| Nov 12, 2008
LOS ANGELES -- There's no question about it, traffic's bad in Southern California. But it wasn't much better back in the day before traffic signals, freeways, and stop signs were installed.
Steve Hymon, the transportation reporter for the Los Angeles...
| Feb 11, 2008
Robert Skotheim was at first amused when he was invited to become president of Occidental College, even for just 18 months. "I thought it was the most ridiculous thing I ever heard of," he recalled.
After all, the former professor of American history had...
| Mar 5, 2008
Dear SOS: Whenever I get out to L.A., I have to stop at Auntie Em's Kitchen in Eagle Rock for a cupcake fix -- specifically, for a coconut cupcake with coconut cream cheese frosting. It's a miracle of a baked good. Do you think you could get the recipe...
| May 20, 2009
Atwater Village, Sunday: 3250 Glendale Blvd., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Burbank, Saturday: Orange Grove Avenue and 3rd Street, behind City Hall, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Calabasas, Saturday: Calabasas (Old Town): 23504 Calabasas Road at...
| May 27, 2009
2008 Domaine de l'Hortus Coteaux du Languedoc Rosé is available at Wine Country in Signal Hill, (562) 597-8303, www.thewinecountry.com; Flask Fine Wines in Studio City, (818) 761-5373; and the Wine House in West Los Angeles, (310) 479-3731, www.winehouse....
| Nov 26, 2008
Where to buy artisan cheeses
The following shops have a good selection of domestic and imported cheeses.
Andrew's Cheese Shop, 728 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, (310) 393-3308, www.andrewscheese.com
Auntie Em's, 4616 Eagle Rock Blvd., Los Angeles,...
| Jan 10, 2009
These days, digging some holes and planting a little lettuce or a few beets is a political act. Just ask Julie Stern, who shares a backyard organic garden with her neighbor in Topanga Canyon. Stern worked at the polls on election day. "There's a feeling...
| Jan 30, 2009
The little clinic rests along a graceful curve of Eagle Rock Boulevard also occupied by a karate studio, a barber and a smattering of modest houses, one with a basketball hoop. The building, marked only by a metal placard that says "Cornerstone," is...
| Aug 27, 2008
Who is more prepared for "Survivor" glory, an Olympic champion or a video game champion?
That's one of the mysteries that will be answered this season on "Survivor: Gabon -- Earth's Last Eden."
CBS announced the cast for the 17th "Survivor"...
| Aug 29, 2008
| 2:38 PM
A 15-year-old boy injured in a fiery car crash in Eagle Rock today became the fourth person to die from the accident that police suspect occurred as three cars raced down a busy stretch of Colorado Boulevard.
Andrew Cordova, 15, died about 9:50 a.m. at...
| Sep 8, 2008
Cesar Augusto Castro Gonzalez found his calling when he went looking for a buddy to play some soccer during recess.
Castro was attending middle school in the Mexican coastal city of Veracruz and was told he could find his friend, Omar, at a workshop...