| Sep 11, 2010
Vacation ends Monday for most Los Angeles Unified elementary school students, but opening day this year might be more stressful for parents and teachers than for children.
That's because hundreds of teachers considered competent last semester have now...
| Mar 19, 2010
A walkway project along the banks of a Ballona Wetlands lagoon may be halted because of a surprisingly robust bloom of an obscure wildflower believed to be close to extinction, Los Angeles public works officials said Thursday.
In the midst of recent...
| Dec 11, 2010
Yellow shoes are the only giveaway. Without them, Steve Martin's just another New Yorker in a somber gray coat, braced against the coming winter, out Christmas shopping for his wife; just another writer with a new book he will see in the window of...
| Aug 1, 2010
Vanessa Bruno likes to say that she makes "easy clothes for difficult girls." But in the Parisian designer's world, "difficult" doesn't mean someone who must coordinate her outfit with an alcohol monitoring anklet but a woman with original taste who wants...
| Apr 16, 2011
Their story is like a "once upon a time," but envision Cinderella in a lace gown that's been painted on by Caravaggio and then run through a paper shredder. There are actually two Cinderellas, Kate (with bangs) and Laura Mulleavy, sisters who don't yet...
| May 21, 2011
In Southern California, there's nothing like a very large piece of real estate to cause discord. And the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station is nothing if not a large piece of real estate.
Ever since the military decided to unload the base in the...
| Nov 14, 2010
Although several designers have tried to forge a modern identity for Nina Ricci over the last decade, the French fashion house is still better known for the iconic fragrance L'Air Du Temps (launched in 1948 in the Lalique bottle with glass doves) than for...
| Mar 20, 2010
Since he was in elementary school more than seven decades ago, Ralph Fertig has been, by history's long calculus, one of the good guys -- a civil rights Freedom Rider, a fighter for the down-and-out and disenfranchised from Washington to Los Angeles,...
| May 31, 2011
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Los Angeles Long Beach East L.A./Pasadena Thousand Oaks MORE: Westside | Orange County | San Fernando Valley | Inland Empire | Ventura | San Diego Your commute: Live L.A. traffic conditions...
| May 31, 2011
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L.A.-based Emily Lacy dips into the worlds of urban folk music and art to create a distinct sonic scene. What the larger public knows about L.A.-based singer and experimental composer Emily Lacy can be captured in a single scene: In......
| May 30, 2011
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An outbreak of a potentially deadly equine herpes virus that has affected 18 horses in California has kept ticket sales for the Memorial Day Classic, a weeklong riding show at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank, at about half......