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  • Galveston, Texas, still struggling to recover, rebuild after hurricane

    Galveston, Texas, still struggling to recover, rebuild after hurricane
    GALVESTON, Texas — This month's traditional Mardi Gras parades have begun, even though the revelers are marching past facades of buildings with nothing inside them. Entire neighborhoods once largely inhabited by poor and working-class African-...
  • About This Series

    Times staff writer Thomas Curwen met Ana Rodarte in December 2005 at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla. Over the next 3 1/2 years, he conducted extensive interviews with her and her parents, and he and Ana engaged in an e-mail correspondence about...
  • 4-Year-Old Pulled Out Of Burning Apartment

    4-Year-Old Pulled Out Of Burning Apartment
    Sacramento Metro firefighters pulled little Jeremy Thomas out of his bedroom this morning around 11am. It happened at the El Camino Patio apartments in Sacramento County. Crews had to bust out the boy's window and pull him out of a smoke filled room....
  • Masons offer up slice of Americana

    Masons offer up slice of Americana
    You just don't get a juicier slice of Americana than hearing roaring engines compete with classic rock 'n' roll through a haze of grilling burger smoke. Burbankers, along with surrounding area residents, were recently treated to just such a heaping...
  • Reaching for the stethoscope

    It's not often teenagers expound on the merits of genetically modified foods, but at a recent chat at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, there they were, debating with vigor. "These [genetically modified organisms] are actually capable of...
  • Found on EBay – 1907 Shriners Convention

     
    The 1907 Shriners convention in Los Angeles inspired all sorts of commemorative trinkets. Most of the items were pins, badges, glassware and ceramics, which frequently turn up on EBay. Here’s something I’ve never seen before, a spoon that was...
  • Shrine Auditorium Burns to the Ground

     
    “Ain’t It a Grand and Glorious Feeling?” by Clare Briggs. An undated postcard of the old Shrine Auditorium. Another postcard of the original Shrine Auditorium. Jan. 12, 1920: "Shrine Auditorium, for more than 12 years an architectural and historical...
  • 'American Idol': Chicago auditions

     
    Tonight's guest judge on American Idol is Shania Twain -- in an hour of auditions from Chicago.Only an hour! That's the best news I've heard all day!Katelyn Epperly is the first contestant of the day. She will either be awesome......
  • Med student’s goal: bike 4,020 miles, raise $40,200 for Shriners

     
    Lauren Leffler has a month off between four years of medical school and a residency. She's spending it riding her bicycle more than 130 miles a day -- and trying to raise $40,000 for charity....
  • WebClawer: Alpaca goes surfing; would-be Totos try out for 'Wizard of Oz' musical; PETA wants mothers to breastfeed to help cows; can animals commit suicide?

     
    -- Bizarre new trend: Surfing with animals. Okay, we will accept that some dogs seem to actually enjoy the sport -- but what of other species that are seemingly less suited to surfing? Like, say, an alpaca? Peruvian surfer Domingo......
  • Shag rags: New men's line mines the artist's oeuvre

     
    Shag, the Orange County artist known for his colorful paintings of midcentury Modern lifestyle – cocktail lounges, tiki bars and sleek, glass-walled homes filled with Shriners, lounge lizards and hep cats cavorting with winsome wahines, and dangerous...