| Feb 13, 2014
| 1:18 PM
The scary snow forecast was not enough to deter a decent-sized crowd from trekking to Strathmore Wednesday night for a concert by the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra led by its longtime music director Yuri Temirkanov. I, for one, would have risked...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 5:22 PM
In the past two decades, La Cañada resident Reg Green has gotten really comfortable with the word “yes.”
He’s become a spokesman for organ donation after the 1994 death of his 7-year-old son, Nicholas, during a family vacation in...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Grainy photographs of what appears to be a lithograph by Otto Dix show a bourgeois matron rendered as a ghoulish skull adorned in an outlandish feathered hat, her sunken eyes glowering from beneath a lacy brim and her fur collar a blazing red inferno....
| Sep 20, 2013
| 2:48 PM
Selena Gomez has canceled a series of her concerts in Eastern Europe after reportedly being denied a visa by Russia.
The pop star/actress had to cancel concerts in Belarus set for Friday and additional stops in Ukraine and the entire Russian leg of...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 7:39 PM
WASHINGTON — The Edward Snowden case may have been the last straw, but the White House decision to cancel a Moscow summit next month came after President Obama decided the meeting was unlikely to resolve any of the issues increasing tension...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Sara Fritz, an award-winning journalist who covered politics on Capitol Hill for more than three decades, including 14 years at the Los Angeles Times, died Wednesday in Washington, D.C. She was 68.
Fritz developed a lung infection after successful hip...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Valery Gergiev is the major conductor today for whom the most superlatives apply.
He is commonly hailed as Russia's greatest living conductor. As the general and artistic director of the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg — which includes Russia'...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 6:03 AM
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- There's been a lot of passionate talk and chatter here among G-20 leaders, but it seems to have been mostly about the conflict in Syria and whether they were willing to back President Obama's call for a military strike on the...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 1:26 PM
MOSCOW -- A court in St. Petersburg ruled Monday that three Greenpeace activists arrested in the Arctic could be released on bail, but denied a similar request by an additional member of the environmental group.
Those ordered released on $66,000 bail...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 12:57 PM
WASHINGTON -- A state visit to the U.S. by the president of Brazil was put on hold Tuesday in the latest diplomatic fallout from leaks by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden about U.S. spying tactics. Documents leaked by Snowden...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 7:34 AM
With the Ravens storming to a confidence-building win and the Orioles stumbling to another listless loss on Sunday afternoon, it sure feels like summer has turned into fall in these parts.
But amid the Orioles' myriad issues, it's hard to not laud Matt...