| Jan 8, 2014
| 7:14 PM
At first, Stella Yao was frustrated when she struggled to crack a cement block in two with one hand as she tested for a black belt in tae kwon do, but then the 9-year-old saw her mother whack through the thick slab.
Stella took another stab at the...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 5:21 PM
Admit it. At some point in your life, you've done an impression of Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa wailing, "Adria-a-a-a-a-a-an!"
And now, thanks to Irvine resident Kevin Derek, you'll get to meet the man who directed that iconic moment. While...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 9:34 AM
Oyster fiends, the Hungry Cat now offers half-off oyster Mondays at its Hollywood and Santa Barbara locations, as well as its Santa Monica Canyon outpost. Chef David Lentz selects oysters according to the local market and season for the Monday bargain. In...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 6:30 AM
A dashing red collar -- finally shed, in a moment of chattering triumph -- is the only overt sign of anthropomorphism in "Amazonia," a beguiling narrative creature feature that takes its monkey business rather seriously. Which is not to say there's any...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Abraham "Al" Ackerman, who rose from selling eggs door to door to owning and operating a wholesale egg company, died Sept. 6 from complications of bladder cancer at his Pikesville home. He was 89.
The son of Russian immigrants, Abraham Ackerman was...
| Sep 24, 2013
It’s Week Three of the Survivor League where my arch rival – and Chicago’s #1 White Sox Fan – Soxman and I go up against each other in fantasy football. Last week saw Soxman boasting as he had a great week while I only managed a...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 1:02 PM
“Mortal Kombat Legacy 2,” the sequel to the popular Machinima Web series, launched Thursday with a very different take on […]...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 1:55 PM
A white-cheeked gibbon was born at the Lincoln Park Zoo's Helen C. Brach Primate House, zoo officials said Monday.
The primate was born on Aug. 16 and is the fourth offspring for father, Caruso, and mother, Burma, officials said. Officials have not...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 9:52 PM
UFC 163 takes place Saturday night from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, headlined by a UFC featherweight title bout pitting champion Jose Aldo and challenger "Korean Zombie" Chan Sung Jung. Aldo is the only fighter to have held the UFC featherweight title and has...
| Apr 29, 2013
"Awesome!" squeals Justin Slattery, after the sensei flips him over his shoulder with a solid thud onto the mat.
But the 6-year-old's karate lesson isn't about cool stunts. For several weeks, he has been diligently working on his coordination and focus,...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 10:51 AM
Movies exist to give us an escape from reality.
For tae kwon do champion Tyler Kennedy-Woolridge, they introduced him to a career path.
"It all started when I was watching Bruce Lee movies with my mom," the 15-year-old Evanston Township High School...