| Jan 16, 2011
Even when you tell people where Tioman Island is — that it's a patch of jungle off the east coast of peninsular Malaysia — you'll still get no glimmer of comprehension. Fine with me, because that makes Tioman everything I want in a castaway...
| Aug 22, 2010
Just an hour north of Sun Valley, Idaho's celebrity hot spot, lies the Stanley Basin — an amazing region surrounded by snow-capped mountains, spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife, with the Salmon River — also known as the "River of No...
| Nov 13, 2011
Beginning Monday, passengers at Orange County's John Wayne Airport will find more parking, more elbow room, state-of-the-industry check-in kiosks and an array of works from local artists. They'll also find more places to plug in a laptop and more places...
| Jun 8, 2011
Joan Luther, a longtime restaurant publicist who began her career at the Brown Derby and Hollywood Park in the late 1940s and helped promote nearly every major chef in Los Angeles, died Monday at her Beverly Hills home after a series of strokes, according...
| Nov 30, 2009
| 4:33 PM
'Tis the season for Christmas tree buying, and today there are more options than ever. There are farmed trees, which are grown in the U.S. and Canada and make up the vast majority of Christmas tree sales in the country; more than 28 million were sold in...
| Sep 30, 2009
| 4:34 PM
Bobby Paschal was a standout pitcher at West Hills Chaminade, then went to USC and Cal State Northridge before giving up baseball after playing in the minor leagues. Now he's the athletic director and girls' volleyball coach at Lakeview Terrace......
| Jan 20, 2009
Many a childhood was haunted by the images from "The Exorcist." (Remember the little girl with the spinning head?) But even though William Peter Blatty -- the writer of that novel and movie screenplay -- once owned this place, there is not a shred of...
| Feb 7, 2009
When Latin music superstar Jenni Rivera moves, she moves fast. Rivera recently closed escrow in seven days on an Encino home she bought for $3.3 million.
The 9,527-square-foot house she purchased is in a desirable neighborhood south of Ventura Boulevard....
| Feb 19, 2009
Mike Whitmarsh, an Olympic silver medalist in beach volleyball and a star on the professional tour for 15 seasons, was found dead Tuesday morning in the garage of a friend's home in Solana Beach. He was 46.
The San Diego County medical examiner Wednesday...
| Sep 5, 2008
| 10:21 PM
With airlines cutting back on flights and losing money by the billions, it may not seem like the right time to be starting one. But a former dot-com entrepreneur believes some traffic-weary Southern Californians are ready for a new way to get around.
| Apr 17, 2008
| 11:52 AM
For a decade, the French author and comic Phil Marso has been fighting a losing battle against the ubiquity of jangling mobile phones. He even tried to promote a cellphone-free day in February titled "A Day without blah blah."
Not that anybody noticed....