| Jun 12, 2013
| 1:50 PM
Crashing waves, ocean spray and a seemingly endless sun-draped horizon … the setting of an oceanside wedding ignites imagination and romance. Be it barefoot in the powder-fine white sands of a tropical island or a few miles from home in SoCal...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 6:20 PM
SACRAMENTO — Ian Calderon's introduction to the family business began at the ripe age of 1.
His dad, Charles Calderon, then a state senator, staged a carnival for his son's birthday at their Montebello home in 1986. The senator used $2,000 in...
| May 21, 2013
| 8:39 PM
Last week, I visited a South Los Angeles woman whose story should embarrass us. It's a story that's not uncommon, and deserves the full attention of the next mayor of the city.
Alicia, whose full name I'm withholding because she's afraid her boss...
| May 11, 2013
| 10:04 PM
The pickup truck tooled around Highland Park on Saturday morning, loudspeakers in back crooning in Spanish: "Wendy, la Wendy. We're gonna vote. $15 an hour we'll make. Wendy, la Wendy, we're gonna dance. Eric Garcetti start crying."
A political mailer...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 7:36 PM
When investor Izek Shomof and his family bought the faded Hayward Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, it was home to hundreds of low-income residents, many living alone in single-room units.
He decided to keep the building as a residential hotel, so the city...
| Jul 7, 2013
Oh, the joy of being a dog. Especially a dog with wealthy parents, um, I mean owners.
More than a decade has passed since luxury hotels began throwing welcome parties for platinum-card-carrying pet owners .
But with pets a $50-billion-a-year industry,...
| Jul 13, 2013
If you are looking for a spiritual experience at a spa, think about what spirituality means to you.
"Spirituality means different things to different people," says Susie Ellis, president of the marketing company SpaFinder Wellness. "Today a spa...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 8:40 PM
Lisa Phillian has been a one-stop shop for hundreds of gay couples who wanted to tie the knot even before gay marriage was legal in California.
Want to say "I do" on the beach? No problem — she's a wedding planner. Need a marriage license? She's...
| Jul 13, 2013
Regarding "Bow & Wow!" by Rosemary McClure, July 7: I don't think people who have enough money for $500-a-night pet-friendly hotel rooms need to read your Travel section for tips. But silly me, a high school teacher on a budget, I thought I did. I'm...
| Jul 20, 2013
I was driving south on the 405 Freeway to meet my former high school boyfriend at a hotel. I had met up with him a few months earlier at a class reunion. Gone was the Tom Selleck mustache that had been part of his macho look in high school, but he was...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 4:52 PM
With San Diego's Comic-Con International expanding nearly every year, the annual pop culture convention has also accommodated the flourishing nightlife. […]...