Del Taco launches 150-calorie turkey tacos

Del Taco launches 150-calorie turkey tacos

Just in time for your New Year's resolutions, Del Taco added lean ground turkey to its menu Thursday. Customers can now order turkey tacos...

The three most important Southern California craft beers of 2013

The three most important Southern California craft beers of 2013

2013 was the best year for craft beer that Los Angeles has yet seen, and there were more brewery openings, more new beers, and more...

Acorn home and garden store opens in Eagle Rock

Acorn home and garden store opens in Eagle Rock

Acorn owners Maggie Lobl, Erin Tanaka and Laura Tanaka said they wanted to open a home and garden boutique in Eagle Rock because of Colorado...

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Have a video that captures vacation magic? Deadline for sharing nears

Have a video that captures vacation magic? Deadline for sharing nears

Readers’ travel videos have been rolling in; the one featured above is from Hectic Travels and shows part of a kayak journey through...

Weekend Escape: Get your kicks in Williams, Ariz.

Weekend Escape: Get your kicks in Williams, Ariz.

Williams, Ariz., also known as the Gateway to the Grand Canyon, was the last city on Route 66 to be bypassed by the Interstate Highway...

Santa Barbara: Watch a pro behead a Champagne bottle at a $150 dinner

Santa Barbara: Watch a pro behead a Champagne bottle at a $150 dinner

Have you ever witnessed a sabrage? It's the art of opening a Champagne bottle by slicing off the bottle's head with a saber. If you don't...

Airfare: $834 from LAX to Osaka, Japan, on Air China

Airfare: $834 from LAX to Osaka, Japan, on Air China

If Osaka, Japan, is on your 2014 travel itinerary, Air China has a round-trip fare from LAX of $834, which includes all taxes and fees.

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Nothing to celebrate on 'Public Domain Day' 2014

Nothing to celebrate on 'Public Domain Day' 2014

The first day of the year is also the day when published works enter the public domain after their copyrights expire. Unfortunately, Public Domain Day 2014 is...

'The Mongolian Conspiracy' is classic Rafael Bernal noir

'The Mongolian Conspiracy' is classic Rafael Bernal noir

Rafael Bernal, born in 1915 in Mexico City, doesn't come to mind when one thinks of great detective novelists of the 1960s. There is little about him on the...

 'Neutrino' author gets a big bang out of a really small thing

'Neutrino' author gets a big bang out of a really small thing

Sheldon Cooper, top nerd on "The Big Bang," jokes about neutrinos. So did John Updike in the witty short poem "Cosmic Gall," printed in 1960 in the New Yorker....

A Year in Books

A Year in Books

"A Reader's Book of Days" is essential reference material for anyone...

School librarian helps students struggling with reading

School librarian helps students struggling with reading

After each school day, librarian Dinora Arteaga leads a special reading program for a dozen kindergarten and first-grade students, along with their parents. Their goal: learning 10 new words a week.

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