| Oct 16, 2013
| 12:42 PM
California can be proprietary about earthquakes. Northridge, Loma Prieta, the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906: These are the building blocks of our cultural identity, part of the heritage of the state.
And yet, it’s an abiding ironies of...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 4:22 PM
BEIJING — Flooding in western China, the worst in 50 years for some areas, triggered a landslide Wednesday that buried about 30 people, trapped hundreds in a highway tunnel and destroyed a high-profile memorial to a devastating 2008 earthquake....
| Sep 27, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Being the son of an obsessive filmmaker means your life already has a destiny, whether intended or not. That was certainly the case for Jonás Cuarón, the eldest son of Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón.
Young Jonás spent weeks on his father's first...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Six months after national Republicans issued a brutal self-assessment intended to cut their own path out of the wilderness, the limits of their progress were sharply apparent during the weekend state Republican convention.
The report criticized...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 11:14 AM
In Tuesday's Pictures in the News, Afghan children play on the remains of a old Soviet tank in the city of Kandahar south of Kabul, Afghanistan. Beijing: A Chinese man walks past an honor guard after a ceremony marking the 64th anniversary of the founding...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 6:00 AM
How did human societies ever manage to evolve from small, tightknit groups into vast, organized states?
Researchers, using computers and math, show it was the result of some very antisocial behavior. New findings, published in the journal PNAS, used...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 5:12 PM
With the city of Los Angeles cracking down on many forms of outdoor advertising, Chase Bank has found a creative way to promote its brand — at the top of a downtown condominium tower.
It's common for commercial tenants to put their names on office...
| Sep 25, 2013
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's visit to the United Nations this week is being analyzed in excruciating detail for signs that the long-stalled negotiations over Iran's nuclear program can finally gain traction. What exactly did Rouhani mean when he...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 3:18 PM
In anticipation of the Pasadena Playhouse’s new production of the hit jukebox musical “Smokey Joe’s Café: The Songs of Leiber & Stoller,” featuring about three dozen early rock and R&B hit songs written by the team of Jerry...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 1:08 PM
Nothing like a little -- make that lots of -- nude cavorting on heavy construction equipment to catch viewers’ attention, which Miley Cyrus did in record numbers upon Monday’s premiere of the music video for her single “Wrecking Ball.&...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 11:24 AM
Neighbors of a Compton-area auto mechanic's shop that caught fire early Monday described a heart-wrenching scene of a young girl screaming and crying in the streets as she tried to get back into the burning building to save her family.