| Dec 29, 2013
| 6:13 PM
Some Los Angeles grocery store customers will have to adjust to a lifestyle change come Jan. 1, when a ban on plastic bags takes effect.
As of Wednesday, the thin, seemingly ubiquitous carryalls will be illegal for all large grocers to distribute. Small...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 9:29 PM
Sixty-three years after his capture during the Korean War, Army Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Gantt was laid to rest Saturday in an Inglewood cemetery with full military honors in the presence of his widow.
Clara Gantt, 94, said she was happy that she had lived...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 8:08 PM
If longtime Life magazine photographer John Dominis had a specialty, it was that he was a supreme generalist.
He took famed pictures of Frank Sinatra and Steve McQueen, both of whom could be touchy with photographers, but Dominis won them over to the...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 7:42 PM
As we head into 2014, sports remains our guiding light.
On these pages, we read daily about the good, the bad and the ugly, and we haven't even gotten to Dennis Rodman yet.
None of what we digest on the Web, or each morning in the paper, is...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 8:21 PM
Longtime announcer for Padres
Jerry Coleman, 89, the longtime voice of the San Diego Padres and a former major league ballplayer whose career was interrupted by combat in two wars, died at a hospital Sunday, the team announced....
| Dec 20, 2013
| 7:18 PM
Army Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Gantt told his wife to remarry if he didn't come back from the war. She told him no. He had a hard enough time getting her to say yes when he proposed. He was it.
In 1950, Gantt went missing during combat in the Korean War. He...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 10:13 AM
Dennis Rodman is going through with his plans to return to North Korea this week to train the national basketball team and help celebrate leader Kim Jong Un's birthday, despite the recent execution of Kim's uncle.
Rodman has already visited the...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 10:57 AM
T.R. Fehrenbach never minced words.
In 1998, the San Antonio historian and newspaper columnist told Texas Monthly: "I don't believe in social science or all those tables and statistics. All the great historians have been great writers. But most of the...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 4:40 PM
A trove of Korean antiquities worth millions of dollars has been seized in San Diego.
The antiquities, nine seals dating to the Korean Empire and Joseon Dynasty, were in the possession of the family of a deceased Marine lieutenant who had served in...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 9:12 PM
BEIJING — An 85-year-old tourist from Palo Alto was buckled in his seat last month on a plane preparing to depart Pyongyang, North Korea, when a flight attendant pointed him out to two men in uniform. They promptly escorted him off the plane....
| Nov 21, 2013
| 8:49 AM
An 85-year-old tourist from Palo Alto has been detained in North Korea, prompting the U.S. State Department to issue an advisory against travel to the country.
Merrill Newman, a retired financial executive and Korean War veteran, was escorted off an...