| Mar 19, 2011
That guy Jack, of beanstalk fame? He was small potatoes. If you want real magic from beans, look no further than what has become of the lima bean and dairy empire of Orange County's Segerstrom family. It morphed into the gold of commercial real estate,...
| Dec 26, 2010
As a California Highway Patrol officer in San Luis Obispo County, Ernie Tripke had never heard of James Dean before Sept. 30, 1955.
But from that day forward, Tripke never quite escaped being asked about the day he responded to the two-car crash that...
| Oct 16, 2010
As photographer Richard C. Miller documented the construction of the four-level freeway interchange in mid-20th century downtown Los Angeles, he was overwhelmed by its man-made beauty.
"I saw it and just went out of my mind," he later wrote. "I thought,...
| Aug 21, 2011
Until recently, my relationship with central California's magnificent Big Sur coast was all about the drive. Ninety-three miles of zigzagging, fog-attracting, life-affirming, white-knuckling Highway 1 to savor from behind a windshield during the day and...
| Jul 16, 2011
Covering "Carmageddon" is driving some local television and radio stations a bit crazy.
One news director bluntly told the traffic reporter not to expect much sleep for the next two days. A news crew from another station will be living in a...
| Dec 12, 2010
Along the Richardson Highway in the Alaskan interior, "towns" — and that's being generous — often spring up for a single purpose: to provide food, water and, of course, fuel to passing motorists.
Mosquito Junction was once such a wayside. But...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s in-transit boulder –- now four nights into its 105-mile journey from Riverside County to the Mid-Wilshire museum –- pulled a double shift of sorts last night....
| Oct 28, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Sad but true, Frank McCourt's attorney is claiming Bryan Stow has to take some responsibility for the beating on opening day that left him in a coma....
| Oct 31, 2011
| 4:36 PM
A proposed toll on a 30-mile stretch of Interstate 15 in Arizona is drawing opposition from neighboring Utah....
| Nov 9, 2011
| 9:35 PM
A driver seriously injured a USC student in a vehicle accident in East Hollywood and fled the scene, Los Angeles police said Wednesday....
| Nov 10, 2011
| 4:34 AM
A 2-year-old boy in Santa Ana was killed by an allegedly drunk driver who police accused of fleeing the accident scene, authorities said Wednesday night....