| Mar 18, 2011
| 5:02 PM
At the Fights
American Writers on Boxing
Edited by George Kimball & John Schulian
Library of America: 517 pp., $35
Part freak show, part sitcom, part mortal combat — ah, yes, behold the world of professional prizefighting, the face-break...
| 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...
| Dec 26, 2011
100 Years Ago
A Look back at 1911
• Baseball was getting very popular, but airplanes were still thought of as just for racing and sport.
• Popular books in early 1900s were "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," by Frank Baum, "Up From Slavery,"...
| 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....
| Oct 13, 2011
| 5:39 AM
Eighteen people suffered minor injuries on Wednesday in a slow-speed crash between two Amtrak passenger trains at a railway station in Northern California, authorities said.
The locomotive of Amtrak's San Joaquin train, with eight passengers aboard,...
| 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 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...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 9:09 AM
We never seem to lose our appetite for stories about the end of the world. And novelist Peter Heller has written a good one. The Dog Stars reads a little like Cormac McCarthy’s The Road mixed with Mad Max, Contagion, Jack London and issues of...