Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Koretz has proposed raising the number of cats that Los Angeles residents can have in their homes from three to five. I know what you’re thinking: “Oh, no, I’m already over the limit. What will I do with Grumbles, Bumbles, Mumbles and Mr. Mumbles?”
You probably think the dead have returned to their graves since Halloween ended nearly a month ago. Au contraire, my friends! The dearly departed are everywhere present in Play Dead, an extravagant horror show that puts most Halloween haunts to shame in its capacity to summon spirits from beyond. Am I speaking literally? Aye, there’s [...]
If you are a first generation U.S.-born Mexicano like me, you have probably come to realize that there are three things in this world Abuela does not tolerate: missing one of her telenovelas, missing out on some good chisme, and missing the opportunity to send amalcriado, desgraciado, pendejo (misbehaved person) to go to la chingada. Show More Summary
When Frank Capra was looking for a location to double for the paradise of Shangri-La for his 1937 film, "Lost Horizon," it was the Ojai Valley he chose. A mere 65 miles northwest of L.A., Ojai is known for the "Pink Moment," when the...Show More Summary
Pope Francis has released an “apostolic exhortation” that revisits some by now familiar themes of his pontificate. One is the need for a church that is “bruised, hurting and dirty because it has been out on the streets.” Another is that Christians should condemn the “economy of exclusion and inequality.”
This week, schoolchildren across the country will come home from elementary and preschool armed with cutout paper turkeys and stories excitedly recounted about the first Thanksgiving, all those years ago in Plymouth, Mass. At school,...Show More Summary
Is John F. Kerry the 21st century’s Neville Chamberlain? And is it true that those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it?
The small group of reporters covering the president at particular events, in order to report them back to the larger group of White House reporters, is called the “pool.” The Times’ Kate Linthicum has been in the pool covering President Obama’s visit to Southern California, and herewith are the great liberties taken by me to edit her tidy prose reports into … a Beat poem.
Your Post-Thanksgiving treats include spectacular staged productions around town (and on screen). Happy Thanksgiving to all!
Chances are that if you want to comment on the Sacramento Bee’s new online comments policy, you can’t right now. At least, not at the Bee.
Los Angeles! It is big, weird, crowded and often daunting, particularly if you are only here for a short stay. Still, you don't need a ton of time, or even a car (no, seriously) to get the hang of America's second city. With just 24Show More Summary
Image courtesy of Hamilton Lund, Tourism NSW You're Invited! When: December 31, 2013-January 1, 2014. Where: The Best Places in the World to Celebrate the New Year Prepare to ring in 2014 in memorable fashion with GAYOT.com's Top 10Show More Summary
In 2009, then New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg made one of the biggest changes Manhattan had ever seen. It had nothing to do with Big Gulps. Bloomberg and his transportation czar Janette Sadik-Khan took a congested section of Times Square and closed it to traffic. Show More Summary
It's been just over ten years since Arnold Schwarzenegger's surprise governorship of California began. Winner by a landslide in the dramatic 2003 California recall election, Schwarzenegger was inaugurated on November 17, 2003 after a...Show More Summary
One of the best nights in the fag tank is the first. But before I get there, let me tell you a story that took place in the big house. When I walked in with my orange jumpsuit, a gorgeous African-American man came right up to me and stood by my side. Show More Summary
A special commission to review Los Angeles County’s child protection system convened for the first time on Aug. 1 — and then promptly vanished from the headlines. Whatever happened to the Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection?
You’ll forgive a poor person’s series of impulsive and bad decisions — eating junk food, smoking, having children with multiple partners. In an essay written to show the human side of poverty, Linda Tirado explains some of the rationale behind the self-defeating decisions she makes as a poor person.
It was the fall of 1960, just two months before the presidential election, and John Kennedy was making a swing through Los Angeles for a rally at the Shrine Auditorium. I was 11, and I was determined to be there. Kennedy already was my hero. Show More Summary
It sure didn't take long for Big Soda to royally double-cross Michelle Obama and the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) on their "Drink Up" water campaign. First, we learned that Coca-Cola, one of the official supporters of the...Show More Summary
OK, FDA guys, when it comes to that 23andMe genetic test I recently took, I just want to make one thing absolutely clear: My wife made me do it!