| Apr 10, 2008
Thomas Haden Church is a man of contradictions.
He's gamely appeared in a posh hotel dining room to talk about his new movie, "Smart People," but home on his Texas ranch is clearly where his heart is: His worn long underwear peeks out from a freshly...
| Apr 14, 2008
| 1:20 PM
Girlfriends' getaways - where women travel with other women and leave the menfolk home - are booming. And the phenomenon is not just about bachelerotte parties or 20-somethings on spring break.
Women are taking knitting trips, adventure trips and spa...
| May 24, 2008
| 5:11 PM
Authorities checking on a car stranded in a field Saturday morning found two people killed by a powerful storm that raked the state a day earlier with at least 17 tornadoes.
The Friday storm destroyed several buildings and injured at least six people,...
| Jul 6, 2008
THE HEIFERS are acting surly, but my horse pushes forward. My young crew of 10 or so cowpunchers encircles about 30 head of cattle on a wide pasture in the shadow of a sawtooth mountain just west of Bridgeport. Our horses slowly lead the cattle toward a...
| Jan 16, 2008
MEYER LEMONS are so readily available now you can even find them in grocery stores. But back in the day (say, 20 years ago) they were as scarce -- and as sought after -- as Persian mulberries. If you wanted some, you practically had to either have a...
| Feb 3, 2008
Leave no patty unturned, no meatball overlooked.
That was the mandate late last week as school district officials across the Southland tried to identify all meat that had come from a Chino-based slaughterhouse accused of distributing ground beef from at-...
| Mar 14, 2010
I can still see that Oregon lighthouse clearly. The cabin by the lightning field in New Mexico too. And the mystical Mexican hideaway.
Since I started writing about travel for the Los Angeles Times near the end of the last century, I've slept in close to...
| Sep 24, 2009
Joanne Jordan, one of the top spokesmodels on television in the 1950s who was best known for touting "long-lasting" Hazel Bishop lipstick during commercial breaks on "This Is Your Life," has died. She was 88.
Jordan, who also was an actress and TV host,...
| Nov 12, 2009
John J. O'Connor III, a lawyer who went to Washington in a historic role, as the husband of the first female U.S. Supreme Court justice, has died. He was 79.
O'Connor died Wednesday in Phoenix of complications arising from Alzheimer's disease, the...
| Jul 12, 2009
Peace, Music & Memories
Brad Littleproud and Joanne Hague
Krause Publications: 256 pp., $24.99 paper
What started as a music festival became a testing ground for the counterculture, a place to create an alternative social model, if only...
| Jul 13, 2009
Joe Bowman, a nationally known Texas sharpshooter who could blast an aspirin to powder at 30 paces and split a playing card edgewise at 20, has died. He was 84.
He had been in Albuquerque, where he had staged a fast-draw and sharpshooting exhibition...