| Sep 30, 2013
| 3:49 PM
More than 100 people were arrested over the weekend at a Bay Area rave, mostly on drug- and alcohol-related offenses.
Roughly 40,000 attended the Beyond Wonderland concert at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View over the weekend, but as of...
| Sep 15, 2013
More often than it should, my mind slips away to Alaska. To follow, you'd need to fly to Anchorage, rent a car, then drive to Homer, as I did in the summer of 1994.
Homer is nice — a quirky hamlet on the Kenai Peninsula where eagles fly, bears...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 4:34 PM
Unbuckling the mailbag:
Question: Which Kiffin is having a worse week? Lane: Washington State loss plus secret team meeting. Monte: Viewing Eagles game.
Twitter: @Mike Jelline
Answer: I'm going with Lane. I couldn't imagine going through what Kiffin...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 5:59 PM
A rave produced by Los Angeles-based Insomniac Inc. is coming under scrutiny this summer after authorities reported that 30 attendees were taken to hospitals in the Chicago area.
The Chicago Tribune reported this week that five were in critical...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 7:30 AM
While auditioning for Hollywood movie and TV roles, actor and martial arts champion Hector Echavarria said he often found himself reading for stereotypical Latino parts that left him feeling disgusted.
"I was sick to my stomach because I was always...
| Aug 23, 2013
In 2011, the closure of the 405 Freeway in West Los Angeles for an entire weekend spawned the term "Carmageddon" in anticipation of a colossal traffic nightmare. It didn't happen. This month, Caltrans closed the 405's northbound offramp to heavily used...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 4:26 PM
Onto the Scranton, Pa., stage the vice president came on Friday, in vintage form. He pumped his fist. He pointed at friends arrayed there, in his hometown. He bellowed a favorite insult: “Malarkey!” He smiled the broad Irish smile, undimmed....
| Aug 27, 2013
| 11:54 AM
It's almost Labor Day 2013, a weekend when Yosemite Valley should be jammed with campers and hikers. But will it be? The ongoing Rim fire near and inside part of the national park has blackened 280 square miles, making it the seventh largest fire in...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 7:00 AM
At Alison McKenzie's summer camp, her counselors organize all the usual activities: arts and crafts, dance lessons, Olympics-style competitions. Like at any summer camp, people blossom, lose their fears, find strength they didn't know they had and make...
| Jul 4, 2013
Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, about 7 billion hot dogs will be consumed in the United States. On the Fourth of July alone, 150 million will be gobbled by Americans celebrating the birth of the nation. Not that the Founding Fathers polished off...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 4:15 PM
A former Santa Ana mayor turned headstone hunter, Gordon Bricken explored Orange County cemeteries to document how many Civil War veterans were buried there — and then set out to tell their tales.
One astonishing story: The influx of hundreds of...