| Jun 15, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Los Angeles film czar Ken Ziffren opted for a pithy speech when he climbed onstage to receive the Tom Mankiewicz Leadership Award Saturday night at the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association's 44th Annual Beastly Ball.
The veteran entertainment industry...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 1:11 PM
The California Supreme Court has agreed to review a petition filed by environmental and Native American groups opposed to a recent state appellate court opinion in the decades-long dispute over plans to build a community of 60,000 residents about 35 miles...
| May 8, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Ready to meet one of the world's youngest celebrities?
No, we're not talking about Prince George, though this cute nearly 2-year-old and the heir to the British throne do have some things in common. Like the prince, Xiao Liwu (sshyaoww lee woo),...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 12:13 PM
Thanks to the Internet, television documentaries and increased school-curriculum emphasis on the natural world and humanity's place in it, kids these days know a lot about animals — and they can learn a lot more in summer camp programs at Central...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Bad news, bears:
Game over. See you later, alligator.
You have much in common with that species. Neither of you plays nice with humans sometimes. Or is it the other way around?
I'm not blaming you guys for the trouble you've caused...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 8:27 PM
Mark Shand — brother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall — was a modern version of the eccentric, slightly bumbling British adventurer. And he came by it honestly.
He once walked and canoed across Indonesia for 12 days to get to a place where he...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Like ghosts from another time, the real geisha seem to float silently along the streets at twilight, making their way to tea houses and restaurants where they will entertain elite, powerful men.
Trained to be exquisite hostesses, they are accomplished...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 5:12 PM
UF diving coach Donnie Craine died Thursday morning during a boating accident off the coast of Bokeelia, located in the Gulf of Mexico on Pine Island, just west of Fort Myers.
Craine was 61 and spent the past 25 years coaching the Gators.
| May 1, 2014
| 6:03 AM
It's not a made-for-TV science fiction movie. Two Canadian towns could be facing exploding whales soon.
The carcasses of three blue whales washed up on the shores of the island of Newfoundland this month, CTV reports. Now, the residents of the area are...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 5:43 AM
A state lawmaker who represents the Seminole County neighborhoods that have seen two bear attacks in five months is pushing a plan to mandate residents use bear-proof garbage cans.
Rep. Mike Clelland wants all residents in subdivisions with frequent...
| May 20, 2014
| 3:02 PM
Brookfield Zoo, Lincoln Park Zoo and the Shedd Aquarium announced Tuesday they are joining a fight to protect African elephants through the newly launched 96 Elephants Campaign. The campaign aims to help the endangered animals in their homeland, educate...