| 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....
| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Sam Berns is an ultra-likable, high-achieving Massachusetts teen who waxes philosophical in "Life According to Sam" — and builds his own Lego universe. A bright kid with an old soul, he's one of about 250 children worldwide who were born with...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 12:15 PM
Back when the Houston Chronicle endorsed GOP candidate Ted Cruz to represent Texas in the U.S. Senate, it largely expressed admiration for his Democratic opponent, whom it seems not to have supported mainly on the grounds that he didn’t have a lot...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 11:56 AM
The event was just a practice-round Lego robotics competition for elementary and middle school students, held at Roosevelt Middle School as a way to introduce new teams to how such competitions work.
Nonetheless it was a model of how schools can...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 10:50 PM
A Lego man has done it. A Hello Kitty toy has done it. And now a company called World View wants actual human beings to do it too.
What's "it"? Taking a helium balloon to near space, of course!
In as little as four years you may be able to ride...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 7:04 PM
Parents poking around for things to do with their kids are a diverse lot. So smores and mimosas and Legos and mooncakes and soccer and golf and Tinker Bell and Olivia Newton-John in leather … It’s all good.
The funky and...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 1:56 PM
Cameron Lew is truly one of the cool kids of the social media age.
The 17-year-old Huntington Beach High School junior has been shooting and editing videos for his YouTube channel since eighth grade. However, Cameron's filming career started as early as...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 1:02 PM
The Legoland Hotel opened in Carlsbad over the weekend -- the first Legoland Hotel in North America -- and though a pirate-themed room with skull and crossbones over the bed may not be your definition of "weekend escape," the 3,400 plastic-brick creations...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 3:15 PM
Once a month, at Third Coast Comics in the Edgewater neighborhood, the store closes for the evening and the knitting comes out. Followed by the drinks. Drink & Draw & Knitting Night is the second Thursday of each month, as it has been since Terry Gant...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 6:54 PM
College junior Steve Moirano has no children of his own, but he played the proud parent Saturday as a pair of foals debuted to a crowd of onlookers at the University of Maryland campus farm.
"What was it like?" Brandon Hurn, a sophomore chemical...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 7:23 AM
There's an eclectic mix of entertainment options this week at Orlando's theme parks and attractions.
+ The traveling exhibit "Adventures With Clifford the Big Red Dog" opens Saturday at Orlando Science Center. The displays teach Clifford's Big Ideas,...