| Jan 5, 2014
After the relatively indolent holidays, professional paddleboarder Michael "Westy" Westenberger jump-starts his training in January, which requires a bit of creativity, given the chunks of ice floating in the lake.
| Jan 18, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Inside a small TV studio in Los Angeles, Ondi Timoner is absorbed again in the making of documentaries. She's on the phone discussing editing options for one project, then planning for the fundraising event of another. Standing nearby is director...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 2:19 PM
PARK CITY, Utah--Sundance movies can premiere to varying degrees of scrutiny. Few films, though, come in drawing the kind of attention of Zach Braff’s “Wish I Was Here."
After all, it’s been exactly 10 years since Braff debuted his...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Pop & Hiss is premiering “Put My Baby to Bed,” a track from the forthcoming album “Let’s Fly a Kite” from L.A. singer-songwriter Eleni Mandell.
The indie folk-pop artist went to London to record the album and says “...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 12:21 PM
Lots of filmmakers want to jump from YouTube clips to regular movies and TV, but how many are doing so on the power of fart jokes?
"Dick Figures," an animated YouTube series featuring crude drawing and equally crude humor, has been made into a 73-...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 2:23 PM
On Monday evening, the summer crowds were thick on the Venice boardwalk.
Up at Dudley Avenue, near the northern end of the bustling oceanfront strip, a crowd gathered for a vigil to honor the victims of Saturday’s car rampage that injured 16...
| Aug 11, 2013
When the woman who helped shine a spotlight on famed bear Meatball first heard the bruin's hometown was trying to raise money for a float in his honor, she worried that the funding could be better spent helping Meatball — also called Glen Bearian...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 1:55 PM
Through Kickstarter and Indiegogo, people are finding projects, new products and films to fund via crowdsourcing. Now, reports KGO-TV in San Francisco, fledgling winemakers can take advantage of crowdsourced funding through NakedWines.com. “Now, the...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Lobster shell disease -- a nasty business that can cause the shell to discolor or rot off completely -- has affected the southern New England lobster industry and reportedly is on the move.
The disease turns the color of the lobster shells from their...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 8:34 AM
On a beautiful day in Santa Barbara last Saturday, wine enthusiasts were able to taste unreleased wines from a collection of Santa Barbara County's top vineyards. The Santa Barbara County Wine Futures Tasting was held at the courtyard in front of Les...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 5:33 PM
French vintners just don’t seem to be able to catch a break.
Mother Nature has been very, very bad this season to winemakers in Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne and Alsace, the country's most prestigious wine-growing regions.
A violent hailstorm...