| Jan 2, 2012
| 11:56 AM
Thousands gathered under clear, blue skies Monday for Pasadena’s yearly spectacle of fantastical floral floats, high-stepping marching bands and colorful equestrian units.
Themed "Just Imagine," the 123rd Tournament of Roses Parade was expected...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 7:57 AM
On a sweltering morning deep in the San Gabriel Mountains, Katie VinZant donned work gloves and boots, hoisted a pickax and began bashing alien species.
The 31-year-old botanist enjoys a Sunday in the Angeles National Forest as much as the next person....
| Oct 15, 2011
| 11:10 AM
When a menu ranges from Mediterranean to Mexican to seafood to burgers, you can usually expect at best mediocre food. It’s like going to a movie starring Jim Belushi, Eric Roberts and Carmen Electra. Gerlach’s Grille in Pasadena is the...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 8:21 AM
A Los Angeles County sheriff’s dispatcher’s quick thinking and calm demeanor saved a woman and her small child after their car accelerator jammed as they headed toward an intersection.
Dispatcher Richard Engersbach was working the day shift...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 6:46 PM
A parolee suspected of shooting and critically wounding a parole agent in Lake View Terrace was detained Wednesday evening after an hours-long dragnet, law enforcement officials told The Times.
Multiple law enforcement officials who spoke to The Times...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 6:23 PM
Henk Postma fell asleep Wednesday certain the last person he’d be hearing from was his friend, Wes Kuykendall.
Kuykendall, an engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory who had just arrived from working on the Mars Rover launch in Florida, was...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 7:50 AM
A man who shot a 17-year-old La Crescenta high school girl to death after her prom night celebration has been granted parole despite opposition from the Orange County district attorney’s office.
Paul Crowder has been in prison for nearly 20 years...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 8:10 AM
Winds on the scale seen Wednesday night failed to materialize overnight Thursday, but officials warned that unstable air masses could still produce dangerous wind gusts through the weekend.
High wind advisories remained in effect this morning,...
| Sep 11, 2011
| 7:00 AM
On a quiet, one-way Pasadena street, a few doors down from a comedy club and where you must take caution not to get run over by little old ladies trying to parallel park in front of a medical marijuana store, El Metate Café is a family-run Mexican...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 12:40 PM
Is it sacrilege to love the chicken salad at a joint famous for its house-cured pastrami?
The Oinkster in Eagle Rock sells its pastrami and its home-cooked Carolina-style pulled pork by the pound, such is the clamor by carnivores. And its meaty...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 10:03 AM
Especially at this time of year, when relatives roll into town eager to live it up. It's fun to introduce them to L.A.'s ethnic dining scene, chase food trucks around town and stop in at the latest cutting-edge venues. But at some point, they may want...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 11:42 AM
On your right as you walk into Azeen’s Afghani Restaurant in Pasadena, a tapestry weaves a scene of Bushkazi, Afghanistan’s national sport, a sort of polo played with a decapitated goat carcass. On the wall on your left, a photograph shows...