| Dec 23, 2013
| 3:10 PM
The owner of the Baltimore City Paper said Monday it is in negotiations with a potential buyer, the same day it announced the collective sale of its four other alternative weekly newspapers.
Scott Lynett, CEO of Times-Shamrock Communications, which has...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 6:49 PM
Leon Rudek loved his newspaper job so much that he constructed a sidewalk in front of his house out of front pages.
Pedestrians walking along La Prada Street in Highland Park step back in time as they pass by concrete "editions" of newspapers...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 2:46 PM
1 1/3 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup olive oil, plus extra for work surface and baking pan
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
3 cups matzo cake meal, about
1 cup whole almonds
Beat sugar, salt, oil...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:41 PM
On the heels of pressure from state politicians and a newspaper expose, a special prosecutor in Missouri has been appointed to investigate the alleged 2012 rape of a 14-year-old girl in the small town of Maryville.
Jean Peters Baker, the prosecutor in...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 5:26 AM
Here is a brief timeline of SeaWorld-related incidents:
Sept. 30, 1987: Chris Barlow of Sea World San Diego was rammed in the stomach by a whale during a show. He was hospitalized but survived.
Nov. 21, 1987: John Sillick fractured his vertebrae,...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 6:52 PM
Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos will buy The Washington Post for $250 million in a surprise deal that ends the Graham family's 80-year ownership and hands one of the country's most influential publications to the tech entrepreneur.
Bezos, hailed by...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 7:25 AM
After the coffee. Before trying to cast "The Expendables 3."
The Skinny: I keep forgetting to watch the new FX drama "The Bridge." It's sad that I'm getting so old I now have to put reminders in the BlackBerry to record TV shows and pay the rent....
| Dec 27, 2013
| 4:40 PM
As we finish off 2013, here are a few things I'd like to see in the sports world for the New Year:
•An official announcement from the NFL that Los Angeles will finally have a team again (preferably the Rams, back where they belong).
The end of...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 12:18 PM
For the past week or so, I’ve been receiving emails from MoveOn.org requesting that we refuse to run letters to the editor that deny climate change.
When I first saw this request — in the form of an online petition started by a Burbank...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 9:33 PM
SACRAMENTO — It seems like a long time ago, and it was. Forty years ago today, my first story as a Times staff writer ran in the paper.
It was about Ronald Reagan entering his final year as governor. Although he was a lame duck, I wrote, his...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 2:02 PM
By Ann M. Simmons Dec. 31, 2003. I remember that day as if it were yesterday. I was serving a temporary stint in the Baghdad bureau of the Los Angeles Times. It was New Year’s Eve and a group of foreign journalists and Iraqi staffers decided to ring...