| Nov 18, 2012
Upcycled fashion is no longer just for hard-core environmentalists. The idea of wearing items made from cast-off skateboards, inner tubes, plastic trash bags, car seat belts — even wartime bombs and bullets — is no longer considered bizarre...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 8:17 AM
As Ford took aim at the Toyota Prius, a brand now synonymous with green motoring, it needed a car that looked the part.
So rather than convert an existing model, it imported a dowdy hatchback from Europe — tall greenhouse, short hood — and...
| Aug 24, 2012
Jerry Grant, who broke the 200-mph barrier in an Indy-style race car and nearly won the Indianapolis 500 in a controversial finish in 1972, has died. He was 77.
Grant, who lived in Irvine, died Aug. 12 of liver failure and diabetes at an Orange hospital,...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 12:04 PM
Construction crews have repaired a drainage grate that came loose on the 405 Freeway, damaging the tires of nearly a dozen cars moving through the Sepulveda Pass, Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials said....
| Jul 14, 2012
The dating scene can be a jungle filled with suspense, pitfalls and strange species. Apprehensive women warn each other, "Watch out — there are so many creepy guys!" But while some men deserve that description, in my experience creepiness is not a...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 4:42 PM
Lennox, a pit bull terrier-type dog, has been put to sleep despite a trans-Atlantic campaign to prevent his destruction. The Belfast City Council in Northern Ireland announced Wednesday that the dog was "humanely" euthanized....
| Jun 18, 2012
| 5:30 AM
After more than a decade in existence and $1.1 billion in renovations, Disney California Adventure still probably needs another billion dollars in improvements before it can be worthy of the Disney name.
RELATED: Disney park braces for 'carmageddon' as...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 6:30 AM
An onslaught of visitors eager to see the new Cars Land area could force periodic closures of Disney California Adventure over the next two weekends.
REVIEWS: Cars Land | Radiator Springs Racers | Mater's Junkyard Jamboree | Luigi's Flying Tires |...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 12:20 AM
I always wished I could have ridden the Flying Saucers at Disneyland.
Opened in 1961, the space-age bumper cars hovered like pucks on an enormous air hockey rink, a strange combination of retro and futuristic, like a scene from a Jules Verne novel.
| Jun 13, 2012
| 12:15 AM
Mater's Junkyard Jamboree combines an old-fashioned whip ride with a spinning teacup platform to deliver a truckload of thrills much wilder than you might expect from its mild appearance.
The C-Ticket family ride is one of three new attractions opening...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 12:10 AM
Radiator Springs Racers is the kind of ride nobody but Disney can do.
The new $200 million attraction in the 12-acre Cars Land at Disney California Adventure brings to bear all the theme park giant's strengths and abilities: immersive storytelling,...