| Aug 20, 2014
| 11:01 AM
A super-sized childhood bath toy is dominating the harbor in San Pedro today as it continues its world tour.
A six-story-tall floating "Rubber Duck" is making its West Coast debut at the Port of Los Angeles, where it will lead more than a dozen...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 4:49 PM
At a groundbreaking ceremony in May, neighborhood activists and local government officials celebrated Ponte Vista, a development of 676 homes in San Pedro.
A white-robed Roman Catholic priest thanked God for the "gift of Ponte Vista," a welcome addition...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 10:17 AM
Turns out the giant rubber duck docked at Los Angeles harbor is no match for foul weather.
The six-story tall bathtub toy that’s been stationed at the Port of Los Angeles since last week was scheduled to pay a visit to Wilmington on Thursday and...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 3:41 PM
Are you and your family wondering what nautical adventure to embark on this almost-last-of-the-summer weekend? Head to San Pedro for the Tall Ships Festival at the Port of Los Angeles.
I was at the port to watch the world's largest rubber...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 1:16 PM
The public has spoken: The duck has extended its stay in L.A. until Sept. 6.
The six-story-tall bathtub toy has proved so popular — thousands were drawn to the waterfront to see it -- that it will stay longer. It spent part of last week at Los...
| Mar 11, 2013
There was plenty to grouse about in the first round of the Los Angeles mayor's race. Instead of real discussion of the city's issues, the candidates offered evasive cliches. A deluge of debates reduced almost every serious policy position to a sound bite....
| Apr 29, 2013
It's fun for mayoral candidates to imagine eliminating potholes or building new trains to link the Valley to the Westside. It's not hard to support a spiffed-up LAX (really, what's hard to believe is that it's taken this long) or legions of new police...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 5:00 PM
We sit in the bar at the Palomar Hotel in Westwood. He keeps reaching for my hand. His fingers are smaller than mine. His touch doesn't exactly revile me, but it doesn't arouse me, either.
I don't want to hurt his feelings. I tell him that I wish to...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 12:14 PM
Title: Editorial Cartoonist
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
College: Los Angeles Harbor College
Personal: Married for over two decades to my college sweetheart, Janien. We have two sons. Spencer, who is finishing his senior year at Auburn University, is...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 3:08 PM
Time to catch up on some harbor news this week.
It's been recently announced that Harbormaster Lt. Tom Slayton will be retiring this month. While talking to him on the phone, I found myself stumbling to pronounce his full name, and he said, "You can...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 5:53 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Thursday that the top executive at the Port of Los Angeles will leave at the end of the year, the first department head to announce a departure during Garcetti's review of high-level managers.
Geraldine Knatz, who...