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Thanksgiving in Las Vegas: A holiday tradition for many Southland Asians

For years, the Chiu family tried Thanksgiving the traditional way. The Walnut family of four invited people over, cooked a turkey, bought a ham, and whipped up mashed potatoes and stuffing. But the turkey always seemed to come out dry and eventually everyone admitted they didn't really care for...

Moreno Valley leaders OK initiatives in favor of 40-million-square-foot warehouse

Moreno Valley city leaders on Tuesday voted to adopt measures that would help insulate a 40-million-square-foot warehouse project from environmental legal challenges. After the council council voted earlier this year to approve World Logistics Center, it quickly faced a barrage of legal challenges...

Laugh Factory Offers Free Meals And Entertainment On Thanksgiving

This is the 36th year the comedy club has provided a free meal to anyone who wants one. [ more › ]

How To Get To And From LAX Using Uber/Lyft And Keep Your Great Rating

Here are some tips on how to do it right when ordering an Uber or Lyft when traveling to and from LAX. [ more › ]

Catching a flight at LAX for Thanksgiving? Get there early

Trying to catch a flight home before the turkey comes out of the oven can feel like a marathon. There’s the congested roadways, the extra long airport lines and the extra short tempers associated with holiday travel. But on Wednesday, Los Angeles International Airport officials reported that things...

Sneak peak blogathon at “A Christmas Memory”

Last night was the sneak preview blogathon at the Sierra Madre Playhouse for “A Christmas Memory” based on a short story by Truman Capote.  This is a musical with live musicians, not canned sound tracks. I was captured from the get go with this play.  The performances by the cast were engaging and brought the […]

Man charged in the death of muralist shot while painting anti-violence art in Oakland

A 20-year-old man has been charged with murder in the shooting of a muralist who was painting an anti-violence community art piece in Oakland, authorities said. Marquise Holloway of Oakland faces one count of murder after 27-year-old Antonio Ramos was shot on Sept. 29 under a freeway overpass,...

Thanksgiving travelers will face snow-blanketed roadways in Northern California

If you’re headed for Northern California for Thanksgiving, don’t get snowed under. Snow levels are expected to drop Wednesday below 3,000 feet in the mountains and foothills. As a cold Pacific storm continues to move toward the Sierra Nevada, the snow line will plunge and temperatures will become...

Pasadena Chamber of Commerce's Paul Little Applauds LA's Minimum Wage Law

Pasadena Chamber of Commerce president Paul Little is ecstatic about Los Angeles' new minimum wage law. "Thank God for the LA City Council," Little was heard to say at the hearing held by the Pasadena City Council's Economic Development...Show More Summary

Making Haste Slowly: Jayme Odgers' Samurai Self-Portraits at Offramp Gallery, Pasadena

This essay is published in conjunction with Where Am I Today?, an upcoming exhibition at Offramp Gallery, Pasadena. One might think that a one-man show that brims with in-your-face self-portraits would smack of vanity, if not self-indulgence. Show More Summary

Amid drought, San Diego faces the opposite problem: too much water

The $1-billion desalination plant coming online next month in Carlsbad will fit right in with years of careful planning and investment in water supply in San Diego County. It will also worsen a peculiar San Diego problem amid a multiyear drought: an oversupply of water. Unlike other parts of California,...

Armed suspect arrested, uninjured during deputy-involved shooting in Rosemead

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were involved in a shooting Tuesday with an armed man in Rosemead, but the suspect was uninjured and later detained, authorities said. Deputies were trying to locate a man wanted in connection with a serious felony at a Motel 6 in the 1000 block of San Gabriel...

4 arrested in vandalism of Bay Area dam that caused loss of 50 million gallons of water

Under the cover of darkness, a group of vandals this spring slashed an inflatable dam in the Bay Area, sending millions of gallons of water into San Francisco Bay. The attack cost $1 million in damage, and, perhaps more destructive in drought-stricken California, wasted enough water to supply about...

Jury orders Kabbalah Centre and former director to pay $177,500 in sexual assault lawsuit

A Los Angeles jury on Tuesday ordered Kabbalah Centre International and a former co-director of the organization to pay a total of $177,500 to a former student who alleged the rabbi plied her with drugs and alcohol with the intent of raping her.  Last year, Jena Scaccetti sued the organization,...

Horns and body of Nola, rhino who died at Safari Park, to be preserved at Smithsonian

 The horns and body of Nola, the northern white rhino who died Sunday at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, are being sent to the Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington to assist researchers. Nola's death leaves only three northern white rhinos in the world - all in...

Santa Monica Mountains lions 'fast disappearing'

Scientific American takes stock and concludes "there’s simply not enough land for each of the several males left to establish new territory and find mates."

Driver held in Oregon collision that killed 3 from Costa Mesa

The driver involved in an Oregon crash that killed three fellow Costa Mesa residents in September has been arrested on a vehicular manslaughter warrant, police said. Costa Mesa police arrested Joshua Gibson, 28, at his apartment in the 600 block of Baker Street about 6:50 p.m. Monday, Sgt. Mike...

Extra, Extra: How The Arts District Has Evolved Over The Last Century

Bacon-scented underpants, an LAFD dog gets a theatrical role and more end of day links. [ more › ]

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