| Apr 19, 2014
| 6:52 PM
Steelhead trout once packed the natural pools of Southern California's spawning rivers — that is, until the waterways were transformed into concrete drainage canals in the 1930s to protect the burgeoning flatlands from flooding.
The last steelhead...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 6:29 PM
The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association's Beastly Ball will honor L.A.'s new film czar, Ken Ziffren, with this year's Tom Mankiewicz Leadership Award.
Ziffren, an entertainment attorney, will receive the award June 14 at the 44th annual Beastly Ball at...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Get out those glow sticks and confetti guns, because “Dancing With the Stars” went full-on rager for its Party Anthems Night. And the glitterverse was even more sparkly and festive than usual in Week 6, with the remaining eight stars moving...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 2:15 PM
HOUSTON -- Big-game hunters in Texas stirred controversy over the weekend by auctioning off a rare African permit to hunt the endangered black rhino in the name of conservation.
Dallas Safari Club officials have said they faced threats leading up to ...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor, producer and writer Kevin Smith was born in Red Bank, N.J., today in 1970. This birthday guy has starred in such films as "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back," "Mallrats" and "Clerks." He's also lent his voice talents to the animated...
| Oct 19, 2013
With Halloween around the corner, it's fitting that this week's destination has a bit of the devil in its history.
Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park (floridastateparks.org/devilsmillhopper), just a few miles northwest of Gainesville, is a 120-...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 1:30 AM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Chaske Spencer was born in Tahlequah, Okla., on this date in 1975. This birthday guy is best known for his portrayal of Sam Uley in the films of the "Twilight" franchise. His other film work includes "Winter in the Blood," "Shouting...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Free is good.
Free is really good for traveling families when it's something you want — say free kids admission to SeaWorld, as opposed to something you won't likely use like kids-eat-free from the kids' menu. (Don't you hate those promotions?)...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 7:03 AM
The show: "War Horse" at Hartford's Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
What makes it special: The arrival of the Tony Award-winning production using puppetry arts.
First impressions: In answer to the question: "Does the tour of the acclaimed show...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Thirty years ago, I fell in love with the picturesque village of Rothenburg, in Germany's Franconian heartland. At that time, the town still fed a few farm animals within its medieval walls. Today its barns are hotels, its livestock are tourists and...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 9:49 AM
Who knew Bill Gates was such a nifty Reddit user?
The billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder took to Reddit recently to partake in the online community's Secret Santa Exchange. Gates was matched up with Reddit user NY1227, otherwise known...