| Dec 2, 2013
| 3:00 AM
German graphic designer Benedikt Gross was flying into Los Angeles for the first time when he gazed out the jetliner's window and was mesmerized by the hundreds of shimmering blue swimming pools tiling the landscape below.
The image of all those...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 11:16 AM
Wildlife experts said Friday that most of the 50 pilot whales caught in shallow waters of the Florida Everglades this week had disappeared, a sign that they have likely swam off to their deep-water home.
A rescue team on Wednesday found dozens of...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 5:00 AM
It's showtime, so to speak. No, not on the basketball court at Staples Center, but in Playa del Rey, where Jerry Buss' mansion has come on the market at $5.95 million.
The custom Italian-style villa, built in 1998 by the late Los Angeles Lakers owner...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 8:15 PM
Penn State's ex-president and two former top school administrators were ordered by a Harrisburg, Pa., judge Tuesday to stand trial on charges accusing them of a cover-up in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
Prosecutors showed enough evidence...
| Jun 7, 2013
The water, Esther Williams once quipped, was her favorite costar.
With her beauty, sunny personality and background as a champion swimmer, Williams shot to stardom in the 1940s in the "aqua musical," an odd sub-genre of films that became an enormous hit...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 2:33 PM
Beaches across the country are being polluted with tainted runoff and sewage at a stubbornly high rate, putting swimmers at risk of getting sick, according to a new report by an environmental group.
The Natural Resources Defense Council found the number...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Lenny Krayzelberg, an Olympic backstroke swimmer, decided to retire from competitive swimming in 2004 after winning four gold medals for the United States. Knowing that he wanted to continue to work in and around the water, he set up a program for...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 5:52 PM
Can a wetsuit protect a diver from sharks? In Western Australia, where shark attacks (although still rare) have risen sharply, officials and scientists alike are testing whether the answer may lie in fashion.
So, when it comes to avoiding sharks, is...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 3:03 PM
Champion long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad admits she often was at loggerheads with the producer/director of “The Other Shore,” a new documentary chronicling her decision at age 60 to attempt to swim the treacherous, shark- and jellyfish-...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 7:33 PM
Hoping to make contact with a buyer
Academy Award-winning actress Jodie Foster has listed a home in Hollywood Hills West for $6.399 million.
The Spanish-style house, built in 1935, features a step-down living room with a cathedral ceiling, a screening...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 8:19 PM
Courteney Cox and her ex-husband, David Arquette, have put their Beverly Hills home in the Multiple Listing Service at $19.5 million.
The pristine property, designed by modernist architect A. Quincy Jones and built in 1959, was renovated during their...