| Jul 6, 2008
ON DAY 1 of Paris Fashion Week, Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West was kicking it in the front row at Louis Vuitton, kitted out in a teal T-shirt, khakis and a denim jacket accessorized with a Michael Jackson button and a chunky red Lego heart. What...
| Jul 24, 2008
IT'S THE Cannes of Capes, the World's Fair for Fanboys, the ultimate Bazaar of the Bizarre. Comic-Con International gets underway today at the San Diego Convention Center and 125,000 fans will attend this frothy celebration -- and hard sell -- of pop...
| Nov 13, 2009
| 12:33 PM
Festival of Lights
When, where: Nov. 27 through Dec. 31, Washington Street and throughout town
Highlights: Yountville's 21st annual celebration showcases itself with holiday lights and brings in Santa, carolers, elves, horse-drawn...
| Dec 13, 2009
As our first national ambassador of young people's literature, I am pleased to report that the world of children's books is rocking.
My job for the last two years has been to raise national awareness of the importance of kids' books and to promote the...
| Jul 19, 2009
Two years ago, I was invited to give a reading from my novel at a university in Ifrane, in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. One of my cousins immediately suggested I hire a driver to get there, but I laughed off his suggestion. I can drive myself! I'm...
| Dec 19, 2009
Popular children's author and illustrator David Shannon put out a book last year that made kids laugh and their parents cry. The book is called "Too Many Toys" and tells the story of a boy named Spencer who floats happily around his house on a cascading...
| Apr 1, 2011
| 11:06 AM
The new Star Wars' models take shape at Star Wars Miniland renders epic battles, iconic cityscapes and massive machines in an intimate 1:20 scale at Legoland California.
The new Star Wars attraction, which opened Thursday at the Carlsbad kiddie park,...
| Apr 5, 2011
| 5:30 AM
A Lego tribute to the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, which scales down Britain's biggest social event of the year to a miniature diorama, has been erected at Legoland Windsor.
Photos: Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Lego...
| Apr 22, 2011
| 5:31 AM
There's a lot more than pixie dust swirling through the air at the Disneyland resort as construction crews, excavators and towering cranes work on several new theme-park rides set to debut this summer and beyond.
The tandem Anaheim theme parks haven't...
| Nov 9, 2010
| 12:10 PM
Legoland Florida will open in October 2011 with 50 rides, attractions and shows at the former Cypress Gardens theme park in Winter Haven, about 40 miles from Disney World.
In many ways, Legoland Florida will be similar to Legoland California in Carlsbad,...
| Nov 19, 2010
| 4:57 PM
As the calendar closes in on Thanksgiving, California theme parks are already setting the table for the Christmas season.
Holiday fun in the form of Halloween, Christmas and New Year's helps fill the parks during the off-season once the spring break...