| Jul 31, 2010
There are many lists of freshman dorm necessities floating around on the Internet, but one list making the rounds among parents on L.A.'s Westside is especially thorough. It's an Excel spreadsheet that usually lands in in-boxes with a disclaimer from...
| Aug 4, 2010
| 11:16 PM
IRVINE — If Aaron Peirsol was upset, he sure kept a great poker face Wednesday night at Irvine High.
Peirsol might not have felt upset, but David Plummer of Minnesota definitely pulled one off.
The 6-foot-4 Peirsol doesn't usually get out-...
| Aug 4, 2010
| 11:19 PM
IRVINE — Just the other day, Dave Salo said he and Aaron Peirsol talked about Irvine, where Salo coached and Peirsol learned to swim.
Salo is the general manager of the Irvine Novaquatics, Peirsol's club team as a kid. The two go way back and they...
| Aug 5, 2010
| 1:56 PM
Melanie Vanlandingham couldn't help but notice the neon green bikes around Minneapolis when she visited the Twin Cities last week.
The landscape architect hadn't brought her bike from her home in Dallas, so she hopped on one of about 500 rental bikes...
| Aug 7, 2010
| 10:03 AM
My name is Griffin Fillipitch. I'm 18, recently graduated high school and will be attending the University of Minnesota in one month. This is my fourth Lollapalooza.
In a way, every festival (and especially this one) is a chore, or if you're feeling more...
| Aug 9, 2010
| 9:33 AM
My name is Griffin Fillipitch. I'm 18, recently graduated high school and will be attending University of Minnesota in the fall. This is my fourth Lollapalooza.
Sunday is when every part of Lolla verges on becoming too much of a good thing. Ambition of...
| Aug 10, 2010
| 8:04 PM
As you were picking up the Aug. 4 edition of the Daily Pilot to read with your morning coffee, I was on a Delta Air Lines flight to Minneapolis via a connection in Salt Lake City. It was one of my three trips in 2010 to visit my older brother, LeRoy,...
| Aug 13, 2010
Three years ago, Amy Leyden took her 10-year-old son, Luke, on a vacation to Oregon. Her back hasn't been the same since.
In a furious game of touch football, Leyden made a spectacular catch but landed flat on her back. That night, she slept on a friend'...
| Feb 19, 2010
I've seen some wild contraptions in my day, but the University of Minnesota might have the cutest. It has a "Bod Pod," a giant egg in which you sit to get your body fat measured.
The $50,000 machine, one of only three in the state, uses something...
| Feb 9, 2010
Sugar-sweetened sodas - with their high-glycemic load eliciting natural suspicion - have been linked with varying degrees of success to an increased risk of pancreatic cancer. So scientists have been trying to clarify the precise nature and size of that...
| Mar 12, 2010
Most everyone plays mindlessly with their hair from time to time. But for some people it becomes such an uncontrollable compulsion that they end up with bald patches or eyebrows plucked bare.
If it's any comfort, animals too suffer from "grooming...