| May 30, 2013
| 6:54 PM
Just days after Crescenta Valley High Principal Michele Doll announced her promotion to an administrative position at Glendale Unified, parents at the high-performing school responded with a litany of concerns, including lack of communication, poor...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 1:16 PM
Theatre Downtown revisits a world of tangled relationships in the 1950s Deep South when it opens "Tiger Tail" on Friday, June 7.
The drama was written by the great Tennessee Williams. Though "Tiger Tail" is not as well-known as the playwright's "Cat...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 2:31 PM
A favorite won the second Breeders' Cup race in a row as Groupie Doll was a repeat winner of the $1-million Filly and Mare Sprint on Saturday at Santa Anita.
The 5-year-old mare took the lead on the far turn, extended it to two lengths entering the...
| Jul 3, 2013
Now begins the annual flurry of press releases that I'll be getting in advance of the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC). With each news item, I'll be feeling twinges of regret for not being able to attend this year. (Cue the sad trombone.) I'll be...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 1:59 PM
If Barbie looked like an average 19-year-old girl, she’d have shorter legs, a thicker waist and a rear end to make pop star Demi Lovato proud.
When Lovato saw photos this week comparing a more realistic doll, a model created by independent...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 2:01 PM
Rather than have his buddies over to his Los Angeles home Thursday for a Fourth of July barbecue, Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik was playing host in a mostly bare dressing room backstage at Ravinia Festival, where his band was set to perform its...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 11:55 AM
In 1976, when I was in the fourth grade and had discovered the joys of reading books, my mother shared with me her own childhood literary passion. One afternoon, in a sun-dappled room in our old Victorian home, she told me that when she was my age, she...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 4:50 PM
Many a mechanically minded child growing up in the 20th century honed his or her construction skills with a toy Erector set — a collection of small metal beams, nuts and bolts, gears, wheels and other parts that could be assembled in countless ways....
| Aug 13, 2013
| 12:56 PM
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To the kids, I would explain that while new toys are great, since they live with me, I buy them things that are also great and needed: food, home, clothes, medicine, etc. To the ex, I would discuss...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 6:02 PM
City officials this month announced plans to remove a growing collection of used riding toys from the playground at Lincoln Park in Burbank, frustrating parents who say the toys are a draw for them and their children.
Over the years, the playground...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 1:12 PM
Thank you for alerting readers to the city's plan to remove the toys from Lincoln Park (“City plans to remove riding toys,” Aug. 14).
Throughout Burbank, playgrounds include structures with openings and edges anywhere from 4 to 8 feet off...