| Feb 18, 2014
| 10:29 PM
HOUSTON — The woman who wants to be the next Texas governor stood at a podium in an inner-city community center here last week, a polished blond in a tailored pink jacket, black slacks and heels, and invoked her rags-to-riches narrative.
| Feb 12, 2014
| 5:18 PM
Chen Si, 35, and her husband visited Los Angeles from Shanghai for the first time in December, excited about local attractions like Disneyland and Hollywood.
They were less enthused about the idea of American food. They booked a room in San Gabriel,...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Comcast Corp. already produces movies, television shows and national and local news programs while operating theme parks and the largest pay-TV system in the U.S.
And now, with one bold stroke, the Philadelphia conglomerate could dominate the flow of...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 1:27 AM
In the northern San Diego County suburb of Solana Beach, voters adopted a measure to loosen rules for holding parties at a popular community center atop a seaside bluff.
With all nine precincts counted, Proposition B was adopted by a margin of 52% to...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 10:52 AM
Kate Upton, the model best known for gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue, received a marriage proposal Friday night, but it wasn't from boyfriend Justin Verlander, the hard-throwing pitcher from the Detroit Tigers.
| Feb 5, 2014
| 1:53 PM
Walt Disney Co. reported a 33% increase in net income for its fiscal first quarter, lifted in part by the performance of its hit movies "Frozen" and "Thor: The Dark World."
The Burbank company posted net income of $1.84 billion for the quarter that...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 5:06 PM
While the East Coast braces for another series of frigid storms, California ski resort operators are cursing Mother Nature for a winter of unseasonably warm temperatures and persistent blue skies.
California's driest year on record has dropped...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 1:30 PM
A teen who recently moved from Orange County died Tuesday after a snowboarding accident at a Lake Tahoe ski resort.
Wyatt James Colvard, 18, who lived in Tahoe-area Kings Beach and recently moved from Fountain Valley, died of internal injuries from...
| Jan 19, 2014
Find out about historic and scenic sites as well as programs, fees and directions to California's national parks, monuments and recreation areas:
Alcatraz Island, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Ft. Mason, B201, San Francisco; (415) 561-4900 or...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 2:07 PM
Another blockbuster movie, another theme park attraction.
Universal Studios Hollywood unveiled new details Tuesday of its next major attraction: a 3-D motion-simulator ride based on Universal Pictures' 2010 movie "Despicable Me."
Dubbed Despicable Me:...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 2:44 PM
WASHINGTON – Supporters of President Obama’s health law scored a legal victory in Missouri on Thursday as a federal judge blocked the state from enforcing new rules limiting the ability of community organizations to help consumers sign up...