| Apr 7, 2011
| 7:42 AM
SHERMAN OAKS (KTLA) -- Teachers, parents and students gathered outside Millikan Middle School in Sherman Oaks on Thursday to protest funding cuts.
The group wore all black for the event, which they dubbed "Black Thursday."
Among the concerned parents...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 11:24 PM
There’s a new kid on the 420 block and his name is Montel Williams. The former king of daytime talk television just opened a new medical marijuana dispensary in midtown Sacramento.
The competition is glad he's here, but they are put off by...
| Dec 26, 2010
What can travelers expect from Mexico in 2011? That's at least a $64-million question, given the many Americans who visit the country every year. And the answers seem to point every which way.
Across Mexico, international visitors and drug-war casualties...
| Dec 21, 2010
Did you learn anything about travel from the recent wave of storms in the Midwest and East? Certainly, despite tremendous technological development, you learned (or re-learned) that air travel is still something of a gamble during really bad weather....
| Jun 7, 2011
| 1:48 PM
I recently rented a car from Alamo, and I encountered a questionable practice that I wanted to let you know about.
I've used Alamo many times in the past, always returning the car with a full tank. Last month, after bringing back my rental in Tucson,...
| Apr 17, 2011
J.D. Power and Associates estimates that there are fewer than 1,000 public recharging stations across the U.S., with more than half of them in California.
That estimate matches up with the Department of Energy's Alternative Fueling Station locator (afdc....
| Oct 3, 2010
THE BEST WAY TO SACRAMENTO
From LAX, nonstop service is available on Southwest and United. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $158.
WHERE TO GO
At least six wildlife refuges are located within a 90-minute drive of Sacramento:
Gray Lodge Wildlife...
| Nov 14, 2010
For many Californians, 72-year-old Jerry Brown's return to Sacramento for another go at being governor brings with it more than a little dab of déjà vu. Consider: He is inheriting the job from a Republican actor/politician, American soldiers are...
| Nov 27, 2010
American author Bill Barich, a resident of Ireland these past nine years, was rummaging through a local secondhand shop in the summer of 2008 when he stumbled across a "beat up old copy" of "Travels With Charley," John Steinbeck's late-in-life attempt...
| Oct 21, 2010
| 12:07 PM
With concerns about cheating at farmers markets on the rise, the California Department of Food and Agriculture has scheduled four listening sessions around the state, including in Santa Monica on Monday, Nov. 1, to ask for public comment about its...
| Dec 10, 2010
The traditional Japanese art of making the dried persimmons called hoshigaki is a mind-bogglingly labor-intensive artisanal process. The fruits of the acorn-shaped Hachiya variety are harvested firm, peeled by hand, strung up to dry for a month or so...