| Jun 19, 2014
| 8:32 AM
Last Wednesday was National Splurge Day. And while I've spent most of my life doing anything but splurging, sometimes even a die-hard budgetista gets the urge to indulge in a bit of frivolous spending now and then — especially when it comes to...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 10:37 AM
Do you dream about playing on a "real" soccer team? Or playing a match in a world-class fútbol stadium? It's possible on a soccer tour. Some trips are for individuals, others for teams or groups. Many can be customized to suit whatever soccer experience...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 11:02 PM
At 50, Bob Ctvrtlik, a Newport Beach resident, passes on advice, not volleyballs anymore.
Ctvrtlik, one of the most decorated U.S. volleyball players, was the guest speaker at the 53rd annual Athletic Awards banquet at the Radisson Hotel in Newport Beach...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 7:57 PM
Derek Woodward can remember how local sports fans reacted to the 1994 World Cup, the first and only time the quadrennial soccer event was held in the United States.
Despite games being played as nearby as Washington's RFK Stadium, few casual fans knew...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 8:34 PM
Rare is the violin recital that appeals as much to music lovers as to history buffs, but such is the case with a concert Sunday at the historic J.J. Henry House near Nazareth. Behind the concert is a fascinating tale in which a famous violin and one of...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 6:52 PM
Leonardo da Vinci, who painted his famous "The Last Supper" in Milan, also helped with the hydraulic engineering of the city's canals, most of which have since disappeared. He's the ideal representative of this city: a mix of art and practicality. Milan...
| May 9, 2014
| 9:01 AM
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, sentenced to perform community service after a tax fraud conviction, began working with Alzheimer's patients Friday.
Flanked by security guards, Berlusconi smiled and waved at dozens of waiting...
| May 11, 2014
| 9:55 AM
Does the future of fashion run through the studio back lot?
Fox Consumer Products, the licensing and merchandising arm of Twentieth Century Fox, thinks it might. The folks who made it possible to purchase "The Simpsons" skateboards, "Avatar" pinball...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Bar business wasn't so hot at REDCAT on Saturday night a half-hour before the show. The crowd had already lined up waiting for the doors to the theater to open. Word had gotten out that early birds would get ringside seats for "Rocco." The dance by Emio...
| May 2, 2014
| 5:35 PM
When Lyric Opera of Baltimore presents a new production of Verdi's first hit, "Nabucco," this week, there will be a guaranteed encore: The Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves.
"It's so good, you have to hear it again," says James Harp, the company's artistic...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 8:30 AM
ROME - Silvio Berlusconi has been ordered by a Milan court to spend a year doing community service instead of serving a one-year prison sentence following his conviction last year for tax fraud in a case pertaining to Hollywood movie deals done by his...