| Sep 25, 2013
| 6:00 AM
BARSTOW — In the dark, Doug Aitken's art train could be any other industrial locomotive parked at this Amtrak outpost, except for the trail of soft blue-and-white LED lights glimmering along the length of its nine cars. Since it left New York on...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 8:51 AM
Customers of the new Santa Barbara restaurant Lucky Penny may pass by the wall tiled in real coins and be tempted to try the design stunt at home, given that it calls for a simple material that seems so cheap. But think twice, cautions its designer,...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 6:53 AM
A driver in his early 20s was killed Sunday night when his speeding car flew off Interstate 5 south of San Onofre State Beach and was hit by a southbound Amtrak train, the California Highway Patrol said.
The driver of a 1997 Honda was traveling at...
| Aug 16, 2013
Re "New train may address LAX missing link," Aug. 12
As Los Angeles World Airports and Metro consider plans to provide direct rail access to and from LAX terminals, I believe it is critical that we seize this opportunity to correct a glaring weakness in...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 1:29 PM
That’s one small all-nighter for some men, one giant whoosh for mankind.
Apparently, Elon Musk and a few of the fellas spent Sunday night firming up plans for a $6-billion high-speed transportation system called the Hyperloop, complete with...
| Jul 17, 2013
Opening day at Del Mar is set for Wednesday, and it's the one day of the year when Southern California horse racing fans forget about any troubles surrounding the sport.
Fans come out en masse (attendance on opening day was 47,339 last year), colorful...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 1:55 PM
A former Amtrak clerk who fled after being convicted of disability and insurance fraud in January has been apprehended in Mexico, the San Diego County district attorney's office said Monday.
Wanda Lee Ann Podgurski, 60, had allegedly taunted law...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 6:50 AM
BART will offer free parking and limited charter bus service to the thousands of commuters affected by Monday’s worker strike.
Bay Area Rail Transit workers began forming picket lines early Monday morning after the last trains were put to bed....
| Jun 21, 2013
| 3:23 PM
A former Amtrak clerk convicted of receiving more than $650,000 in disability and insurance payments after faking injuries was sentenced Friday in San Diego County Superior Court to 20 years in prison.
Wanda Lee Ann Podgurski, 60, had been a fugitive...
| Jun 23, 2013
Has a last-minute travel emergency left you frustrated with logistics such as ground transportation or airport navigation? Do you stress about storm updates when traveling by car? Perhaps an unexpected flight delay has left you stranded and bored. Take...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 5:01 PM
There's a short piece of Bay Area freeway, Interstate 380, named for Quentin Kopp, which is ironic considering that he's beaten the drum for public transit — specifically bullet trains — for years. But then again, he's always been a...