| Feb 7, 2014
| 2:44 PM
I started this week by taking my bicycle ride on the beach trail, and as the crisp winter air touched my face, I looked out over Catalina as a boxer looks at his next opponent.
This weekend is the Mid-Winter Catalina Island Race (formerly known as the...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 6:31 PM
Every year, scores of children across the country are abducted or go missing, but since 2002, a system called Amber Alert has used the country's increasingly connected public to find them.
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, it's helped save 679...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Veteran entertainment attorney Ken Ziffren will be named Los Angeles' next film czar, succeeding Tom Sherak, sources confirmed.
Ziffren, who supported Mayor Eric Garcetti in last year's election, is considered to have the stature in entertainment and...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Kianna Jackson disappeared first.
The 20-year-old called her mother on Oct. 2 and told her she was taking the bus to Santa Ana from her home in Las Vegas for a court date. The next day she stopped answering her phone.
Twenty days later, Monique...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 8:37 PM
I thought I would start the New Year by talking to Harbor Commissioner David Girling. When I first heard his name accepted by the City Council as a harbor commissioner about a year and a half ago, I had my concerns of how a nonboater could relate to our...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 12:37 PM
"These Birds Walk" opens in the darkness just before dawn with a young boy racing into the tide. Shirt and shorts are soon soaked, the sense of freedom absolute.
Omar is only 9, but he's been running for most of his life. He is one of Pakistan's lost...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 9:24 AM
Glencoe police put out an urgent call for help Wednesday night as they continued to search for an 82-year-old man with dementia who had been missing for more than 24 hours in frigid weather.
Police said the man, Harvey Caplin, was last seen by his...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 9:53 PM
Russell Johnson's fateful trip started with a three-hour tour in 1964 and lasted the rest of his life.
A handsome war veteran who grew up in a Philadelphia orphanage, Johnson spent 14 years playing bad guys in TV and movie westerns. Then he...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 1:07 PM
There's a lot more Mickey floating around Florida right now as the last of Disney Cruise Line's four cruise ships began sailing from Florida ports today.
The Disney Wonder began sailing out of PortMiami after relocating from Galveston, Texas. The...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 2:30 PM
FilmLA, the film office serving the Los Angeles region, reported growth in on-location film, TV and web production in 2013, but said that it is still far from its peak.
Moreover, the report, which examined on-location filming over a 20 year period,...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 11:25 AM
Russell Johnson, the actor best known for playing the Professor on the sitcom hit "Gilligan's Island," died Thursday at age 89.
The main joke about the Professor, one of the seven castaways stuck on the tropical island somewhere in the Pacific, was that...