Eric Bouffard and Tamiko Manago were suffering through that familiar Christmas ritual: coaxing their little one to look into the camera while perched on Santa's lap.
Inside the kitchen of catering firm Heirloom L.A., chefs buzz with adrenaline. Cooks jump from one task to another, some peeling onions while others braise short ribs or tackle risotto. All hands — and spatulas — are on deck for the holiday season.
Even though our East Coast colleagues laugh when we talk about winter riding in Southern California, it does get cold out here -- particularly in the canyons and on the crests where the riding is best, and particularly in the early morning when the roads are empty.
Most tech gift guides focus on the latest gizmos. This one, assembled by the L.A. Times technology reporting staff, has a few of those. But mainly, we recommend tech gifts old or new that we use ourselves and like so much that we're sure your loved ones will too.
Before they picked out an eight-foot Christmas tree, Tara White and Ed Dilks wondered whether an artificial tree might be a more eco-friendly choice.
Warner Bros. has become the latest Hollywood studio to experiment with appisodes, a new category of entertainment that prompts viewers to tap, flick and shake their way through a TV episode.