| May 29, 2013
| 2:20 PM
On a recent sunny Tuesday, Michelle Rodriguez wheeled up to a popular Abbot Kinney lunch spot on her electric bicycle looking trim and relaxed -- none the worse for wear for someone recently resurrected from moviedom’s sweet hereafter.
In the 2009...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 6:00 AM
As U.S. and allied forces advanced toward Baghdad 10 years ago, a military public affairs sergeant snapped a photograph of a Marine saluting the flag at sunset at a desert airfield in southern Iraq.
Taken on April 3, 2003, it was one of many images...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 7:11 PM
But for a few "don't you have anything better to write about" comments, my column about illegal fireworks being set off by amateurs has generated many more complaints about — illegal fireworks.
"How you could omit Highland Park from your article...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 8:00 AM
As much as I'd like to believe it — especially in these cases — the customer is not always right. In fact, sometimes the customer is downright dunderheaded, as I was in a couple of recent instances involving rental cars. Rookie mistakes both,...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 4:14 PM
It’s no secret that I haven’t been the biggest fan of “The Bachelorette” so far this season.
But guess who else is on my team? As it turns out: Chris Harrison.
“It’s a little slow, huh?” the host told me on...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Predicting the whims and quirks of Emmy voters isn't that hard. (For proof, see Exhibit A here. If that guy can do it, anyone can.) Still, Thursday's nominations produced a fair share of surprises and undoubtedly bruised a few egos. What's the fallout?...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 5:40 PM
Vince Flynn, 47, a best-selling author who wrote the Mitch Rapp counterterrorism thriller series, died Wednesday at a hospital in St. Paul, Minn., after a more than two-year battle with prostate cancer, according to friends and his publisher.
| May 23, 2013
| 7:44 PM
The assignment seemed routine — a portrait of couple for a story about personal finance. But as I was soon reminded, sometimes an interesting, if not extraordinary, story lurks just beneath the surface. Such are the regular discoveries of a...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 6:02 AM
As U.S. and allied forces advanced toward Baghdad 10 years ago, a military public affairs sergeant snapped a photograph of a Marine saluting the flag at sunset at a desert airfield in southern Iraq. Taken on April 3, 2003, it was one of many images...
| May 24, 2013
| 9:04 AM
Friday's Pictures in the News begins in Virginia, where soldiers in the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment place a small American flag before each grave marker for more than 220,000 graves during the annual Flags-In ceremony in advance of Memorial Day to honor...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 12:44 PM
Yes, this is why they closed down the 73 toll road in coastal Orange County last fall. A massive pile-up on the highway when Zach Galifianakis barrels toward an underpass while towing a giraffe in a trailer behind his convertible.......