| Feb 3, 2008
Is Amtrak growing or shrinking?
It's staying about the same -- about 500 destinations in 46 states. In their 2006 annual report, the railroad's leaders counted 24.3 million annual passengers (up 12% from 2002). Amtrak ( 872-7245, www.amtrak.com)...
| Aug 23, 2009
It was a town hall, certainly, but without the sense of chaos, the hint of danger, that we've come to associate with the words "town hall" in recent weeks. No gun-toting patriots, no dark portents of tyranny. No energy, in fact, at least not at the...
| Nov 7, 2009
| 7:30 AM
LOS ANGELES -- United Commercial Bank, which had 13 branches locally in Los Angeles County and three in Orange County, has failed and was seized by government regulators.
The bank's branches will reopen Saturday under the new control of East West Bank....
| Feb 22, 2010
| 9:17 PM
LAGUNA NIGUEL -- An Orange County man dubbed the "Blue Note Bandit" by authorities pleaded not guilty Monday to robbing 14 grocery store bank branches in about 2 months.
If convicted on all counts, 50-year-old David Camp faces 18 years in prison.
| Jun 11, 2009
Robert R. Sprague, a former Los Angeles-based leader of the savings and loan industry and a philanthropist who was a major donor to UC Irvine, has died. He was 92.
Sprague died of cancer June 2 at his home in Corona del Mar, said his daughter, Lois M....
| Jun 17, 2009
Some time next year, a seeing-eye dog may guide visitors -- even those with no vision problems -- through the galleries of the Hammer Museum in Westwood to a pre-selected painting. In San Francisco, young actors in training may be found rounding up an...
| Jul 22, 2009
So what do you do about your own care-giving when there is no one to care for you?
Some people have no relatives. Some, in their 90s, have outlived friends and even children. And some are just alone by choice.
Diana Meinhold is conservator for a...
| Jul 26, 2009
Sometime in the past year, "fashion" became a dirty word, symbolic of all the label-hounding, buy-today-discard-tomorrow excess that got us into this global economic mess. Which is why St. John Knits, perennially pegged as in need of a face-lift, is in...
| Jan 12, 2010
Gayle Anderson was live in Santa Ana for "THE "OTHER" AUTO SHOW" at a company doing business as AERO MOBILITY, a southern California dealer that offers a complete line of mobility products and services for people with special needs, such as minivans,...
| Feb 25, 2010
| 4:14 AM
IRVINE, Calif. -- A man who had his hand severed after being dragged by a Metrolink train two weeks ago was struck again on Tuesday and lived to tell about it, authorities said.
The 57-year-old man claimed he fell from the platform onto the tracks at the...
| Mar 19, 2002
| 7:30 PM
When Bill and Barbara Harsted put their three-bedroom Norwalk house on the market last month, they expected it would go in a snap. After all, the house was well-kept and affordably priced, in a Southern California market where bidding wars on homes...