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By Thanksgiving weekend, the prep work was well underway. All year long she'd been saving the boxes from stationery and from her nylon stockings, stashed with the Christmas ornaments. She'd made lists in her perfectly inscrutable handwriting. In our...
Tags: Butter Cookies, Cinnamon, Holidays, Christmas, Butter
L.A. UnleashedWe're asking experts in the animal-protection community to offer their insights on the latest animal news and fill us in on what their organizations are working on. Here, Best Friends Animal Society co-founder Francis Battista shares his take on a......
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterSydney Pollack, the Academy Award-winning director of "Out of Africa" who achieved acclaim making popular, mainstream movies with A-list stars, including "The Way We Were" and "Tootsie," died Monday. He was 73. Pollack, who also was a producer and actor,...
A father killed his wife and their three young children before fatally shooting himself in a northwest Maryland home, authorities said Saturday. Christopher Alan Wood, 34, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Frederick County sheriff's office...
GETTING THERE: From LAX, Southwest and United have nonstop flights to Sacramento. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $98. Nice is about a two-hour drive from Sacramento. WHERE TO STAY: The Tallman Hotel, 9550 Main St., Upper Lake; (707) 275-2244,...
Times Staff WriterSecond-grade teacher Crystal Mendez was in the staff lunchroom at 42nd Street Elementary in the Crenshaw district when an investment broker introduced herself and started talking up a retirement plan. Mendez, fresh out of college, thought she could trust...
Special to The TimesEXHAUSTED parents, collapsed on sofas in college admissions offices, tell one another this urban legend while waiting for the next campus tour. It's about one family who took their teenager to visit a dozen schools in Pennsylvania in three days. They...
The United States Mint -- you know, the guys who make your money -- issued a news release this week declaring that $130 refunds were being offered to anyone who bought a 2004 Lewis and Clark commemorative coin that was accompanied by a handcrafted pouch...
Tags: Lawyers, The Pope, Ceremonies, Casino and Gambling, Lotteries
Special to The TimesI was 3,000 feet above the khaki-colored foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains. To the west, I could see the bright line of the Pacific Ocean; to the east, the edge of the Central Valley. And straight overhead, an eagle carved the sky, a small shape...
French Laundry Chef's tasting menu, beverages, tax, tip $200.00 Harbin Hot Springs Membership, two nights' camping $70.00 Spa package 2 1/2-hour treatment, tip $185.00 Other meals $62.04 Gas $65.14 Final tab $582.18 CONTACT: The French Laundry,...
The following is a list of confirmed dead as of Monday. List compiled from sources including Pentagon websites, New York Coroner's Office, and Times wire services, by Times researchers Cary Schneider and Kent Coloma and Times staff writer Myrna Oliver....
Times Staff WriterNEPAL JOURNEY through Nepal but leave the camping gear at home on a 16-day women's trip. The tour, which will depart Oct. 12 from Los Angeles, will include two nights in Bangkok, Thailand. In Nepal, group members will travel from lodge to lodge in the...
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