| Aug 7, 2014
| 12:09 PM
This fall, 11-year-old Shayna Slatkin will start middle school. Before her first class, she and her mother will cover all the usual bases: shopping for new notebooks, pencils and erasers — and visiting a spa for a new look.
Shayna, who lives in...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Kathy Degner was at Legg Lake in the Whittier Narrows Recreation Area on July 29 looking for juvenile American coots. At the lake's edge, she spotted a great blue heron standing motionless. She approached it, and it began preening itself.
"I loved how...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 10:10 PM
In its day, the airy building on Winnetka Avenue was as practical as it was spectacular.
Designed by modernist architect John Lautner, the building has a pie-shaped floor plan that allowed the director of the Crippled Children's Society facility to...
| Aug 8, 2014
Before the Pride Center at Equality Park took over a sprawling, 5.5-acre campus in Wilton Manors, Broward County's first LGBT center began in a humbler, more confining place: the Victoria Park living room of its founder, Alan Schubert.
"It was awfully...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 2:54 PM
Tumble-N-Kids, Inc. recreational gymnastics program is offering its annual Cheer-Nastic Camp starting Monday (Aug. 11) at Edison Community Center (21377 Magnolia St., Huntington Beach).
The camp runs from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily through Aug. 15....
| Jul 30, 2014
| 2:27 PM
After two years as executive director of the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge, Deb Jordan will leave to take a position with the USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation.
Starting Aug. 25, Jordan will become executive director of the hospital's...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 2:15 PM
A charity created by NFL quarterback and Newport News native Michael Vick will host a back-to-school supply drive Saturday at the North Phoebus Community Center from noon to 4 p.m.
"New school supplies help promote confidence in the classroom," Vick...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 5:53 PM
A dozen students crowded around a picnic table at Ralph Foy Park in Burbank Monday afternoon, decorating leather bracelets and bookmarks.
The high school and college students hailed from Incheon, South Korea, Burbank’s sister city since 1961, and...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 8:24 AM
The Cubs are suing two men accused of posing in bear costumes as mascots for the Major League Baseball team and lurking around Wrigley Field, hustling fans for tips and in one case getting into a bar brawl.
In a lawsuit filed in U.S. district court in ...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 6:22 PM
From deep in the basement of the Dime Bank Building on 7th Street in downtown Allentown, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms have apparently found their mascot.
Dave Raymond, the original "best friend" of the Phillie Phanatic, helped officials of the area's new...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 7:39 AM
Five things for today in Orlando and Central Florida.
1. George Diaz wrote about gay-marriage bashing on Monday, today he's writing about Tony Dungy's comments on the NFL's first openly gay player Michael Sam. How do you feel about the former NFL coach'...