| Jan 20, 2010
In the 1987 family photo, Maggie Baumann's red shirt is tucked tightly over a flat stomach. She smiles next to her husband and their 1-year-old sitting in a high chair.
She's six months pregnant and starving herself, she writes on the popular blog,...
| Jan 10, 2010
Frank Ramirez, known to generations of customers as Mr. Panchito in honor of the Mexican restaurant he owned for more than 35 years in San Gabriel, has died. He was 88.
Ramirez died Dec. 18 at a San Gabriel hospital a week after having a heart attack,...
| Oct 31, 2009
When they're at work, landscape designers Annemarie and Matthew Hall are the experts, dispensing advice on how to save water, choose appropriate plants and maximize every square inch. But when they're at home in Laguna Niguel, the Halls are pretty much...
| Jun 13, 2007
The charcuterie on the wooden board in the center of the table is arranged as precisely as a Cezanne still-life. Fine slices of pink prosciutto are dropped like handkerchiefs. It's the excellent artisanal prosciutto Americano made from acorn-eating pigs...
| Jul 18, 2008
Eric Guirado's beguiling "The Grocer's Son" is deceptively simple. Antoine (Nicolas Cazalé), a 30-year-old Paris waiter, suddenly finds himself back home in the village in Provence he fled a decade earlier. His gruff, demeaning father (Daniel Duval) has...
| Dec 11, 2008
He is one of those well-paid technocrats who makes sure things run smoothly, someone few people have heard of but so many depend on. Then something happens, and that cloak of invisibility disappears.
For David R. Solow, that moment occurred Sept. 12,...
| Sep 22, 2008
After a slightly longer hug than usual, Nathalie Anyakpor's father left her in a dorm room at UCLA this weekend, with the teenager admitting to feeling "totally weirded out" at being on her own for the first time in her young life.
Then the pre-med...
| Sep 1, 2007
As the Metrolink train pulled into the Santa Ana station, Martha Hernandez grabbed her purse, carry-all and coffee and boarded the train to Union Station.
At 6:22 a.m. the train will take less than an hour to reach Los Angeles, where she will take a...
| Jun 3, 2008
Brea: City Council meeting. 7 p.m. 1 Civic Center Circle. (714) 990-7600 or www.ci.brea.ca.us
Costa Mesa: City Council meeting. 6 p.m. 77 Fair Drive. (714) 754-5225 or www.ci.costa-mesa.ca.us
Dana Point: City Council meeting. 6 p.m. 33282 Golden...
| Jul 30, 2008
| 11:41 AM
Law enforcement officers today were searching for a man they say has robbed three South Orange County banks in the last month.
The Orange County Sheriff's Department today released bank surveillance photographs of a suspect dubbed the "Chatty Bandit,"...
| May 13, 2007
The fire still smoldered Saturday, but even then, the phones at Catalina Island Vacation Rentals kept ringing. Not with cancellations but with reservations.
In two weeks, Memorial Day will launch the unofficial start of peak season on Santa Catalina,...