October 13, 2013
Some foliage in the Eastern Sierra is at peak; other areas have yet to turn. Learn where to find the best viewing spots from Big Pine to Mono County with the new Eastern Sierra Fall Color Guide & Map. It's free to download immediately, or request a copy by mail. The deal: Discover places such as Rock Creek Canyon, Parker Lake off the June Lake Loop and Conway Summit, which are along the California 395 corridor. Aspens, cottonwoods and willows put on a bright orange-yellow show at this time of year.
October 13, 2013 |
Old World architectural details take center stage at this Spanish Colonial Revival-style house in the Little Holmby area of Westwood. Elaborate ironwork, carved and stenciled beams and colorful tile, as well as a Prohibition-era bar hidden behind panels, are among original features. Location: 10571 Wyton Drive, Los Angeles 90024 Asking price: $2.895 million Year built: 1932 House size: Four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 4,243 square feet Lot size: 10,649 square feet Features: Rotunda entry, French doors, wood-paneled library, breakfast room, vaulted ceilings, balcony, sleeping porch, outdoor dining loggia About the area: In the first half of the year, 42 single-family homes sold in the 90024 ZIP Code at a median price of $1.82 million, according to DataQuick.
October 11, 2013 |
LAKE TAHOE - Under a golden canopy of quaking aspen, red Kokanee salmon swim up Taylor Creek on the south edge of Lake Tahoe to spawn just as their larger cousins do in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. In their wake come black bears, merganser ducks and other predators seeking to feed on the passing horde, which is estimated at up to 50,000. At times, it seems as if you could almost walk across the 2-mile-long creek on the backs of the colorful fish. Yet this annual October ritual of nature remains one of Lake Tahoe's better kept secrets.
October 7, 2013 |
Some parts of the Eastern Sierra are at peak, others have yet to turn. Learn where to find the best viewing spots from Big Pine to Mono County with the new Eastern Sierra Fall Color Guide & Map . It's free to download immediately or request a copy by mail. The deal: Discover places places like Rock Creek Canyon, Parker Lake off the June Lake Loop and Conway Summit, which are located along the California 395 corridor. Aspens, cottonwoods and willows put on a bright orange-yellow show at this time of year.
October 3, 2013 |
A veteran cowboy would seem to be a difficult subject to resist for a documentarian, as the cowboy life tends to be a potent combination of scenic beauty, storytelling richness and mythic personality. So even when it meanders, and "Running Wild: The Life of Dayton O. Hyde" occasionally does, director Suzanne Mitchell has a ready supply of landscape and lore to corral viewers back in again. The Michigan-born, Berkeley-educated Hyde, a gently grizzled, soft-spoken conservationist now in his late 80s, certainly earns his bio-doc credentials as the man behind a 12,000-acre wild-horse sanctuary in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
October 2, 2013 |
Jets Coach Rex Ryan is considering a color-coded play-calling system for rookie quarterback Geno Smith, who has 11 turnovers in four games this season. After giving Smith a vote of confidence earlier this week by saying there was no consideration to bench the first-year player, Ryan did mention Wednesday that there was one way to help Smith. The plays listed on Smith's wristband could be under three categories: green for aggressive, yellow for cautious and red for conservative.
September 28, 2013 |
Crayola has kept children artistically engaged for 110 years. The company's signature colored crayons still abound, but Crayola has also evolved with the times to satisfy kids' wow-factor yearnings. Enter the Crayola Wild Notes Black Journal , a 5-by-7-inch wirebound book with 70 wide-ruled pages of “magic” black paper. When Junior expounds on his travel adventures using the included metallic color-changing pen, the words and doodles manifest in neon hues. Crayola also makes a 75-page 8-by-10 1/2-inch Wild Notes Black Notebook, letting your little artist create even larger masterpieces.
September 28, 2013 |
Jennifer Tilly, who starred in "Bride of Chucky" and "Seed of Chucky," returns to "Chucky" land in the latest installment, "Curse of Chucky," part of a six-film package - "Chucky: The Complete Collection Limited Edition" - that Universal is releasing Oct. 8 to celebrate the killer doll's 25th anniversary. Tilly also appears in the high-school romance movie "The Secret Lives of Dorks," which opened this weekend, and in Wallace Shawn's "Grasses of a Thousand Colors," which will have its American premiere at New York's Public Theater on Oct. 7. How did you get involved with "Chucky"?
September 10, 2013 |
Apple's long-rumored low-cost iPhone is now official. The Cupertino, Calif., tech giant said it will release a polycarbonate iPhone called the iPhone 5C that will be available for as low as $99 with a two-year contract, according to numerous reports. The new iPhone model will be available in blue, gray, pink, yellow and green options. LIVE: Apple iPhone event Customers will be able to get the iPhone 5C with 16 GB of storage for $99 or 32 GB of storage for $199.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 2013 |
If you watched television in Southern California in the 1970s and beyond, it was impossible to miss Cal Worthington, the lanky pitchman in the cowboy hat touting deals on a sprawling car lot with his "dog Spot. " "Spot," however, was anything but a dog - think lion, tiger, bull, penguin, anteater, iguana, even a whale. And Worthington, the Oklahoma transplant who rode and wrestled with the exotic creatures in one of TV's wackiest and longest-running ad campaigns, kept the gag going for decades, building a cult following along with one of the most successful car dealerships west of the Mississippi.