| 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...
| 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...
| 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.
| 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...
| 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....
| 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?...
| 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...
| Sep 12, 2009
| 1:13 PM
LOS ANGELES -- A man was critically hurt when he got his foot caught in a cement mixer at a plant in Sun Valley Saturday.
The incident was reported at 10:53 a.m. a 11145 Tuxford St., according to Los Angeles city fire spokesman Shawn Lenske.
| Oct 18, 2009
| 4:42 PM
LOS ANGELES -- A 57 year old woman who barricaded herself in a home in Sun Valley after neighbors reported hearing gunshots has been found dead, police say.
The discovery of the woman's body came hours after she stood with SWAT officers from inside her...
| 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...
| 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...