| Aug 14, 2013
It's not a typo: The South Central L.A. Tea Party exists, and Jesse Lee Peterson takes a bow for founding it. He's also president and founder of the 23-year-old black bootstraps group Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny, or BOND, and serves as...
| Nov 20, 2012
It's the Sunday before Thanksgiving, and I should be making a shopping list, clearing space in my refrigerator, rummaging through cabinets for my roasting pan.
Instead, I'm still in my pajamas at 2 p.m., trying to muster the energy to wash the breakfast...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 5:00 AM
I noticed when I shopped for Valentine's Day cards that the supply at my local Hallmark store was woefully thin. I chalked that up to my own procrastinating.
But when I went back this week to buy a thank-you card to mail to a friend, I found a note...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 9:57 PM
It's not every day I get to play elf to a Santa whose sleigh is a motorcycle.
So I couldn't resist the offer from Kim Airs, who let me ride along on Sunday as she tooled around in her Santa Claus gear, handing out gifts to strangers.
I might have...
| Nov 10, 2012
Unbuckling the mailbag:
Question: How many more of these little annoyances will USC Athletic Director Pat Haden put up with?
Answer: The thing about little annoyances is they eventually add up to one big annoyance.
One parking ticket...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 7:03 PM
In 1972, teen workers at a couple of Anaheim fast food joints gathered — like Pilgrims — to compete in their first-ever Thanksgiving football showdown. On Thursday, they will mark their 42nd Turkey Bowl, a tribute not just to tradition, but to...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 4:52 PM
It's Black Friday, and that means hordes of bargain-craving shoppers will lay siege to retailers large and small.
While there have been plenty of recent stories in the media attesting to the idea that Black Friday is one of the busiest...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 6:07 PM
A Thanksgiving Day feast means something totally different to former Green Bay Packer Paul Hornung.
"The Lions used to just eat us alive," he says.
Hornung, a Hall of Famer, is 77. The golden era of the Golden Boy was the '50s and '60s. In those days,...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 5:25 PM
The game of football has evolved over the years with different formations. We've had the single-wing, the split-T, the wildcat.
Now, we have a new one. The concussion circle.
The only player involved in this formation is the poor guy on the ground...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 6:46 PM
I always feel fleeced after going to Staples Center; the prices are just enormous. This might be the worst value in America, and that includes the Kardashian sisters and overpriced Bavarian sedans.
Still, I go because "that's where the money is," as...
| Aug 20, 2008
Steve Thorne, 54, watched approvingly as his girlfriend tried on a pair of boots at the Jimmy Choo boutique on Rodeo Drive last week.
"I can't complain," he said when I asked how the economy's been treating him. With sales of new cars down, Thorne said,...