| Oct 9, 2013
| 2:19 PM
As far as the NFL and Los Angeles go, all is quiet on the Western front.
Or maybe we just need to look more closely.
The leading location remains AEG's downtown Farmers Field. Phil Anschutz's exclusive bargaining window is open until November 2014. It...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 8:32 PM
NEW ORLEANS — On a glittery stage in a giant football arena, a smiling Ray Lewis is speaking to dozens of journalists about playing this Super Bowl for a higher power.
"Rings fade, they tarnish, but the relationship I have with Him will never die,...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 7:05 PM
Of all the important numbers rolling around Stan Kasten's busy brain, from a giant Dodgers payroll to shrinking Dodgers victories to the size of the line at reserved-level bathrooms, the number that most shaped his life is the one he's never known.
| Jun 27, 2012
You can take Walter Mosley out of Los Angeles — in fact, Mosley did so himself, moving to New York decades ago — but you can't take L.A. out of Walter Mosley. The master of several genres keeps the city present, from his Easy Rawlins detective...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 7:03 PM
In 1972, teen workers at a couple of Anaheim fast food joints gathered — like Pilgrims — to compete in their first-ever Thanksgiving football showdown. On Thursday, they will mark their 42nd Turkey Bowl, a tribute not just to tradition, but to...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 4:41 PM
You could say she was a waitress, but that doesn't begin to cover it.
You could say she was a reliable employee, good colleague and devoted family member, but that doesn't paint the whole picture, either.
The world changes around us. It becomes less...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 6:00 AM
It was a last-minute trip on a budget too tight to accommodate holiday airfare.
A ticket on the MegaBus cost a fraction of what I'd have paid to fly. The bus is not the bullet train, not by a long shot. The overnight trip is seven hours, and that's on a...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 3:00 PM
Bob Newhart has a wonderful old bit where he claims that if you gave enough monkeys enough typewriters, sooner or later they would write all the great books.
Whether they would come up with great comedy bits is another matter. You have to think that art...
| Apr 18, 2009
Our tour of Midwestern universities gets off to an excellent start when -- I think it was at Purdue -- the little girl inquires as to whether they have "you know, a high-end spa here?" Then one night in Chicago, I have a cheeseburger so huge that I will...
| Apr 25, 2009
We are creeping along the Chicago expressway when I decide it is time to merge into the right lane. For some reason, none of the other drivers is letting me in. I do all the things I usually do when I merge. The blinker is bleating -- hiccup, hiccup --...
| May 9, 2009
A wonderful thing, a daughter. It's what the creator gave me instead of a way with money or a firm jaw line. I have two daughters, the oldest of whom is accompanying me to London for a week of work. She is lovely. She is patient. She is . . . gasp . . ....