| Mar 14, 2014
| 12:00 PM
At just 21, a kid from the San Fernando Valley named Jim Berk began work as a music teacher at Carson High School. Within a couple of years, the teacher, not much older than some of his students, had turned a woebegone marching band into one of the best...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 1:26 PM
The director and some cast members of "Sharknado 2: The Second One" appeared on stage in a Pasadena hotel on Tuesday to preview the upcoming airborne shark sequel and touched on a very serious topic: climate change.
Whoever could have predicted that Ian...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 1:42 PM
Among fans of West Hollywood Thai restaurant Night + Market, anticipation for the opening of its sister iteration in Silver Lake has been virtually palpable. Drive down Sunset Boulevard toward Micheltorena and past Night + Market Song's pink facade and...
| May 21, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Dawn doesn't break the morning after an election in Arkansas, but just kind of eases up over the horizon, as if afraid to shine a light on the results. It doesn't come like some hoot owl that can be heard a way off. And by the whole neighborhood. That's...
| May 22, 2014
| 6:56 PM
| May 27, 2014
| 2:50 PM
A Yale report says American feel more personally threatened by "global warming" than by "climate change."
And no wonder.
"Global warming" makes Americans think of melting glaciers, coastal flooding, a hole in the ozone layer and worldwide catastrophe,...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Unless you are a direct descendant of Rip Van Winkle, you know that my hometown of Detroit is mired in the largest-ever municipal bankruptcy. As a crack financial journalist, I monitor the situation intensely, in case the city suddenly remembers it left a...
| May 8, 2014
| 7:24 PM
It isn't often that one hears the word "stellar" used to describe a federal form.
Nevertheless, that's the term Annetta Cheek, a leading advocate of clarity in how government communicates with citizens, uses to praise the form that took the Grand...
| May 8, 2014
It is unfortunate that the issue of climate change has become politicized ("Think the climate change fight is tough? What about the 17th century fight over math?," May 3). As I see it, much of the problem is that most people have had little to no...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 1:44 PM
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg should retire from the Supreme Court after the completion of the current term in June. She turned 81 on Saturday and by all accounts she is healthy and physically and mentally able to continue. But only by resigning this summer...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 5:31 PM
Prince Harry and girlfriend Cressida Bonas prominently displayed their relationshop by appearing together at various high-profile events over the last week. Naturally, they've provided ample fodder for the royal rumor mill.
Last week, Prince William's...