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  • L.A.'s oldest eating group hams it up

    It's 7:45 a.m., and 40 or 50 people are lustily chanting, "F-V-N-E-M? S-V-F-M! F-V-N-E-X? S-V-F-X!" over the remains of breakfast. This club has recited its mysterious "cryptogram" every Wednesday morning since 1925. The final line makes the secret...
  • 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-...
  • Towson prepares for crowds along Phelps parade route

    Towson prepares for crowds along Phelps parade route
    It's beginning to sound like a military operation, complete with maps, complex logistics, moving machinery and marchers in uniform. With plans for the Oct. 4 parade to honor Michael Phelps and other Maryland Olympians rapidly taking shape, what became...
  • Primary colors

    THIS JUST IN: With Iowa caucus results still ringing in the chilly air and a nation's wary eyes turning to the New Hampshire primaries, here's a political traveler's sketch of the landscape there -- with a late-breaking update. Though this story first ran...
  • 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...
  • Bye Bye Birdie auditions in Mount Dora

     
    Cleaning house on auditions today! Here's the info on auditions being held this weekend at the Icehouse Theatre in Mount Dora: The IceHouse Theatre kicks off the 2010-2011 Season with AUDITIONS for The 1960’s Rock and Roll Hit Musical Comedy BYE BYE...