| Jun 5, 2014
| 2:01 PM
Los Angeles Unified announced plans Thursday to provide roughly 4.5-million lunches over the summer break to more than 520,000 students who typically qualify for free or reduced-price meals.
Called the "Food That's In, When School Is Out" program,...
| May 21, 2014
| 5:28 PM
Todd Martens joined the Los Angeles Times in July of 2007. Previously, Martens covered the music business for Billboard, where he was employed for more than five years and wrote the independent-focused column The Indies. In addition to Billboard and the...
| May 7, 2014
| 1:53 PM
After months of negotiation, Los Angeles County transportation officials and a union that represents maintenance workers have both approved a new contract that guarantees a 3% annual raise for the next four years.
Raises for nearly 2,300 Los Angeles...
| May 7, 2014
The late comedian George Carlin used to say, "A house is just a place to keep your stuff." My corollary is, "The bigger the space, the more stuff." ("Return of 'mansionization' has some L.A. homeowners grumbling," May 4)
The issue of mansionization in...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 9:05 PM
Fueled by robust growth in the San Francisco Bay Area, California's population continued its slow, steady ascent last year, adding 1,000 residents each day in 2013 to bring the number of people in the nation's largest state to 38.3 million.
| May 20, 2013
| 8:49 AM
A word of advice. Never use the phrase "just a burger" with Nancy Silverton. I did and was promptly challenged on every aspect of burger-making, starting with where to buy the meat, what grind, size of patty, how to cook it, what to serve with it, what...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 6:42 AM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Three members of a rock band who blocked traffic for nearly two hours on the 101 Freeway in Hollywood two years ago pleaded no contest Monday to felony conspiracy and three misdemeanor charges.
Prosecutors say Christopher Roy...
| Apr 3, 2011
For days on end, 23-year-old Hiraku Sato and a co-worker toiled in their pharmacy in Tagajo City, picking through hundreds of small containers of vitamin drinks, aspirin and other medicines that were flung to the four corners of their shop when ocean...
| Dec 15, 2010
A San Francisco-based market-research firm has released its annual gay and lesbian travel survey, and what caught my eye wasn't the leisure travel rankings, in which New York nudged past San Francisco for the top spot. It was the last category: top...
| Apr 21, 2011
| 1:28 PM
Claire Forlani played Sean Connery's daughter in "The Rock," was Brad Pitt's love interest in "Meet Joe Black" and starred opposite Gary Sinise in "CSI: NY." On the new Starz series "Camelot," the 38-year-old actress reigns supreme as the beautiful and...
| May 10, 2011
| 2:48 PM
On his latest project "Sinbad: It's Just Family," the 54-year-old comedian/actor takes a stab at reality television, letting the WE TV cameras into his home to record life in his household. The stars of the show include wife Meredith Fuller and their...