| Jan 20, 2014
| 5:39 PM
SOLANA BEACH, Calif. — The community center atop a seaside bluff here seems an ideal spot for a beach party: 1,000-plus square feet of indoor space, lots of windows, a grassy area for when the party spills outside, plus picnic benches and gorgeous...
| 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 19, 2014
New players in the ever-annoying world of air carriers. New perks for visitors to Vegas. New ways to get around town. Travel continues to evolve, sometimes in great ways, sometimes in ways that make us want to stick out our tongues. The travel treat and...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 8:48 PM
NEW ORLEANS — The Rev. Charles Duplessis navigated the new landscape of the Lower 9th Ward, crossing from newly paved streets to those still muddy and rutted as riverbeds.
He drove past a gleaming duplex designed by Frank Gehry and the skeletons...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 7:00 AM
In 1964, Jong Sook Kim visited Disneyland. It was no ordinary trip for the 14-year-old. Doctors once thought she would never see again, but after she traveled from her native South Korea to San Francisco for surgery, her sight was restored -- and she...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 7:46 AM
The Chicago Cubs haven't been able to deliver a World Series win for their fans in over a century, but they can deliver something else they haven't had for 100 years: a mascot.
The Cubs on Monday night unveiled their first official mascot: Clark the...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 3:41 PM
A blend of bioluminescent life forms and splashy audiovisual recreations of their eerie haunts in the darkest depths of the ocean has earned the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach an international design award.
The $560,000 Wonders of the Deep...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 2:08 PM
On Thursday, journalist Paul Lukas published a report on ESPN’s website indicating that the Cleveland Indians were relegating their “Chief Wahoo” logo to “secondary status” and would in the future use a stylized letter...
| Jan 10, 2014
With $100 lift tickets commonplace, some ski resorts seem determined to price most families right out of the sport. Then there's June Mountain — the little hill that could. With snow scarce, it could hardly be a worse year to be staging a comeback...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Injuries and ailments from Southern California amusement park rides are rare. But when they do occur, the most common are fainting, nausea and dizziness.
People are more likely to get sick or hurt on older attractions than on newer rides. And about 1 in...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 9:57 PM
Every year, 14-year-old Victor Rios would watch the Rose Parade on a television set in his home in the city of Chitre, Panama, marveling at the floats and bands.
He never imagined he would attend the parade in person.
Then one day in October 2012,...