This section reflects a broader definition of health, from Southern California's world-class medical research institutions to L.A.'s role as a trendsetter in wellness. News briefs, features and enhanced coverage of behavioral health, nutrition, supplements and personal fitness. Regular Features
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Bodywork – A twice-monthly column exploring the latest news and trends in the fitness culture in Southern California.
|• ||Fitness Bound – A twice-monthly report on various sports and fitness activities, offering first-hand information on how to do them and what kind of workout they provide. |
|• ||Gear – What’s new in fitness and workout clothing, equipment and related gear. |
|• ||Getting Better - A recurring feature chronicling one person's solution to a particular health problem. |
|• ||Good Form – A weekly tutorial on to do a specific stretch or exercise. |
|• ||Healthy Man - A monthly column about men's health and wellness issues. |
|• ||Health Matters - A monthly column about how health policy affects all our lives. |
|• ||In the Lab - A weekly briefing on promising research or medical studies. |
Outdoors is the definitive source of journalism about nature, outdoor recreation and the environment for Southern California and the West. It offers a mix of stories, essays and service information representing the wide range of topics of interest to the diverse community of outdoors enthusiasts.
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Wild West – Christopher Reynolds writes weekly about his outdoor experiences in the American West.
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The Outdoors Digest – General outdoor news and information:
- "Field Guide" – A nature-watcher's companion to the outdoors
- "Outfitter" – Learn about the newest gear and gadgets, from the stickiest climbing shoes and the slickest board bottoms to the brightest LED headlamps and lightest water filters for outsmarting giardiasis.
- News Briefs
|• ||Semi-Secret – Periodic profiles of outdoor discoveries. |
|• ||Outdoors Institute – Julie Sheer's how-to column offers an up-close look at local adventures. |
|• ||Outdoors Almanac – Recreational and educational activities. The latest Southland fishing and sky reports. Outdoor recreation area closures. |
There is no place in the country with a food and wine scene as exciting as the one in California. Features on home cooking, entertainment, wine and restaurants. Regular Features
Highway One (Wednesday)
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The California Cook – Russ Parsons takes a creative, easygoing approach to seasonal cooking, with original recipes that complement the way we live, eat and entertain.
|• ||Matters of Taste – Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Shaw casts a discerning eye on the world of wine and food. |
|• ||The Review – Weekly restaurant reviews by S. Irene Virbila. |
|• ||Expanded Restaurant Coverage – Southern California restaurant news, S. Irene Virbila's four-star reviews and Counter Intelligence's visits beyond the mainstream. |
High-performance auto coverage includes reviews of the newest car models, latest automotive industry news and advice on keeping cars running at their best. Regular Features
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First Drive – Reviews of the top new cars and trucks
|• ||Your Wheels – Information you need to know if you own a car in Southern California. |
|• ||Events Calendar – Car shows and other automotive happenings in and around Southern California. |
Capture the full and diverse experience of home life in Southern California, from its rich history of architectural and garden styles to the latest trend-setting home designs. Regular Features
Calendar Weekend (Thursday)
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Inner Life – Architecture and design. Beautiful, dramatic photography of interesting people in interesting spaces.
|• ||Greening – Peek into private gardens that reflect the lush abundance of flora and Southern California landscaping designs. |
|• ||Electrons – Reviews of the newest high-tech gizmos, personally tested by The Times staff. |
|• || Wanted – The Times' picks of great new products on the market for both indoor and outdoor living, and where to find them. |
|• ||Personal Assistant – Service-oriented features on a variety of subjects, from how to polish antiques to caring for your pets. |
|• ||Between Us – How we live and relate to family, friends, neighbors and housekeepers at home. |
Whether it's cool jazz, hot rock, an exotic drink or an after-hours club, an urban adventure or one in your own backyard, this magazine-size weekly guide to going out includes exciting new features and more listings on the best, the newest and the most surprising. Regular Features
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8 Days – An expanded list of concerts, nightlife, clubs, theater, galleries, movies, museums and more.
|• ||The Arts – Features on movies, pop music, dance, performance art, the gallery scene, art exhibitions, museum offerings and "Buzz Bands," a column on the local band scene. |
|• ||The Alternatives – Stories on places, culture and lifestyle: |
- "Buzz Books," a feature on readings by bestselling authors
- "Crash Course," a quick look at interesting and unusual classes around town
- "Road Trip," a how-to guide to one-day urban adventures
- "15 Minutes with...," a conversation with the people who make the city work, from the valet at the Beverly Hills Hotel to the ticket-taker at the Mann Chinese Theatre.
|• || Going Out – These features capture the entertainment/dining scene around town: |
- "Single in the City," a column on the single life
- "Buzz Clubs," the club-goer and DJ scene
- "Critics Notebook," new dining options
- "A Night at...," the hip, hot night spots around town
|• ||Staying In – This section covers the latest DVD and video releases, as well as the home entertainment/lifestyle scene, from how to throw an anti-Super Bowl party to the newest Internet trends to the best chair for all those armchair quarterbacks. |
|• ||With the Kids – Features on places and events geared to families with children and explores both entertainment and lifestyle options, from the symphony for kids to how to start a rock collection. |
|• ||Final Shot – A destination page: |
- "Will Call," a rundown of which pop, theater and music tickets are going on sale
- "My Favorite Weekend"
|• ||Comics Plus – This pullout section features the daily black-and-white comic strips, Dear Abby and crossword puzzle. |