| Sep 9, 2013
| 3:12 PM
More than 700 firefighters were trying to get the upper hand Monday on a Bay Area wildfire that has burned 1,500 acres in Mt. Diablo State Park.
Called the Morgan fire, the blaze was first reported Sunday shortly after 1 p.m. in the kind of steep, dry...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 8:15 AM
John Steinbeck's epic novel "The Grapes of Wrath" tells the saga of the Joads, an Oklahoma Dust Bowl family that journeys to California, where they encounter hardships as migrant farm workers.
To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Depression-era...
| Oct 3, 2013
Under the Los Angeles city charter, the mayor has no formal power over the Los Angeles Unified School District. But this has not stopped mayors — including Richard Riordan and Antonio Villaraigosa — from using the bully pulpit and the power of...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 12:14 PM
There's been a skirmish or two in the comments on my recent Op-Ed article on the Jefferson Davis Presidential Library in Biloxi, Miss.
One commenter -- "Oceaneagle" -- pointed out that some thousands of blacks did serve in the Confederate army. Is...
| Jul 17, 2013
I had this assignment to do a small building in Hollywood. It was my first job to start from scratch, totally mine. I was 24.
You may have heard of the building. It's the Capitol Records building, and no, it does not intentionally look like a stack of...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 7:35 AM
You never know when you’ll need a 3-D printer.
They can cost anywhere from $400 to $25,000, which is a bit much if you’re trying to “print” (somehow, that seems like the wrong verb) a plastic cookie-cutter you’ve downloaded...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 7:15 AM
Libraries buy lots of books. Library patrons like to read bestsellers at the library. They have e-book readers and ask: Why can’t I check out these virtual books at the library too? The libraries want to provide them, but say the “big six&...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 7:29 AM
Like the nebulous boundaries of Los Angeles itself, encircling the city's musical sound can be tricky business. There are the vibrations of surf and mariachi music, the crawl of Compton G-funk and laid-back '50s cool jazz, Mexican boleros and the ladies...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Who says comedy doesn't travel?
Comedy Central is taking the best of its televised stand-up shows, from such notable comedians as Aziz Ansari, Patton Oswalt and Hannibal Buress, and making the best bits available through Microsoft's Xbox 360 game...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 7:27 AM
The former ABC executive who helped "America's Funniest Home Videos" producer Vin Di Bona bring his vast repository of amateur videos to the Web has left the company they founded amid differences over the future direction of the company.
| Sep 3, 2013
| 12:26 PM
LONDON -- Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who was shot in the head last year for advocating education for girls like herself, honored her own weapon of choice Tuesday: the book.
The 16-year-old, who was hospitalized in Britain after being...