:13 AM
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has offered "Star Wars" creator George Lucas a prime lot near the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge for the film director's planned cultural arts museum, according to a letter from the mayor obtained by The Tribune.
The 2.3 acre...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 11:14 PM
To hear pitcher C.J. Wilson tell it, the Angels might look back on their most recent trip as the turning point of a season.
The club won only three of 10 games on the trip, which included the Angels being swept in three games by the division-leading...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 1:27 PM
A little-known anti-tobacco group that gets money from a federally funded parent organization flew members to Chicago to present an award Tuesday to Mayor Rahm Emanuel for his efforts to pass tougher regulations of menthol cigarettes.
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
By J. McCarthy ---------------------------------------
Minnesota is only 25-56 its last 81 games vs. a team with a winning record. The Twins are 2-8 in their last 10 road...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 6:03 PM
Office vacancy rates continued to decline in most cities during the fourth quarter of 2013, prompting landlords to ask for higher rents in more than half of the country.
U.S. office buildings absorbed 14.3 million square feet of empty space in the...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 11:48 AM
Los Angeles is among the top 10 U.S. cities with the widest gulf between the rich and poor, a Washington think tank reported Thursday.
The upper 5% of Los Angeles residents earned more than 12 times what the bottom 20% took in, Alan Barube, who studies...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 3:56 PM
When the Black Panthers in Los Angeles fought for change in the 1970s they started with the soil, planting an edible oasis in the heart of South Central. Today at 34th Street in Exposition Park, a garden dubbed Community Services Unlimited still draws...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 5:47 PM
SAN DIEGO -- Twin 63-year-old brothers were sentenced Friday to federal prison for defrauding sports fans by persuading them to pay for tickets, hotel accommodations and airline flights for out-of-town events and then failing to provide "nearly all the...