| 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...
| Apr 6, 2011
The Los Angeles Community College District will set up an independent citizens panel to review "the very serious issues" plaguing its $5.7-billion campus rebuilding program, Chancellor Daniel LaVista has announced.
The construction program "must be...
| Mar 31, 2011
Facing a state funding cut of up to 10%, California's community colleges will enroll 400,000 fewer students next fall and slash thousands of classes to contend with budget shortfalls that threaten to reshape their mission, officials said Wednesday.
| May 17, 2011
Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife, Maria Shriver, separated after she learned he had fathered a child more than a decade ago — before his first run for office — with a longtime member of their household staff....
| Oct 8, 2010
| 10:44 AM
Marijuana was a hot topic at a Thursday night forum covering the propositions on the Nov. 2 state ballot.
While members of the League of Women Votes went over all nine initiatives, ranging from billion-dollar tax loopholes to climate change, many of...
| Sep 26, 2010
California's magnificent state parks are falling apart fast.
The budgeting system for state government is in shambles and practically dysfunctional.
Proposition 21 on the November ballot would fix the parks. But it would pound another kink into...
| May 9, 2011
| 9:47 PM
Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife, Maria Shriver, have separated, with Shriver moving out of their Brentwood mansion while the two determine the next step in their 25-year marriage.
Shriver has been residing apart from the actor-turned-...
| Apr 4, 2011
Los Angeles' mayoral election is still nearly two years away, but the field of candidates already is taking shape. And the race is certain to present voters with starkly different choices about who should run Los Angeles next. More contenders...
| Apr 9, 2011
The calls came into Tokyo's metropolitan government soon after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. What can we do to help, some asked. Others, seeing shocking television video of people homeless and desperate for food, urged officials to take up a...
| Sep 24, 2010
Are there any holistic solutions for toned abs? It's bikini season and I need flat abs, fast!
The abdominal muscles are actually a set of six muscle groups that together support the body's core. They include the transverse abdominals, the internal...
| Oct 18, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca continued his streak of political advocacy leading up to the Nov. 2 election, joining with other law enforcement officials Monday to urge voters to support Proposition 22. The measure would forbid the state from......