| Sep 28, 2011
| 2:13 PM
When it comes to style, South Coast Plaza has it down from fine dining to luxury shopping to world-class beauty boutiques, concepts and salons. The shopping destination is now taking style to a new level as it kicks off South Coast Plaza Style, Friday...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 3:00 AM
This summer, the Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists, preached on the U.S. Capitol grounds to promote his 2011 world peace initiative and related quest to reconcile the world's great religions. I've always been fascinated by his very...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 1:02 PM
The fifth World Festival of Sacred Music is coming to Los Angeles, and Glendale is hosting part of the celebration of life-affirming performances.
Held every three years, the World Festival of Sacred Music was born 14 years ago, when founder Judy Mitorna...
| Oct 13, 2011
Is it possible to transform from a self-centered, immature, angry man into a more open, loving, communicative husband? For Mike Love, the author of "Confessions of a Recovering Stupid Male: Creating Loving Relationships That Will Last a Lifetime"...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 8:04 AM
El flautista puertorriqueño Néstor Torres es ampliamente conocido por su virtuosismo como intérprete del jazz latino.
Pero ahora se está abriendo camino en otra faceta, que tiene que ver con la gastronomía.
Torres es ahora "curador musical" en un...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Almost two weeks have transpired since we lost a local teen to suicide. I wish I had written this sooner, but the words couldn’t come. I have struggled, hoping to write healing thoughts for his mother, family, La Cañada High, the senior class and...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 6:01 AM
Step into the office of Albert Miniaci, and you'll discover an entrepreneur with eclectic interests.
Mementos abound: A 1948 Wurlitzer juke-box. Framed writings from Civil War leader Stonewall Jackson and from Revolutionary War General George...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 1:48 PM
By now, many people have seen the orange posters around town that say "No on Z." But what exactly is Measure Z? Measure Z proposes the elimination of a property tax that helps to fund the pensions of public employees.
Unfortunately for the city and...
| Oct 13, 2012
What does it take to get us excited anymore?
I mean, we have a remote-controlled craft roaming the surface of Mars — Mars! — and it's tooling around scooping up soil and looking for evidence of life, and our reaction is: ZZZZZZZZ.
And in the...
| Jun 24, 2012
The Huston Smith Reader
Edited with an introduction by Jeffery Paine
University of California Press: 280 pp., $29.95
A restless curiosity about the sacred dimensions of life drove Huston Smith to seek...
| Jun 24, 2012
What's your ideal spot for meditation and pondering the big questions? An ashram on the Ganges? A monastery in the desert? The sofa in the den? Wherever it is, make sure you have the following Huston Smith titles with you — for support and...