| Jun 8, 2012
| 4:32 PM
First published on Dec. 25, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
Pity the rubes. Those wayward tourists who dawdle in their cars and tour buses along Beachwood Drive, enraging the locals as they haltingly seek that perfect Hollywood sign photo op...
| Feb 13, 2013
The top player in golf isn't in the Northern Trust Open field this week at Riviera Country Club and his name isn't Tiger Woods.
Rory Mcllroy, the Northern Ireland four-club clover who is still ahead of No. 2 Woods in the World Golf Rankings, took a...
| Jul 31, 2011
You could spend a solid year sniffing out cool spots for travelers in Venice, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades and Malibu — scores of hotels, hundreds of restaurants and bars, more than 30 miles of coastline. But you're new to the scene, or you...
| May 24, 2009
Wearing a gauzy blue two-piece costume that resembles a circus acrobat's uniform, Laura Martin climbs up an 11-foot steel pole in a move popularly called the "Caterpillar Crawl."
Aggressive and athletic yet fluid and hyper-flexible, she proceeds to blaze...
| Oct 10, 2008
Wren T. Brown recalls growing up in the 1960s in a modest South Los Angeles neighborhood off a lively Washington Boulevard corridor, invigorated by popular night spots, such as the Ebony Showcase Theatre, the It Club and the Parisian Room.
"It was a...
| Jul 30, 2008
Swimmers who will compete in the Beijing Olympics can pack light.
All they have to bring is a suit, goggles and a cap. For the synchronized swimmers, add hair gel and glitter. Throw in a robe or warmup suit and they're good to go.
Most track and field...