| Jun 12, 2013
| 11:00 AM
For kids, summer means three months off from reading, writing and arithmetic. But during that break, growing minds can lose educational skills acquired during the school year, according to the National Summer Learning Association.
| Jun 17, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Three men were arrested after allegedly stealing thousands of dollars worth of Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh! trading cards from the Toys R Us in Burbank, police said.
The men – David Lundari, 20, Vincenzo Francese, 21, and Seth Marion, 52 –...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 11:32 AM
John Mayer made a lot of noise about moving beyond his tabloid-victim past with last year's revealing, stripped-down "Born and Raised."
But if the singer-songwriter learned any lessons about the dangers of kissing and telling, you wouldn't know it...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 3:59 PM
"Mine," the very arresting and intensely personal new play by Laura Marks at the Gift Theatre, begins with a young woman having a baby at home and takes place entirely during the next few weeks of that newborn's life. If you look back at that title for...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 8:49 PM
When Newport Beach children's store Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat closed in March, about $200 worth of gift certificates still in the hands of elementary school students seemed suddenly worthless.
For years, the beloved local toy store had sponsored the...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 12:24 PM
The sound of thundering basketballs echoes throughout the Glendale YMCA's large gym every Saturday morning. Some 150 youngsters, ages 5 to 13, are members of the Junior Lakers League, a sports program that the YMCA is looking to expand.
The YMCA hosted...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Jan 08 (TheWrap.com) - Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" has already been the subject of criticism for its bloody violence and frequent use of the N-word, but now action figures from the film are causing the next wave of outrage.
| Jan 9, 2013
| 4:23 PM
After a successful pilot program, McDonald's has pledged to distribute 15 million books in England over the next two years. In its Happy Meals. Instead of toys.
As a book blog, of course, we're all for this kind of thing. Give books away! Equate them...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 7:10 AM
My name is Nancy, and I'm 19. My boyfriend's name is Carl, we have been together for almost a year—our anniversary is actually February 14!—and we have great sex frequently! I want to do something sexy for us on our anniversary. I plan on...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 4:35 PM
On behalf of the officers and members of the Havre de Grace Ambulance Corps, I would like to thank everyone who contributed to our fifth annual Toys for Tots campaign this season.
Our goal this was to fill, from front to back, all three of our...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 2:27 PM
The Atlantic permits someone named Jen Doll to write on language and usage, and Ms. Doll has Views on singular they.
Those views are not favorable. Examples of singular they "make me cringe." Further, "The singular they is ear-hurting, eye-burning,...