| Dec 16, 2012
Your face says it all: You are starting to panic. Don't. If you're shopping for a traveler, you might just find the answer to your gift-giving conundrum in these pages. Our team of travelers has tested items large and small, pricey and affordable, and...
| Feb 8, 2013
Actor won Tony Award for 'Tea and Sympathy'
John Kerr, 81, a stage, film and TV actor who won a Tony Award for his performance in Elia Kazan's 1953 Broadway production of "Tea and Sympathy" and went on to reprise his role in the 1956 film...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 6:40 AM
COUPEVILLE, Whidbey Island, Wash. - While financial planner Beth Oliver spent a week here in a weaving workshop learning the difference between warp and weft, her husband, former Los Angeles Times photo director Larry Armstrong, spent sunny October days...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 11:08 AM
A pair of otherworldly photos from Superstorm Sandy will be forever etched in my memory of the historic hurricane.
The first photo showed up in much of the mainstream media coverage and became a symbol of the storm: A seemingly intact roller coaster...
| Jan 13, 2013
| 8:29 PM
Among the 1,100 Jews saved from the Nazis by German industrialist Oskar Schindler was an emaciated 13-year-old boy named Leon Leyson, who had to stand on a box to reach the machinery in the Krakow factory where Schindler sheltered him and his family....
| Oct 20, 2012
Slater Martin, 86, the defensive-minded Hall of Fame guard who won four NBA titles with the Minneapolis Lakers and one with the St. Louis Hawks, died Thursday at a skilled nursing facility in Houston after a sudden illness, his family said.
| Oct 3, 2012
We imagine there are folks who watch the presidential debates to carefully consider the candidates' stands on free trade and job creation and health care reform.
We watch them to carefully consider how the candidates use language. If a John McCain-...
| Nov 30, 2012
Speaker built motivational empire
Zig Ziglar, 86, the consummate salesman who built a lucrative motivational empire, died Wednesday of pneumonia at his home in Plano, Texas, a family spokeswoman said.
With an aim at helping people achieve...
| Feb 27, 2013
Maurice L. McAlister overcame a dirt-poor childhood in Texas to achieve prominence in two fields as a young man — first as a builder, then as the head of Downey Savings & Loan, which became a Southern California banking fixture for decades under his...
| Mar 14, 2013
No not that pie. The other Pi.
Are you still wondering what National Pi Day (March 14) is all about? We have answers and recipes! If you're still asking about the Ides of March, not so much on the recipe front.
March 14 is National Pi Day, a day to...
| Apr 13, 2013
| 7:20 PM
George McArthur, who covered the Vietnam War for the Los Angeles Times as Saigon bureau chief after spending two decades as a foreign correspondent for the Associated Press, died Friday. He was 88.
McArthur died at a hospice in Fairfax County, Va., of...