| Jun 13, 2013
| 4:13 PM
I have talked a lot about our Costa Mesa libraries and their history and tried to get more people involved in the quest for larger facilities that allow for expanded services for our residents. So now, I am trying another tack. As you read this,...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 1:02 PM
Perhaps it was only a matter of time before NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover got its own official Lego avatar. The Mars Science Laboratory robot was picked by thousands of fans to be designed in toy brick form, and it joins a pantheon of other Red Planet...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Spider webs combine a strength and elasticity unmatched by anything we humans can make. They don't trigger much of an immune response in us and are "insoluble in water, two facts that the classical Greeks exploited when they used cobwebs to patch bleeding...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 10:28 AM
Mount Cavora, a "floating" icon for the upcoming Legoland Florida expansion, has been moved into position, the theme park announced Thursday.
The centerpiece, weighing in at 7,500 pounds, will hover above the Quest for Chi ride in the new World of Chima...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 1:25 PM
In an article headlined "Why arts and humanities matter" (Los Angeles Times, June 20) James Cuno, chief executive and president of the J. Paul Getty Trust in Los Angeles, states that without citizens who can read, write and analyze, society falters and...
| Oct 3, 2013
My husband is very handy around the house. It's one of the many reasons I married him besides his Dermot-Mulroney good looks.
A woman can't lose if she marries a man who can fix things.
If a toilet breaks, he knows how to fix it. He can hang drywall,...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 4:40 PM
I type this as my young sons negotiate over who gets Boba Fett for the big battle this evening. At stake is the survival of their respective rebel and imperial bases, which they have been building for months, under threat of mutual annihilation during a...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:43 AM
Eight students were given the task of placing small plastic rings on rubber spikes and turning a quarter from heads to tails — without using their hands.
The sixth-grade robotics team from the Pegasus School, a private elementary school in...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 7:41 AM
My son said to me last night, with a very serious look on his face, "Mom, I need to talk to you about something important."
I wondered what it could be. Lately, all the talk has been about his birthday, which is coming up, so I figured it had...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 9:27 PM
Most of the 20 raffle tickets that once stuffed the envelope were gone. Janet Diel scanned the tables for one last basket to try to win — there were dozens filled with toys, games, gift cards, food and wine.
She settled on one and threw her...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 1:02 PM
Why are cellphone towers so utterly ugly? That wasn’t the most important issue that came up during a Times editorial board meeting this week with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, but it’s surely a question that most of us have pondered....