| Aug 4, 2013
Re "Violence linked to climate change," Aug. 2
Who needs data when we have the truthiness of Raymond Chandler's beautiful writing from his novel "Red Wind":
"There was a desert wind blowing that night. It was one of those hot dry Santa Anas that...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 12:58 PM
A dozen rescuers using shovels and chainsaws Sunday to hack through a wall of ice and snow recovered the body of a 25-year-old snowboarder killed on Oregon’s Mt. Hood.
The snowboarder, Collin Backowski of Colorado, had been exploring the...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 7:35 PM
First it was the rebel Abbie Zands, in Los Feliz, who ran afoul of L.A. City Hall. A few weeks later, Angel Teger of South Los Angeles incurred the wrath of the great bureaucracy.
They planted lush vegetable gardens in front of their...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 9:00 AM
If you happen to be at the Getty Center on Friday night or Saturday afternoon, you might bump into Dutch cellist Ernst Reijseger playing a pop-up recital. Times and places will not be announced. Nor should you even try to imagine what kind of music, let...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 6:56 AM
Magma from deep within the Earth's mantle can surge through a volcano in a matter of months rather than thousands of years or more, as previously thought, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature.
The molten lava that erupts from...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 6:02 AM
Games are expected to challenge, impress with their technology or engross players in an interactive narrative. Though we're only halfway […]...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 2:32 PM
The place is among the most scenic hiking destinations in the entire Southwest, an expanse near the Arizona-Utah border so popular that officials use a lottery to decide who gets to walk its trails.
It’s known as The Wave and its signature...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
At first glance, the 2014 Cayman seems like the essence of Porsche: A simple, fast, gorgeous coupe that stays glued to the pavement.
Other familiar hallmarks include a flat-six engine behind the driver; a trunk in front, under a sloping hood; and that...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 11:29 AM
Firefighters in Nevada are battling a pair of large wind-whipped wildfires burning in mountainous terrain, one northwest of Las Vegas that has sent up a tower of smoke visible from the city.
The Clark County Department of Air Quality issued a health...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 12:29 PM
The brother of a U.S. senator was found dead in the Wyoming wilderness Wednesday after taking a long backcountry hike from which he never returned. No foul play was immediately suspected.
James “Randy” Udall, 61 -- brother of U.S. Sen....
| Jun 30, 2013
| 1:56 PM
FURNACE CREEK, Calif. -- At noon, the temperature stood at 122 in the shade, what little of it there was.
Ravens huddled in the shadows of desert scrub, panting with their beaks open wide. The Desert pupfish of Salt Creek swam for cover in the deeper,...