| Jan 29, 2011
Actor, singer and tween idol Carlos Pena Jr., 21, has bought a Mediterranean-style home in the San Fernando Valley for close to its $1.5-million asking price.
The 6,000-square-foot villa is set back from the road on a gated lot. The paver-stone courtyard...
| Oct 25, 2010
The FDA has told the makers of the proposed weight-loss drug Lorcaserin that it will not at this time approve the marketing of the medication, citing concerns about its marginal effectiveness and about cancers that occurred at higher-than-usual rates...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 5:27 AM
SAN DIEGO (KTLA) -- Giovanni Ramirez, the man suspected of brutally beating a Giants fan at the Dodgers home opener, has been transferred to a state prison in San Diego to serve a 10-month sentence for a parole violation.
Ramirez, the man police say is...
| Apr 28, 2011
Shortly before Daniel Hernandez moved from L.A. to Mexico to write a book about its roiling capital, a friend gave him an order. "I don't want to see you back from Mexico City until it's physically altered you, until you are different," Hernandez was...
| May 4, 2011
"The Book of Mormon" — the irreverent Broadway musical from the creators of TV's "South Park" — led the Tony Award nominations Tuesday with 14 nods, including best musical. The satirical comedy about a pair of bumbling Mormon missionaries on a...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 8:45 AM
SAN DIEGO -- Move over chocolate covered bacon! On Wednesday former American Idol contestant Elliot Yamin fans got a real treat at the San Diego County Fair.
Yamin, 33, was a fan favorite on Season 5 of American Idol, who ended up coming in third place, ...
| Oct 28, 2010
"Take one," the waiter says, proffering a vase sprouting savory lollipops. Each stick holds a round of squid sitting on a cube of dark red chorizo. "Eat them in one bite, so you get both tastes at once," comes the further instruction. I do. The sweet...
| Nov 25, 2010
Green Flash Brewing Barleywine 2010
Barleywines are typically sweet and malty with plenty of hops for balance. This one, from a India Pale Ale specialist based in San Diego, leads with the hops. It pours dark amber with an attractive nose of pine...
| Jun 17, 2011
Lemons are most in demand in summer, for making lemonade, serving with cocktails and squeezing on fish. There's a little bit of a disconnect with production, which is concentrated, from different growing areas, in the fall to spring months; but there's...
| Jan 21, 2011
Grapefruit may be the most misunderstood of California's fruits. Excellent locally grown examples are available year-round at farmers markets, but it's also easy to fall for fruit — often similar-looking and grown just a few miles away —...