| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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 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,...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 11:22 AM
Stressing out about a last-minute gift idea for the Trekkie, Time Lord or Jedi Padawan in your life? Look no […]...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Michael Corenblith is grateful for the rolling hills of Simi Valley.
The production designer on Disney's "Saving Mr. Banks" relied heavily on the 10,000-acre Big Sky Ranch in the Ventura County city to help re-create the childhood home of P.L. Travers,...
| 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...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 8:00 AM
If snow tops your New Year's Eve wish list, head out to one of California's ski resorts. There's no guarantee it'll be snowing Tuesday at Bear Mountain, the Lake Tahoe resorts or Mammoth Mountain, but there should be enough white stuff on the ground to...
| 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...