| Feb 4, 2013
| 8:52 AM
“Warm Bodies” defied box office expectations and staggered to a $20-million box office haul. The box office prospects for the ......
| Jan 26, 2013
| 8:05 PM
I got into a minor fender-bender once near downtown Los Angeles and suggested to the other driver that we pull off the highway and deal with the matter on a safer city street.
She said OK, then disappeared.
Was she uninsured, or maybe unlicensed?
| Dec 23, 2012
Where is the John Muir of the San Gabriel Mountains? The Ansel Adams of the San Bernardinos? The Donner Party of the San Jacintos?
All right, maybe one Donner Party was enough. But Muir, Adams and company are among the reasons the inland mountains of...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 12:18 PM
If you think your smartphone’s fancy voice recognition software lets you text safely while you are driving, think again.
A new study by Texas A&M University’s Transportation Research Institute suggests that far from making drivers safer, the...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 7:54 PM
Dear Liz: My husband and I are recovering from a job loss four years ago. We used up all our savings and home equity. My husband is now employed, but we are struggling to keep ahead even with a salary of about $100,000. I was a stay-at-home mom for the...
| Jun 23, 2013
THE BEST WAY TO SOUTHEAST ALASKA
From LAX, Alaska and Delta offer connecting service (change of plane) to Bellingham, Wash.
Restricted round-trip airfares begin at $238. Alaska offers connecting service (change of plane) to Ketchikan and Juneau,...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Hands-free phone use while driving — for talking or, especially, for texting — is just plain dangerous, said researchers at the University of Utah who have studied distracted driving for more than a decade.
In a study funded by the AAA...
| Jun 14, 2013
It's always amazing that we need academic studies to state the obvious, such as the one in the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology a few years ago finding that people are happier during weekends.
No less amazing, though, is the knee-jerk...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 7:00 AM
From San Diego to the Central Coast, Southern California boasts dozens of casinos. Many of these are expansive casino resorts offering not just gaming, but first-class entertainment, four-star dining and spectacular spa facilities, as well. Here are a few...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 8:32 AM
Beware of the $16,000 cocktail.
Just in time for St. Patrick's Day partying, the Automobile Club of Southern California has calculated that a first-offense misdemeanor DUI conviction can now cost up to $15,649 in California.
That’s up 29% from...
| May 23, 2013
| 11:45 AM
Get ready for an expensive three-day weekend behind the wheel.
The Union of Concerned Scientists says that Americans will spend about $1.4 billion on gasoline over the course of the Memorial Day holiday.
Among those paying the most will be...