| Jan 4, 2014
| 3:20 PM
News editor, educator and lifelong Burbank resident Stan Lynch passed away of natural causes on Jan. 3. He was 69.
Lynch was born on Nov. 23, 1944, in Burbank and lived in the city all his life.
He graduated from John Burroughs High School in 1963...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 7:00 AM
If you listen closely to her, she still speaks like a poet — just not the poet she was before.
She sounds more like, say, Gertrude Stein, a free-associating poet who juggles and feints, making verbs serve as nouns and treating syntax like a...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 11:32 PM
Jeff Perkins took over as UC Irvine track and field and cross country coach on Jan. 1.
Perkins, who joined the UCI staff in 2007, served the past four years as associate head coach for Vince O'Boyle, who retired Dec. 31 after 32 seasons with the 'Eaters....
| Jan 11, 2014
| 8:17 PM
When Alma Renteria attended Lynwood High School, one of her best friends was a gifted soccer player and math student. "I thought he'd be an engineer," she said.
But her friend was taking too few classes to fulfill requirements and barely graduated. Then...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Our entire relationship history can be summed up within a 10-mile radius.
It starts in 1976. Paul and I were born at Kaiser Permanente on Sunset Boulevard, two weeks apart. He jokes that he winked at me as I was wheeled by. For a brief time, his...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 9:37 PM
Like gears engineered with precision, synchronous by design, Marco Franco and Tarek Morad operate cohesively within conversational distance of one another on the soccer pitch.
Both senior center defenders for Big West Conference Tournament champion UC...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 12:00 PM
A woman watering her lawn can be slightly sexy, but a silver butane tank can change a man's life.
John Divola, a photographer in chase of the sublime, discerned this as a graduate student in a ponytail, peddling his bicycle and taking pictures of...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 4:48 PM
The NCAA and its member institutions often refer to "student-athletes," but the front side of the term isn't often highlighted in a sports section. We asked officials from the Southland's Division I universities to point us toward their best and brightest...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Venezuela's state-supported music education marvel, El Sistema, offering free instruction to nearly 600,000 young people in all corners of the country, is not without controversy.
With an increasingly restive Venezuelan public protesting human rights...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 12:24 PM
The 3-year-old Valley Performing Arts Center at Cal State Northridge — a growing local hub for live music, dance, drama and other cultural events — has named Thor Steingraber as its new executive director.
Steingraber, 47, was vice president...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 8:20 AM
The threats came quickly.
Alix Lambert had only just released a trailer about "Mentor" when she began getting unwanted attention by way of tweets, emails and YouTube messages.
The director, nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for the HBO...