| Dec 18, 2013
| 1:53 PM
John Lee Hancock's new film, "Saving Mr. Banks," about Walt Disney's efforts to persuade testy British author P.L. Travers to make her "Mary Poppins" novels into a screen musical, is one of an increasingly rare breed: a studio picture shot in Los Angeles....
| Dec 20, 2013
| 10:15 AM
For those of you who think that insensitive speech is just an issue for reality television and “Duck Dynasty,” consider Wisconsin, where Gov. Scott Walker has quietly signed a bill that will make it harder to force public schools to drop...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 10:33 AM
The board of the Coachella Valley Unified School District will hold a special meeting Friday to discuss a local high school's longtime official mascot, the "Arab," which has recently drawn criticism from a national civil rights group.
| 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 13, 2013
| 1:58 PM
A science experiment went awry Wednesday when it set off two dry-ice explosions at a Mar Vista middle school, prompting an evacuation and causing a student and an LAPD bomb technician to suffer minor injuries.
A student had brought a couple of pieces of...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 2:27 PM
The Coachella Valley school community is expected to weigh in on a controversial mascot that has drawn criticism from a national civil rights group.
The special meeting was scheduled to address the "Arab," the longtime mascot at Coachella Valley High...
| 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.
| 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...