| Dec 25, 2011
He may have an uncanny knack for knowing who's naughty or nice, mad package delivery skills and a fan base approaching Lady Gaga's, but, sartorially speaking, Santa Claus is in a bit of a rut.
It wasn't always this way. Over the years the man also...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 3:52 PM
In response to the letter from Mary Martin (“Montrose Christmas tree is shameful,” Dec. 12), I also don’t especially like this tree, but not knowing where it came from, who chose this tree or how much it cost, I am happy to put up with...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 4:21 PM
Constructed from PVC piping and anchored in place by steel rebar and wire tethers, the Oak Circle Drive Christmas wishing tunnel might be a curiosity to outsiders.
It doesn’t have the storied history of Christmas Tree Lane in Altadena or the glitz...
| Dec 24, 2011
| 7:56 PM
Maybe there is a TV Santa Claus. CBS Sports televised the Baltimore Ravens against the Cleveland Browns on Christmas Eve, and the network didn’t force local viewers to endure Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf in the booth.
Happy holidays to you, too,...
| Dec 24, 2011
| 6:35 PM
Kosher Claus wants to wish all of his readers a very Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah.
My father wanted us to feel comfortable in a primarily Christian country and we were the luckiest kids in the neighborhood. We received presents for eight nights...
| Dec 26, 2011
| 1:34 PM
Santa Claus had left the building, but the Stratemeyer family of Dundalk was picking up where he left off Monday morning, planning a day of many stops to return or exchange bags of items that weren't quite right. This visit to Towson Town Center was...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 7:25 PM
The woman known to many area residents as "Mrs. Santa Claus" has died.
Jean Mallow Boyd, a longtime Corona del Mar resident, was 87.
For years during the holidays, she flew in an AirBorne Law Enforcement helicopter to Newport-Mesa Unified elementary...
| Jul 9, 2011
Edna Aliewine, a small woman who left a large imprint on South Los Angeles as founder of the Watts/Willowbrook Christmas Parade and co-creator of the Watts walk of fame, died at her home Tuesday. She was 90 and had lymphoma, her family said.
| Jul 17, 2011
You knew they were tasty. But did you know crabs were art?
At least they are in the hands of a few area painters. They take those hard, pointy, colorful outer shells, the ones that usually get rolled up in a newspaper and thrown away when the crab...
| Jul 21, 2011
"X-tink-shun" exhibit at the Philadelphia Zoo
Featuring puppets by the Jim Henson Company, "X-tink-shun" has characters of endangered or extinct species stationed throughout the zoo, educating visitors about the plight of their particular...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 9:50 PM
I am too tired to go crazy about this. And there really are so many hugely more important things going on the world practically every day.
I cannot let the addition of HLN host Nancy Grace to the lineup of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" pass...