CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 2012 |
The shooting rampage, carjacking and kidnapping involving a Downey family had its roots in a Craigslist ad the family had placed in an attempt to sell their Chevy Camaro, prosecutors said Monday. Authorities allege that the gunman responded to the ad, and for reasons that are still unclear, opened fire in a bizarre series of crimes that began at the family's business and ended at their home. Prosecutors charged a parolee Monday with multiple counts of capital murder, attempted murder, carjacking and kidnapping.
May 27, 2012 |
Hong Kong - Times were good in the 1970s and '80s for Hong Kong comics - so good that one publisher was listed on the stock exchange and a newspaper dedicated to the genre published daily for two years. They were, in the words of Tony Wong, the creator of the Oriental Heroes action series whom fans, artists and scholars have dubbed the territory's godfather of comics, "the golden years. " In recent years, comics publishers here in one of the world's largest markets for the genre have slimmed down.
April 23, 2012 |
Timothy Potts, who was named director of the Getty Museum in February and who will assume the post in September, no doubt had a busy weekend. As was reported in the British media, the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, England, where Potts currently serves as director, is reeling from a major theft of ancient Chinese artifacts. The Telegraph reported that 18 items including a 14th century Ming jade cup were stolen around Friday evening. The missing pieces also include a jade-carved buffalo from the 16th century, a carved horse from the 17th century and a green and brown jade carved elephant.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 2011 |
Summers for eighth-grader Jade Larriva-Latt are filled with soccer and backpacking, art galleries and museums, library volunteer work and sleep-away camp. There is no summer school, no tutoring. "They need their childhood," says Jade's father, Cesar Larriva, an associate professor of education at Cal Poly Pomona. "It's a huge concern of mine, the lack of balance from pushing them too hard. " For 10th-grader Derek Lee, summer is the time to sprint ahead in the ferocious race to the academic top. He polishes off geometry, algebra and calculus ahead of schedule and masters SAT content (he earned a perfect 800 on the math portion last fall)
December 19, 2010 |
For years, my husband and I had wanted to take our children to London before the magic of "Peter Pan" and "Mary Poppins" wore off, before the older two became too jaded for the Changing of the Guard and double-decker buses, before they would rather hang out with their friends than go anywhere with their family. But the pound, at $2 a pop, was just too strong. Then last year the pound fell, our frequent-flier miles covered three of our five tickets, and we could proudly announce to our kids that we were going to London for Christmas.
September 16, 2010 |
A storm that thundered through New York City on Thursday turned the afternoon sky black, unleashed tornado-like squalls and stunned even jaded city dwellers with its ferocity, killing at least one person and stranding tens of thousands of evening commuters. Officials suspended access to overcrowded Pennsylvania Station in midtown Manhattan, where people were locked shoulder to shoulder after fallen trees forced a halt to commuter rail traffic. In Staten Island, Brooklyn and Queens, the boroughs hit hardest by the storm, locals used axes to hack at trees that in some cases had crashed across stairways and front porches, trapping people inside homes.