| Apr 1, 2012
| 4:39 PM
Noir enthusiast Denise Hamilton proves the undertow of surf culture isn't as fun, fun, fun as you’d think...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Handbag designer Clare Vivier and L.A. clothing label Burning Torch both open boutiques. Plus other store openings, sales and shopping related events....
| Oct 2, 2012
| 2:54 PM
Michael Henry Heim, a well regarded scholar of Slavic languages at UCLA known for his translations of works by Gunter Grass, Milan Kundera, Thomas Mann and Anton Chekhov, has died. He was 69. Heim died Saturday at his home in......
| May 23, 2012
| 11:49 AM
Well into his 70s, Terry Martin could be found most days in his Dana Point workshop sanding blocks of polyurethane foam into precision-shaped surfboards. With his big white beard and barrel chest, Martin looked like Santa riding out a blizzard of swirling...
| May 27, 2012
The beginning of summer always seems to be accompanied by an onslaught of sunscreens. The market is crowded with lotions and sprays, powders and lip balms, and, increasingly, multi-tasking products with inventive application methods that are touted for...
| Aug 23, 2012
Marvin W. Meyer, an expert on Gnosticism and ancient texts about Jesus outside the New Testament who challenged the traditional portrayal of Judas Iscariot as the ultimate biblical villain, has died. He was 64.
Meyer, whose book "The Gospel of Judas"...
| Sep 9, 2012
It's a notion ingrained early: September, the start of the traditional school year, is a time to start over. For the nonstudent, that may mean cleaning out your closets, enrolling in an exercise class or recommitting to New Year's resolutions. It's also a...
| Sep 13, 2012
The war on cancer is poised to enter a new phase that promises more precise treatments, fewer side effects and, most of all, more survivors.
And none too soon. Although death rates from many cancers have slowly but steadily declined over the decades,...
| Jun 30, 2012
It's a conundrum. You want to have fun in the sun, but you don't want skin cancer or — heaven forbid! — wrinkles. Maybe you think you have it made in the shade with sunscreen. But while most sun and skin experts would advise you to slather the...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 11:13 AM
Smartphones, burgers and oil wells may be big moneymakers, but they can’t compete when it comes to speed of expansion. The fastest-growing industries in the U.S. actually involve 3-D printers, solar panels, self-tanning products, Pilates and...
| Apr 27, 2012
What's to like about taxes? Most people view them at best as a necessary evil to help pay for robust government services — a public benefit. But cigarette taxes are an anomaly. In their case, the tax itself is a public benefit. Proposition 29, which...