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  • Datebook: Events, exhibits, classes for the week ahead

     
    We've listed select home and garden events below. Suggest your own via reader comments. Submissions must be fewer than 75 words and must be for one-time events with legitimate value to other readers. No store promotions and no frivolous links,......
  • Four lessons from Japan

     
    If you've missed the Opinion pages this week, here's a roundup of four Op-Eds offering lessons from Japan's devastating tsunami and earthquake. Basically, we need to rethink nuclear energy; prepare for the big one; prepare for a tsunami; or move......
  • 'American Idol' results: And 12 become 11

     
    American Idol results: Karen Rodriguez goes home, and the top 12 become the top 11...
  • This weekend at Descanso Gardens: Come for the cherry blossoms, stay for the bento box

     
    For all the urban sprawl that sometimes makes Los Angeles seem like a concrete jungle, Descanso Gardens breaks the mold with its picturesque landscape of woodlands, gardens and botanical collections. The official arrival of spring, heralded with a...
  • Iron bottle opener from northern Japan

     
    From northern Japan, the craft of cast iron dates to the middle of the 17th century, when a master arrived from Kyoto to make iron pots for the tea ceremony. I have one and use it every day. Here's something......
  • Twitter turns 5, celebrates with celebrities in YouTube video

     
    Five years ago Jack Dorsey sent the first tweet. Now Twitter, which is reportedly worth billions of dollars and owes its considerable mainstream appeal to the celebrities who champion the service, has released a promotional video to celebrate its...
  • Villaraigosa leads rally opposing GOP-proposed cuts to social service and housing programs

     
    Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa led a rain-drenched downtown rally Wednesday opposing Republican-proposed federal budget cuts that he says would slash jobs, social services and other needs. Addressing several hundred activists, Villaraigosa blamed a “...
  • Avoid the 'I'm in Love!' weight gain

    Avoid the 'I'm in Love!' weight gain
    When two people meet and fall in love, they often change their eating and exercise habits, and not always for the better. One study presented recently at the annual meeting of the Obesity Society found that young women who were dating gained an average...
  • Ricky Martin honored at Kylie Minogue-hosted gala

    Ricky Martin honored at Kylie Minogue-hosted gala
    Ricky Martin chose amfAR's New York City gala as one of his first public appearances since announcing he's gay back in March. Singer Kylie Minogue hosted the AIDS research organization's black tie/black leather event that celebrated men's fashion. The...
  • Chelsea Clinton marries Marc Mezvinsky in celeb-studded ceremony

    If a high-profile couple weds in a lavish private ceremony, but they don't want you to know a thing about it, are they still technically married? As a matter of fact, they are. Chelsea Clinton and longtime boyfriend Marc Mezvinsky managed to go through...
  • Florida legislators face tough choices in a budget-crunching year

    Florida's lawmakers will gather at the budget-battered capital this year to confront a financial mess – but even so, they vow not to raise taxes. Federal stimulus money runs out midway through the fiscal year, blowing a billion-dollar hole in the...