| Nov 15, 2013
| 3:33 PM
Vic Wyrsch, of the San Francisco Fire Department, gathered with his fellow Battalion 3 members outside the AT&T Field waiting for the arrival of Batkid Miles Scott, a 5-year-old boy living out his dream to be a superhero for the day.
| 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...
| 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 9, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Though it's been nearly half a century since she played the winsome Jane Banks in the 1964 classic "Mary Poppins," Karen Dotrice still refers to Walt Disney as Uncle Walt.
"He went out of his way to be solicitous," Dotrice, 58, said at her Brentwood...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 1:30 AM
Part of the fun of being a sports fan is team nicknames, which can range from the fitting to the fictitious; from the serious to the sarcastic. With that as a guide, and in no particular order, here are some of the best — and worst — sports...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 6:23 PM
A Northern California school district is recommending that its main high school’s Apache mascot be changed.
The Apache, adopted decades ago, has long been a sensitive issue for Vallejo High School, and altering it has been raised several times...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 1:30 PM
The latest developments in the debate over Coachella Valley High School’s mascot, the Arab, will be announced Tuesday at a news conference with the district and a civil-rights group.
The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee recently urged ...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 5:05 PM
What team nickname would you give to a high school in Granada Hills? Something Spanish-sounding, to go with "Granada," perhaps?
The folks at Granada Hills High School must have instead focused on the "Hills" part way back when, because the teams, the...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 10:00 PM
Walt Disney's name is on Los Angeles' world-famous concert hall, but it was a far less-known Disney who came from behind the scenes to ensure that architect Frank Gehry's vision for the building stayed intact.
Diane Disney Miller, Walt Disney's eldest...
| Nov 21, 2013
Re "When a mascot is offensive," Editorial, Nov. 19
As a long-ago alum of Coachella Valley High School, I agree that the school's "Arab" mascot needs a redesign. It looks like a creepy, scruffy, snaggle-toothed, disreputable thug, hardly anything any...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 12:55 PM
A rabbi working at a community center in Beverly Hills was arrested this week on suspicion of child sex abuse on a warrant from New York City.
The 30-year-old rabbi who reportedly goes by Menachem "Mendel" Tevel was arrested Tuesday about 1:30 p.m. in...