| Aug 2, 2012
"From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler" by E.L. Konigsburg
Every child fantasizes about running away from home to teach his or her parents a lesson. One summer, 12-year-old Claudia showed me exactly how it could be done, in comfort and...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 1:27 PM
La Cañada Flintridge is putting together a bicycle transportation plan as it does a complete update of the city’s General Plan for the first time since 1995.
The City Council will host a meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday looking at the circulation...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 9:24 AM
It's rare that I remember a magazine cover a decade and a half later, but one that has stuck in my mind — and not in a good way — is the issue of Time from the week after the Columbine High School massacre.
Anyone from the class of 1998,...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 8:31 AM
After the coffee. Before wishing I didn't have to wait until next year to see 'The Great Gatsby.'
The Skinny: Warner Bros. announced Monday that it was bumping the release of its "The Great Gatsby" adaptation from Christmas to summer 2013, and I'm...
| Aug 8, 2012
Too bad the sandman exists only in fable. A quick sprinkle of his magic dust would make bedtime so much easier for parents, especially when stay-up-late summer gives way to the go-to-bed-early school year.
"Summer sleep patterns are understandably...
| Aug 8, 2012
Robert Hughes, a sometimes lacerating reviewer who may have commanded a larger audience than any other art critic in history, reaching the masses through 31 years as chief art critic for Time magazine and in a series of multi-part television documentaries...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 3:28 AM
Happy Wednesday! Here we go with episode three:
Chefs enter the kitchen still reeling over the wedding mayhem of last week. Quickfire presents a giant ice bar laced with every seafood imaginable. The catch of the day (har har) -- the chefs cannot use...
| Aug 12, 2012
| 2:19 PM
UPDATE: See end of post for update on another journalist saying Zakaria "borrowed heavily" from him.
Following the lead of Time magazine, CNN Friday suspended Sunday morning show host and international affairs analyst Fareed Zakaria for plagiarism....
| Aug 14, 2012
| 8:07 AM
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6701 W. 107th St., Worth
Fun for all ages with batting cages and an 18-hole miniature golf course. Open seasonally.
537 W. 195th St....
| Aug 16, 2012
| 3:46 PM
When I see the latest Linda McMahon ad, the one that reveals her as a thoughtful listener who "feels like your next door neighbor," I'm reminded of a few prominent male Republicans who have told me that women close to them will never vote for her.
| Aug 17, 2012
| 2:12 PM
Whatever its literary merits, “Fifty Shades of Grey” can take credit for a few things. The phenomenal best-seller has brought kinky erotica out from under the covers and into the mainstream. It has provided comedians and parodists with ripe...