| Jan 26, 2013
| 12:57 PM
I walk around my neighborhood with a long-handled socket wrench now. The metal has a comforting heaviness.
I live in the Arts District in downtown Los Angeles, and two guys dressed like gangbangers robbed and beat me just past midnight a week ago...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 7:12 AM
Cool and breezy conditions are expected to give way to another rainstorm later this week, but forecasters say it should be back to clear, brisk skies by New Year's Day and the all-important Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena.
Gusty northwest winds...
| Jan 26, 2013
| 1:42 PM
Southland residents will likely have to deal with a little bit more rain this weekend before the skies clear and the region warms up next week, a meteorologist from the National Weather Service said.
Forecasters don’t expect any more steady rain...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 8:05 AM
A cold front from Canada that has settled in Southern California is expected to stick around for days, bringing snow flurries, scattered showers and low temperatures, forecasters said.
Temperatures were expected to stay in the 50s across much of the...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 7:45 AM
A storm barreling in from the Gulf of Alaska is expected to douse Southern California with rain and snow beginning Wednesday, prompting several mountain road closures.
Between a quarter and a half-inch of rain could drench the coast and valleys, while...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 3:43 PM
A recent headline from the Los Angeles Times, “Teens plotting attacks tend to tip their hand,” highlights a particularly difficult grammar problem.
Do plural teens really share a singular hand? No. But would it be better to make “hand&...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 10:33 AM
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) was one of a growing chorus of lawmakers who took to the weekend political talk show circuit to call for stricter gun controls, improved school safety and enhanced mental health measures.
Appearing on MSNBC the day after...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 7:30 AM
A cold front moving through Ventura and Los Angeles counties brought the overnight showers Monday is expected to linger until late Tuesday morning, after which dry, but cold, period should take hold for much of the week.
After the rain moves out,...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 12:58 PM
At the very back of our Glendale offices, in a cramped, ill-lit room, is a treasure trove of local history, art and the general debris from a 107-year-old business, a year older than the city in which it sits.
I have to admit, I rarely think about our...
| Dec 1, 2012
| 4:15 PM
NASA's Curiosity rover was designed to search Mars for places capable of supporting life. But the $2.5-billion mission has another, unofficial objective: To serve as a goodwill ambassador for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Caņada Flintridge at a time...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 9:11 AM
The California Department of Motor Vehicles is taking orders for license plates that mirror ones issued from the 1950s to the 1970s -- a program established under legislation introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silverlake).
The state needs 7,500...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 2:13 PM
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) on Wednesday announced plans to take up legislation to regulate low-flying helicopters above residential neighborhoods in Los Angeles County, saying voluntary controls for the "persistent fly-overs” were clearly...