| Dec 15, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Heather gets nasty in "Top Chef: Texas," and should have been eliminated but wasn't....
| Feb 4, 2012
Patricia A. Disney
Philanthropist, ex-wife of Walt Disney's nephew Roy
Patricia A. Disney, 77, who grew up as a neighbor of Roy E. Disney in Toluca Lake and was married to him for more than 50 years, died Friday of Alzheimer's disease, her family...
| Sep 16, 2012
| 6:19 PM
One leg of the space shuttle Endeavour's final journey has been delayed because of bad weather, but the craft will still arrive in Los Angeles on schedule Thursday, NASA announced Sunday.
Endeavour was to travel from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape...
| Aug 9, 2012
In its 25 missions spanning nearly two decades, the space shuttle Endeavour circled the Earth more than 4,600 times, spending a total of 299 days in space.
It carried the crews that assembled the first U.S. component of the International Space Station,...
| Nov 18, 2012
At last count, there are more than 160 tour operators with licenses from the Treasury Department to run people-to-people Cuba trips. Here are three:
Insight Cuba, (800) 450-2822, http://insightcuba.com/cuba-tours. I was on the Classic Cuba trip, with...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 9:23 AM
Travelers aren’t too pleased with the North American airline industry – especially traditional carriers such as United Airlines and US Airways – pushing down customer satisfaction ratings after two years of improvement.
On a 1,000-point...
| Sep 4, 2012
Eleanor LaVove, a former fashion editor who co-founded Angels Attic, a museum devoted to antique and contemporary dollhouses, toys and miniatures, died Aug. 24 at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica. She was 94.
The cause was ovarian cancer, said...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 9:40 AM
Employers in June planned to cut the fewest number of workers in more than a year as they try to wait out the upcoming election, according to a report Thursday from Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc.
The outplacement consultancy found that planned layoffs...
| Jan 3, 2010
Sure, it's important to watch your money when you travel. But some extras can be worth the savings in pain and regret.
So for 2010, here are my top 10 indulgences that can really pay off:
1. Nonstop flights: Think of the issue this way: Each stop...
| Apr 17, 2010
Daryl F. Gates, the rookie cop who rose from driver for a legendary chief to become chief himself, leading the Los Angeles Police Department during a turbulent 14-year period that found him struggling to keep pace with a city undergoing dramatic racial...
| Jul 13, 2010
| 4:34 AM
It's easy to find a nonstop flight from LAX to just about any major city in the U.S. -- except Washington. Thanks to a 44-year-old prohibition designed to help the then-fledgling Dulles International Airport, transcontinental flights aren't allowed into...