| 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...
| Sep 1, 2010
The Cinecon Classic Film Festival is not for movie softies. It's for hard-core film buffs and historians who don't want to see the usual vintage fare that pops up on Turner Classic Movies or at revival theaters. So if you're looking to see "Casablanca,"...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 4:05 AM
There are rewards to writers for each genre of writing, be it history, poetry, biography, investigative reporters or columnists. The immediate response for weekly articles, while sometimes harsh, can be most gratifying. A recent column about the life of...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 1:05 AM
George Santayana famously wrote, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
Santayana's point in this much misunderstood phrase, according to historian Ted McAllister, is that without memory each generation is forced to learn...
| Dec 1, 2011
Judy Lewis, a psychotherapist and former actress who wrote a book about her complicated heritage as the illegitimate daughter of Hollywood legends Loretta Young and Clark Gable, has died. She was 76.
A longtime resident of Los Angeles, Lewis died of...
| 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...