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  • Winds, rain showers to prevail most of the week

    Winds, rain showers to prevail most of the week
    Low pressures systems moving through the region this week are expected to keep the skies mostly gray, bringing them the possibility of rain through at least Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. In the tri-city area, there's a 40%...
  • Winds, chance of thunderstorms on tap for Southern California

    Winds, chance of thunderstorms on tap for Southern California
    A feeble rainstorm from Alaska could possibly trigger thunderclaps in Los Angeles County on Wednesday afternoon and evening, forecasters said. The National Weather Service said there is a 20% chance of thunderstorms across the L.A. area late Wednesday....
  • Mars shrinks chocolate bars; Nestle braces for tough 2012

    Mars shrinks chocolate bars; Nestle braces for tough 2012
    Those king-size Mars and Snickers bars in vending machines are about to shrink to a more princely size. By the end of 2013, confectionery giant Mars Inc.will sell only chocolate bars that are 250 calories or less, according to NPR. A full king-size...
  • Guidelines seek to end distractions, social media while driving

    Guidelines seek to end distractions, social media while driving
    The U.S. Department of Transportationdoesn't want you tweeting on Twitter, poking on Facebook, or giving a "thumbs up" to new music on Pandora when you're behind the wheel -- unless your car is parked. And to that end, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood...
  • Legislation would reduce fees for college students

    Legislation would reduce fees for college students
    Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) recently joined forces with Speaker of the Assembly John Perez (D-Los Angeles) to close a tax loophole that benefits large out-of-state companies and to use the billions of dollars collected to reduce fees for...
  • A book fair for the ages

    A book fair for the ages
    It's been long rumored that print is dead — the Internet its murderer. But after a trip to the California International Antiquarian Book Fair at the Pasadena Convention Center last weekend, I'm happy to report the rumors aren't true. The future of...
  • Restoring a sanctuary in Griffith Park

    Restoring a sanctuary in Griffith Park
    Los Angeles city dwellers once enjoyed a sanctuary of gnarled oaks, serene pools and exotic ferns on Griffith Park's southwestern edge. But four decades of neglect have left the 20-acre Fern Dell retreat a shabby relic of its former self, which is why a...
  • 'Tron: Uprising': An early look at Disney's return to the Grid

    'Tron: Uprising': An early look at Disney's return to the Grid
    The Grid, a world of shimmering, digital wonder, was introduced to moviegoers in 1982 film “Tron” and then taken to a new visual level in “Tron: Legacy” in 2010. Now the Grid is going to television and expanding with a wider...
  • Gay marriage foes to ask appeals court to review Prop. 8 ruling

    Gay marriage foes to ask appeals court to review Prop. 8 ruling
    Opponents of same-sex marriage said Tuesday they planned to ask a federal appeals court to reconsider this month’s 2-1 ruling that struck down Proposition 8, California’s 2008 ballot measure that banned gay marriage. ProtectMarriage, the...
  • Verdugo Views: Some soaring memories of El Miradero

    Verdugo Views: Some soaring memories of El Miradero
    Austeene Watkins grew up at El Miradero (now Brand Library) as the ward of her aunt, Mary Louise Brand. She married in 1909 and lived in Los Angeles, returning often for her uncle’s parties. L.C. Brand, known to Watkins as Uncle Les, enjoyed...
  • Family insists son who jumped from CV High roof was bullied

    Family insists son who jumped from CV High roof was bullied
    Days after their 15-year-old son died after jumping off of a third-story building at his high school, the parents of Drew Ferraro said they learned by reading his journal that he had been bullied by classmates in the last months of his life. "There was...
  • Disney strikes deal to distribute movies to Chinese cable viewers

    Disney strikes deal to distribute movies to Chinese cable viewers
    The Walt Disney Co.has reached an agreement that would bring Pixar Animation Studios' "Cars 2," Disney's"The Muppets" and other approved films to Chinese cable television viewers, broadening the Burbank entertainment giant's access in the world's most...