| Apr 22, 2013
| 8:29 PM
Richie Havens, the veteran folk singer whose frenetic guitar strumming and impassioned vocals made him one of the defining voices and faces of Woodstock and 1960s pop music, died Monday of a heart attack at his home in Jersey City, N.J. He was 72.
| Oct 3, 2013
Americans are becoming more familiar with e-cigarettes, which are beginning to appear in restaurants, bars and coffeehouses where regular cigarettes have long been banned. An e-cigarette is, in effect, a battery-operated nicotine delivery system that...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Inside Union Station, a robotic voice is barking out destinations for Amtrak's northbound Train 785, departing from track No. 9.
"Glendale, Burbank Airport, Van Nuys … Carpinteria, Santa Barbara and Goleta! All aboard!"
Yuval Sharon smiles,...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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 25, 2013
| 6:08 PM
The craft beer revolution returns to television with the Esquire Network's new "Brew Dogs," and the show’s crazy characters, stunts and sensationalism that cable TV demands are tempered by a strong focus on education and an earnest excitement...
| 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....