| Dec 22, 2006
They don't take much space under the tree. But look for more fantasies and long-sought "experiences" showing up this Christmas morning.
Instead of sweaters, toasters and paperweights, many adults will be receiving surfing lessons, parachute jumps, spa...
| Dec 21, 2008
It arrives most every year, that moment when you realize you need to find another holiday gift -- fast. The less-than-enviable fallback: a lackluster candle from the Hallmark store or a Starbucks gift card you either take out of your wallet or pick up...
| Dec 24, 2008
My parents remain the only ones of their respective siblings who have no grandchildren, so we -- Mom, Dad, me, a brother and two sisters -- spend most of our Christmas Eves with the family of my Tía Maria.
Eight of her 11 children live on the same street...
| Mar 21, 2009
When a nanny with 10 years of experience was let go last year after her Hancock Park employers divorced, she had a hard time finding a new job. After five months of looking, she changed her application at the placement agency from "nanny" to "housekeeper"...
| Mar 11, 2009
| 8:10 PM
Irish actress won a Tony
Anna Manahan, 84, a leading Irish actress who won a Tony Award in 1998 for her role as the nasty mother Mag in "The Beauty Queen of Leenane" on Broadway, died Sunday in her hometown of Waterford, Ireland, after a...
| Jul 14, 2009
| 4:09 PM
Foreclosure workshop: California Foreclosure Institute presents a free two-hour workshop for beginner investors and real estate agents on how to get started finding and buying foreclosure properties, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Marina Del Rey...
| Dec 2, 2009
I'm a bit of a Grinch. When Halloween rolls around, I turn off the porch light and close the curtains. Each Thanksgiving, I give thanks that I have a friend who hosts the holiday dinner so I don't have to. And I own an artificial Christmas tree with...
| Feb 4, 1997
Andrew thumps Raymond on the head with a plastic shovel. Patricia stuffs two giraffes into a microwave. Tiffany and Kimberly cram dolls into the washing machine.
Then Andrew, the strongest, pulls on the toy stove until it topples over onto all of them....
| Sep 6, 1993
Pop superstar Michael Jackson emerged from the seclusion of his troubled Asian tour and drew another crowd Sunday as he spent $5,000 on toys.
A cameraman was knocked to the ground by a Jackson bodyguard and a Taiwanese fan was injured as a crowd of about...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 9:52 AM
Free Hot Fudge cake at Shoney’s restaurant today. No purchase necessary. One serving per guest.
FLOREX -THE FLORIDA STATE STAMP SHOW: featuring stamp collecting dearlers and exhibits: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today, 10 a....
| Dec 5, 2013
| 6:12 AM
Treat yourself while you treat others this holiday. Select restaurants are offering free bonus cards, coupons, or gift cards when you spend a minimum amount in gift cards this holiday. Check the list twice!
Applebees—Spend $50, get a $10 free...