| Apr 6, 2010
John H. Lauten, a lawyer who helped plan the invasion of Normandy as an Army captain during World War II and later became the first non-engineer to oversee the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, has died. He was 96.
Lauten died of...
| Oct 11, 2008
BEFORE scattering wildflower seeds, consider height, color, bloom time and benefit to the species that pollenate the plants you are sowing. The following recommendations include picks from Carol Bornstein, Davis Fross and Bart O'Brien, authors of...
| Jan 17, 2009
Horticulturist Lili Singer leads a class on California flora. Learn about planting techniques, irrigation, pruning, maintenance and where to see and buy native plants. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. $35 to $45. Later in the afternoon, James...
| Jan 23, 2008
Declining enrollment has prompted the Los Angeles Unified School District to scale back its $20-billion school construction and remodeling program sought to relieve overcrowding and end involuntary busing.
The building program, which is paid for by...
| Jul 29, 2008
The deadly 2003 Cedar fire was raging through San Diego County. Rep. Duncan Hunter, whose home in Alpine would burn to the ground, couldn't understand why military aircraft hadn't been called in to fight the blaze. He decided to do something about it....
| Sep 14, 2008
The essence of Lourdes
I have been to Lourdes, France, twice -- once as a pilgrim in 2001 and last year as a tourist. Susan Spano wrote such a fine article, which caught the essence of Lourdes ["Slice of Heaven," Sept. 7] that I felt as though I were...
| Jan 17, 2010
The line forms even before the doors open at FixNation in Sun Valley. The trappers come, five days a week, back seats and trunks loaded with feral cats. Inside is a highly organized production line: On an average day, about 80 cats will be neutered,...
| Jun 13, 2009
LOS ANGELES -- Now that the shift to digital broadcasting is complete, old television sets to be junked must be disposed of at approved collection points around Los Angeles, officials said.
The cathode ray tube in a 17-inch television typically...
| Sep 11, 2008
Real volcanos may take millennia to form, but in Las Vegas they can take just 20 years to look dated.
That's what The Mirage hotel-casino concluded before it mounted a $25 million facelift of its iconic erupting volcano on the Las Vegas Strip.
| Aug 4, 2009
LOS ANGELES -- A man is recovering from a gunshot wound he suffered during a scuffle with bounty hunters in Sun Valley, police said.
Three armed bounty hunters went to the 8200 block of Marmay Place, near Burton Street, about 9:25 p.m. Monday to catch...
| Dec 27, 2007
Awards ballots are in the mail to Oscar, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild voters this week, but bigger questions remain in this baffling year.
Will anyone even be able to watch the Globe and Oscar results on television because of the writers strike?...