| Feb 25, 2011
| 5:30 AM
I used to think the ride on the Superman shuttle coaster essentially ended when the car reached the climatic 415-foot-high peak. But now that Six Flags Magic Mountain has flipped the trains around to run backward, the fun is just getting started when...
| Oct 6, 2011
Bert Jansch, a revered, enigmatic Scottish singer-guitarist whose effect on a host of prominent musicians eclipsed his own fame, has died. He was 67.
Jansch died Wednesday at a hospital in London of lung cancer, a disease he first battled in 2009, his...
| Feb 12, 2011
An impressively long line of classic lowriders from throughout Southern California and beyond joined the funeral procession that began at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in East Los Angeles and ended at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier.
On a flatbed...
| Mar 8, 2011
When a crime happens, most folks will act like Clark Kent, not Superman. That's OK; dialing for help and reporting what you're seeing can be heroic too.
"If you see a crime occurring, call 911. Don't intervene," says Jenny Shearer, a spokeswoman with the...
| Mar 28, 2011
| 5:30 AM
At first I thought it was too early to look ahead at the new attractions coming to U.S. theme parks in 2012, but then I realized a number of big rides have already been announced and many more are being teased in elaborate marketing campaigns.
| Mar 19, 2011
| 10:50 PM
IRVINE — Purim may start Sunday, but preschoolers at the Merage Jewish Community Center in Irvine got a head start on festivities Friday.
Spiderman, Tinker Bell, Wonder Woman and other familiar faces made it out for the celebration — in...
| Mar 26, 2011
| 3:27 PM
The phrase "We're not done yet" runs through "Suddenly Seniors The Musical" like a mantra.
Characters say it and sing it. It's written on the posters, on the front of the playbill. It's even scrawled on the backdrop to the set.
It's a fine sentiment...
| Mar 28, 2011
| 6:07 AM
| Apr 14, 2011
| 2:28 PM
President Barack Obama will dine at MK tonight, a campaign fundraiser designed to raise a tidy sum for the re-election effort.
The folks at MK are stoked, of course. So much so that chef/owner Michael Kornick has compiled a "2012 Re-election Campaign"...
| Apr 22, 2011
| 5:31 AM
There's a lot more than pixie dust swirling through the air at the Disneyland resort as construction crews, excavators and towering cranes work on several new theme-park rides set to debut this summer and beyond.
The tandem Anaheim theme parks haven't...
| Apr 15, 2011
| 1:08 PM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Jon Cryer was born in New York City on this date in 1965. This birthday guy has found a home on TV since 2003, portraying Alan Harper on the hit series "Two and a Half Men" with Hollywood bad boy Charlie Sheen. He's recently appeared...