| Sep 28, 2013
| 9:14 AM
One of the most touching anecdotes in Linda Ronstadt's new memoir, "Simple Dreams," comes in the moment she told her parents she was skipping out on college to pursue a career in music.
"My parents were upset and tried to talk me out of it," she...
| Sep 29, 2013
I had two New Year's resolutions in 2011: to read Leo Tolstoy's “Anna Karenina” and Marcel Proust's “In Search of Lost Time.” “Anna” was completed by Jan. 25 — just when our lives turned into a 24-hour TV marathon...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 9:59 AM
A $16.5-million project to repair a tunnel linking the northbound 5 and 2 freeways, which was charred by a fuel-tanker fire in July, will start Tuesday and adhere to an "ambitious and aggressive" construction schedule, officials announced.
| Nov 5, 2013
| 9:25 AM
A career helping people with breathing problems offers respiratory therapists rewarding work, good pay and a chance to use their own decision-making skills. Earning an associate’s degree in respiratory care, you can find work at hospitals, clinics,...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Any Brian Wilson historian knows that the Beach Boys leader based his group's sound partly on the Four Freshmen, the close-harmony group that formed in the 1940s and has continued ever since.
However, Bob Ferreira, the Freshmen's bass singer, doesn't...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 12:47 PM
If you can imagine surfing culture maybe 50 years ago, that's what skimboarding is like today: young, eclectic and positive.
It's a fun, rambunctious family with distant cousins in Japan, Chile, Australia, Portugal, Philippines, Spain and Mexico....
| Jul 5, 2013
| 10:31 AM
Each of us has a core community of bacterial strains that lives in our lower digestive tract — a personal set of microbes that remains relatively stable in the gut over the course of decades, scientists said Thursday.
In an examination of the...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 3:17 PM
The Baltimore County state's attorney's office will determine whether to pursue charges against a Lansdowne man in the death of a 16-month-old girl who was left in a hot truck for four hours Friday.
The medical examiner's office ruled that Sybriya...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 8:25 AM
On a warm spring night in 1992, the Rock Bottom Remainders took the stage at the Cowboy Boogie in Anaheim, Calif. With more than a dozen best-seling authors, including Dave Barry, Amy Tan, Barbara Kingsolver and Stephen King, the band rocked out,...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 5:04 PM
It began as series of small shuddering earthquakes beneath Alaska's Mt. Redoubt that gradually coalesced into a high-frequency "scream," according to seismologists.
While scientists could only guess as to what triggered the vibrations, there was no...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The dual-sport market continues to be a growth sector for the motorcycle industry. The CRF250L is Honda's latest attempt to create market dominance in this sector as it has in others.
The company has fielded a very able bike. The CRF250L -- Honda's...