| Dec 14, 2012
| 4:25 PM
An extended preview of the highly anticipated “Star Trek” sequel began playing today in 288 theaters across the U.S., five ......
| Mar 18, 2013
| 6:11 AM
Remember last week on "The Amazing Race," when John had a few extended moments of crazy and got eliminated? That’s still funny. But now it is time for the teams to leave Bali and head to Vietnam. "Word on the street," tweets Phil, "is that Hotel...
| Mar 23, 2013
They call him Dr. Steelhammer, because not only could he punch you into a parallel universe, he also has a doctorate in sports sciences. Of his 62 boxing bouts, Olympic and world heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko has lost only three. For...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 11:14 AM
Hundreds of Kansas students turned out on Saturday to match wits on the chessboard. The students taking part in the Kansas Scholastic State Tournament came in from 139 schools from all over the state.
The tournament was held at The Independent School in...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 10:27 AM
Thanks in part to the daughter of Russian immigrants, bar theme nights and the rise of nerd culture, chess is shedding its image as a game for old men in the park or geeky social outcasts.
"I think already with this generation, we'...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 3:56 PM
Shortly after the proclamation of the new pope, a reporter for U.S. television told his audience that the Catholics of Latin America "have waited 20 centuries for a pope to come from this region."
There were, of course, no Catholics in Latin...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 6:44 PM
Teams leave the last paradise on earth, Bali, to Hanoi, Vietnam. Dave and Connor decide to quit the race and inform the other top 3 teams, the newlyweds and the Asians. Pam and Winnie decide to keep this fact a secret to the other teams so they won’...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 10:41 AM
I was privileged to attend the private screening of a captivating new documentary. Catherine Jayasuriya is a very sharp local mom on a major mission. She is the driving force behind "Dusty's Trail," which is vying for a spot in the Newport Beach Film...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 7:43 PM
Several years ago, my daughter, who is now 7, drew a picture of the gym where she was taking gymnastics. My main impression of this gym was that it smelled of dirty socks and that it was a hectic place. But how did my preschooler see it? Her drawing...
| Mar 4, 2013
There's something special about a parent's one-on-one time alone with a child. Conversation takes on a different dimension without other people around to hear. Now that my kids have grown up — my youngest child recently turned 21 and is about to...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 8:08 PM
Mark Saylor, a former Los Angeles Times editor who oversaw a Pulitzer Prize-winning series of articles on corruption in the entertainment industry, died Friday of cancer at his Pasadena home, his wife said. He was 58.
Saylor, who was also a nationally...