| Nov 12, 2013
| 5:28 PM
The oldest fossil of a previously unknown ancient leopard species, found in Tibet, is shaking the pantherine evolutionary tree, suggesting that big cats arose in Asia, not Africa, according to a new study.
During a 2010 expedition to Tibet,...
| 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?)...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Fad diets and the latest trendy fitness classes can be pricey, but healthy eating doesn't have to cost big bucks. These strategies for healthy living are low-cost and sustainable:
1. Plan to cook at home.
Instead of ordering takeout meals, which tend to...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 11:00 AM
This Studio City walking area is popular with hikers, joggers, runners, dog owners and families. Go early to get a space in the parking lot and to heighten that get-away feeling.
Begin at Wilacre Park, off Fryman Road, one block west of Laurel Canyon...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Anyone who has tried to travel while minding a serious diet probably has had to compromise. After being offered only risotto or pasta at several restaurants in Italy, a vegetarian friend ordered "steak and baked potato, but hold the steak" in self-...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 12:01 PM
North Suburban Synagogue Beth El hosts its fifth annual Mitzvah Day on Sunday, giving congregants "opportunities to be Jewish with their hands."
Congregants as well as community members are invited to participate in one of eight projects, ranging from...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 5:17 AM
The Winterfest Boat Parade may be the social event of the season, with restaurants and hotels, caterers and party hosts in a frenzy over last-minute logistics, light stringing and chardonnay buying, as well as the attendant celebrity of the newly named...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 10:13 AM
The line for wristbands likely will begin to form at dawn Saturday, and there is talk among fans of camping overnight in the parking lot to assure a prime spot. Already there are Internet negotiations from around the country to barter with those lucky...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 7:04 PM
Parents poking around for things to do with their kids are a diverse lot. So smores and mimosas and Legos and mooncakes and soccer and golf and Tinker Bell and Olivia Newton-John in leather … It’s all good.
The funky and...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 3:39 PM
A troubled Central California slaughterhouse that supplies beef to the National School Lunch Program was closed by federal inspectors Monday for failing to meet cleanliness standards.
Operations at Central Valley Meat Co. in Hanford, Calif., about 30...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 2:43 PM
Scientists who looked at hundreds of samples found that organic whole milk offered more of the fatty acids good for the heart than conventional milk.
“We were quite surprised to see the magnitude of difference in milk from organic farms,”...