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  • A holiday gift guide for that special traveler in your life

    A holiday gift guide for that special traveler in your life
    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...
  • PASSINGS: John Kerr, Garrett Lewis

    John Kerr 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...
  • Education vacation in Washington: Enjoy Whidbey Island and learn how to weave

    Education vacation in Washington: Enjoy Whidbey Island and learn how to weave
    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...
  • Superstorm Sandy: Tallying the damage at amusement piers

    Superstorm Sandy: Tallying the damage at amusement piers
    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...
  • Leon Leyson dies at 83; youngest survivor on Schindler's List

    Leon Leyson dies at 83; youngest survivor on Schindler's List
    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....
  • PASSINGS: Slater Martin

    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. Martin was...
  • Wading through the '-crats' this election cycle

    Wading through the '-crats' this election cycle
    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-...
  • PASSINGS: Zig Ziglar, Don Rhymer, David Courtney

    Zig Ziglar 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...
  • Maurice L. McAlister dies at 87; co-founder of Downey Savings & Loan

    Maurice L. McAlister dies at 87; co-founder of Downey Savings & Loan
    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...
  • A national pie day? Really.

    A national pie day? Really.
    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...
  • George McArthur dies at 88; L.A. Times Saigon bureau chief during Vietnam War

    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...