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  • 10 things you might not know about bridges

    As Minneapolis recovers from the Interstate Highway 35W bridge disaster, we mourn the victims yet recognize the technological advances that have made such disasters so rare. Some facts that span modern history: 1. A remarkable photo of Korean refugees on...
  • Kate Walsh lists Los Feliz home at $4,295,000

    Kate Walsh lists Los Feliz home at $4,295,000
    She may only play a doctor on television, but actress Kate Walsh apparently knows good bones when she sees them. The Spanish-style gated estate in Los Feliz that she has listed at $4,295,000 retains its original 1929 details, such as an intricately tiled...
  • It's A Gray Area: Proactive approach to gangs needed

    Do you want to have a disturbing experience? Then read the book "This Is for the Mara Salvatrucha: Inside the MS-13, America's Most Violent Gang" by Samuel Logan (Hyperion, 2009). The word "mara" is Spanish for "gang," and the word Salvatrucha in El...
  • 10 things you might not know about Rahm Emanuel

    10 things you might not know about Rahm Emanuel
    White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel said last week that he aspires to become Chicago mayor after Richard M. Daley retires. Some thought Emanuel was being presumptuous by claiming dibs as the successor to Daley, who has signaled no plans to retire....
  • Movie Review: Black Dynamite

    A righteous brother in pimp-daddy suits karate chops and .357-Magnum pops "The Man" in his many guises in Black Dynamite. The deliriously spot-on send-up of 1970s "blaxploitation" thrillers of the Shaft-Super Fly school plays tonight and Saturday at the...
  • Tips for visiting western Sicily

    Here are some tips gathered from my trip last fall to western Sicily: * Pack cottons and sunglasses. Summer lasts six months a year and is hot and uncomfortable. * Expect almost everything to be closed from 1 to 5 p.m., when Sicilians take cover from...
  • Budget-friendly destinations for the holidays

    Budget-friendly destinations for the holidays
    Tired of the same holiday traditions? Is the neighbor's decoration aesthetic too Barnum & Bailey? Had it with the drunken Dec. 31 frat scene on the Las Vegas Strip? We took a gander across the West and came away with some dollar-wise travel that packs...
  • Book review: 'The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of His Friend Marilyn Monroe' by Andrew O'Hagan

    Book review: 'The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of His Friend Marilyn Monroe' by Andrew O'Hagan
    There ought to be a category in each bookstore for charm — the books with a little bit of Old World ease and humor that make you smile. The leaders in this genre would be P.G. Wodehouse (especially the Jeeves books), E.F. Benson ("Mapp and Lucia")...
  • Dining with the mob

     
    Urban legend had it when I first moved to Baltimore that Little Italy was so safe because the Mafia wouldn't let any petty criminals hurt the restaurant business there. I figured this was a rumor started by the restaurants......
  • EA looks to Madden NFL Superstars to move the ball forward in crowded field of Facebook games

     
    EA levels up its social gaming strategy with titles based on the company's console franchises, including Madden, FIFA and, in the coming months, Monopoly....
  • Sheriff Baca says pot dispensaries are a crime target. 'More reason to legalize' marijuana, readers respond

     
    In the wake of a triple murder in West Hollywood stemming from a large drug deal gone bad over a large quantity of medical marijuana, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca stated this week that the industry has been taken......