| Feb 25, 2015
| 12:30 PM
Amazing. Just ... amazing.
Here we are, six years later, six years of mom jeans and golf dates and taking the girls for ice cream. And yet, some of us are still hung up on the perceived "otherness," the "not like us"-ness, of Barack Obama.
The latest is...
| Mar 31, 2015
| 3:00 AM
At 700 feet above Los Angeles, Zoey Tur realized she'd never flown a chopper in heels. "One thing I quickly discovered as a female pilot," she said. "Ditch the heels!"
The airborne reporter and pilot bent down, pulled off her pumps and threw them in the...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 5:44 PM
Gary Miyatake knew that getting Cesar Chavez to pose for a formal portrait would be tricky.
But the photographer was sure he’d find a way, just as his grandfather, who introduced him to his craft, had found his way decades ago.
| Mar 12, 2015
| 9:38 PM
Charles Woodson is the only player to win the Thorpe Award as college football's top defensive back and the Heisman Trophy as the sport's most outstanding player.
USC's Adoree' Jackson intends to become the second player to achieve the feat.
| Feb 10, 2015
| 10:51 PM
The wild police pursuit Monday was definitely one for the record books. As Southern California residents watched on TV and the Internet, a driver hit at least four other vehicles, seized a woman's car and was eventually shot by police on a Montebello...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 8:54 AM
Just in case I didn't already rile enough people with my column today about what I believe is a misguided reaction to easing NCAA sanctions on Penn State, I thought I would use today's blog to offer the perspective of the world's oldest and largest...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 10:28 AM
This column was orginially published on July 24, 2005.
Two steps into the swanky Ritz-Carlton hotel in this Pacific Ocean postcard of a town off the western edge of Los Angeles, Ernie Banks asked the hostess he'd just met about her husband. She blushed....
| Jan 25, 2015
| 4:32 AM
With a familiar glint in his eye and trademark grin on his face, Ernie Banks once revealed a recurring dream of him standing on a stage in Stockholm accepting the Nobel Peace Prize.
A friend to presidents who once discussed poverty with Nelson Mandela...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 8:01 AM
Cathleen O'Connell, the PBS documentarian, cut right to the core with her first question about the Leopold and Loeb case from 1924: "Why among all brutal murders was this one called 'crime of the century'?"
O'Connell had a point when you consider 20th...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 5:49 PM
Now this is a good what-might-have-been story.
Al Michaels, preparing to call his ninth Super Bowl on Sunday, was in line to become the voice of the White Sox in 1971. In fact, if the Sox had hired him, there's a good chance Harry Caray never would have...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 7:30 AM
The late Junior Seau, who starred at linebacker for USC before becoming a 12-time Pro Bowl player in the NFL, was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Seau is part of a 2015 class that includes Jerome Bettis, Charles Haley, Tim Brown, Will Shields,...