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  • Animal lovers' calendar: Weekend of May 22-23 and beyond

     
    Whether you want to adopt a new four-legged family member or simply learn about animal rescue from the comfort of your couch, the coming days and weeks are full of events sure to appeal to Southern California animal lovers. We've......
  • Sports Legend Revealed: How was the length of the Olympic marathon decided?

     
    OLYMPIC LEGEND: The current distance for the Olympic marathon was based on where Queen Alexandra was sitting at the 1908 Summer Olympics. STATUS: Effectively True. While over the years it has been passed in popularity by sports like gymnastics and......
  • 'The Biggest Loser': We have both a winner and a record-setter

     
    Michael Ventrella, who holds “The Biggest Loser” title for being the largest player to ever set foot on the ranch, has a new record: Season 9 winner. The 31-year-old DJ weighed a stunning 526 pounds, and weighed in at Tuesday's......
  • Animal lovers' calendar: Memorial Day weekend and beyond

     
    It's Memorial Day Weekend, and we hope you and your animal friends will be enjoy some well-deserved relaxation (while observing the ASPCA's Memorial Day pet-safety tips, of course). We've got the details on a number of upcoming animal-centric events in......
  • Teva Mountain Games begin Thursday in Vail, Colo.

     
    The Teva Mountain Games will kick off its eclectic mix of adventure sports, art and entertainment Thursday in Vail, Colo. The ninth annual event taking place through Sunday expects about 2,000 athletes to compete in 24 disciplines in eight sports,......
  • Animal lovers' calendar: Weekend of June 12-13 and beyond

     
    Whether you want to adopt a new pet, help Southern California's homeless animals or party with Betty White at the L.A. Zoo, there are many events sure to appeal to L.A.-area animal lovers in the coming days and weeks. If......
  • Racket, shirt from marathon Wimbledon match headed to hall of fame

     
    French tennis player Nicolas Mahut will donate a slightly used racket and somewhat-worn shirt to the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The racket and shirt were used by Mahut during his record-setting match at Wimbledon last week, when he lost......
  • Alison Brie preps us for 'Community' marathon on Thursday

     
    If you watch "Mad Men," Alison Brie probably caught your eye some time ago as Trudy Campbell, the dutiful and proper wife of ad man Pete Campbell. She dresses to the nines and knows how to get her way, even......
  • 'Dancing With the Stars': In full swing

     
    We’re at the halfway point of Season 10, ballroom fans! Six weeks in, seven contestants left and a whole lot of seven paddles from Len. This week upped the stakes even more for our contestants, as each couple had to......
  • My Turn: 'Little old lady' chalks up a marathon

    My Turn: 'Little old lady' chalks up a marathon
    I completed the Pasadena Marathon six months ago. I am 68 years old, 5 feet tall and have short, chunky legs. A stranger would consider me to be a "little old lady," as in the song, "the little old lady from Pasadena." But looks can be deceiving. When...
  • Sometimes it's not about the swift

    Sometimes it's not about the swift
    When I stood on the starting line of the Los Angeles Marathon this spring, my main objective was to beat my husband. This was to be John's first marathon and my 10th. After years of track and cross-country, where I learned to jab with my elbows and...