| Oct 13, 2011
| 6:52 AM
OAKLAND, Calif. (KTLA) -- Two Amtrak passenger trains collided at a railway station in Oakland Wednesday, leaving 18 people injured.
Amtrak's San Joaquin train, carrying 8 passengers, was traveling at slow speeds when it struck a stationary Coast...
| May 8, 2011
Do you get your buzz from a big mug of java or a shot of espresso? Maybe a soy hazelnut latte with honey or an icy frappé dripping with whipped cream and cinnamon? Or just a cuppa joe? How about your tea — black, white, green, yellow, red bush,...
| Jan 21, 2011
| 4:57 PM
Brr! Think Chicago is cold? This list of weather-driven stories will make this chilly city seem downright balmy. (Still, best to read these warmly indoors.)
"Nine Below Zero" (2000)
By Kevin Canty
Vintage, 384 pages, $18
With his signature knack for...
| May 13, 2011
| 12:26 PM
It’s no secret California lawmakers are making tough decisions to balance the state’s budget, and now their cuts could impact your vacation plans.
California State Parks announced Friday a plan to close up to 70 of their 278 parks around...
| May 28, 2011
| 4:59 PM
SACRAMENTO (KTLA) -- Sixteen of the parks scheduled for closure under Governor Jerry Brown's latest budget may be allowed to stay open thanks to federal funding.
State parks officials announced plans to close 70 parks earlier this month due to the budget...
| May 17, 2011
| 8:22 AM
SAN DIEGO -- News that Palomar Mountain State Park is on a list of 70 locations around California slated for closure because of budget cuts has local businesses preparing for the worst.
The park could be shut down in July 2012, according to state parks...
| Nov 25, 2010
Celebrities are cashing in on their fame by designing clothes, concocting fragrances, writing books and creating fine art. For those shopping for the celebrity obsessed, it has never been easier.
Anderson's Bookshop in Downers Grove and Naperville...
| Mar 13, 2012
Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil to Korean parents, author Samuel Park, who now resides in the United States, enjoys dual citizenship. "I left Brazil at age 14 (for Los Angeles), so my Portuguese is pretty fluent, even though I don't have any Portuguese-speaking...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 12:45 PM
I agree that state-of-the-art schools are something to aim for, but your letter writer left out the most important part of the ideal classroom: The person who sits behind the desk in the front of the room ("Baltimore needs state-of-the-art schools to...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 8:38 AM
Fog, thick as steam, swirls around the preparation area, as people and dogs scurry about, attending to myriad pre-race chores. It's minus 30 Fahrenheit this morning, but dry, and all the spectators are dressed in layers, some with only their eyes...
| Feb 12, 2012
1 Melanin, the pigment that gives color to skin (and eyes) is produced in cells called melanocytes. Every person has about the same number of these cells, regardless of race, but those with darker skin have larger cells that produce more pigment....