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.
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.
Wild West – Christopher Reynolds writes weekly about his outdoor experiences in the American West.
The Outdoors Digest – General outdoor news and information:
|•||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.
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.|
Highway One (Wednesday)
High-performance auto coverage includes reviews of the newest car models, latest automotive industry news and advice on keeping cars running at their best.
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.
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.|
Calendar Weekend (Thursday)
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.
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.|