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February 10, 2012
'Journey 2: The Mysterious Island' MPAA rating: PG for some adventure action and brief, mild language Running time: 1 hour, 34 minutes Playing: In general release
April 22, 2014 | By Charles Fleming
When Norman Hajjar rides around the country, he rides around the country. The long distance driver has just finished an epic 24-day, 12,000-mile national tour, driving a stock Tesla S model electric automobile. Hajjar's journey began in the Pacific Northwest, traversing Washington and Oregon before crossing California from top to bottom and heading east -- to Maine, via Wyoming and South Dakota. Then he drove the Tesla south to Florida, then back north to Pennsylvania before turning west and retracing the route back to California.
January 4, 2012 | By Bettina Boxall
The lone gray wolf that has ventured where none of his kind have been for nearly 90 years has a new nickname: Journey. A first photo of the wolf, which entered California on Dec. 28, 2011, has also now been published, snapped by an unmanned trail camera in Oregon.  The wandering young male is officially known as OR7, the name given him by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife after biologists captured the wolf and outfitted him with...
April 21, 2014 | By Sarah Hashim-Waris
Clothes make the man. But what about the man who makes the clothes? ... In this case, for characters in the colorful, uber-dramatic world of Mexican freestyle wrestling. Manuel Quiroz is a well-known mask and gear maker for fighters across the globe, many in L.A.'s popular lucha libre circuit. His journey to be known as the "best of the best" as he puts it, is as finely detailed and at times dramatic as a character plot constructed for the very fighters he clothes. When he was an aimless teenager in Aguascalientes, Mexico, Quiroz's curiosity led him to toy around with his mother's sewing machine.
May 22, 2010
'Lost: The Final Journey' and series finale Where: ABC When: 7 and 9 p.m. Sunday Rating: TV-14-LV (may be unsuitable for children younger than 14, with advisories for coarse language and violence)
September 2, 2010
A Journey My Political Life Tony Blair Alfred A. Knopf: 702 pp., $35
November 11, 2011 | By Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Danish-born actress and filmmaker Dina Rosenmeier attempts to square her mother Jessie's seemingly obsessive need to aid the world's underprivileged children — while regularly leaving her own six kids back home — in the stirring, if inconclusive documentary "A Journey in My Mother's Footsteps. " Jessie Rosenmeier, 75 when this film was made, is dubbed here "The Mother Teresa of Modern Times" for her four-decade devotion to the welfare and international adoption of children in such countries as Kenya, Haiti, Korea and, especially, India.
February 10, 2012 | By Michael Phillips, Tribune Newspapers critic
In its own sweetly bombastic way the 2008 remake of "Journey to the Center of the Earth" did the job, the job being a 21st century 3-D bash starring Brendan Fraser - an actor who gives his all to the green screen, every time - and loosely based on the 19th century Jules Verne adventure, a natural for the movies. Its script proceeded from the idea that Verne, science fiction visionary, was in reality writing about real places and genuine fantastic phenomena only disguised as fiction.
August 5, 2013 | By Deborah Netburn
What's it like to be the Curiosity Rover on Mars? Watch this video and you'll find out. The two-minute video, released by NASA to celebrate the anniversary of the rover's first year on Mars, is composed of 548 images, all taken by the black-and-white fish-eye camera on the front of the rover. The camera's main job is "hazard avoidance," but the images it captures do a good job of telling the story of the robot's journey on the Red Planet so far. Over the course of the video, you see the rover testing out its gadgetry, driving across the cracked and dusty surface, then taking its first scoops of Martian soil.
February 26, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
There is no single route to the majors, but reliever Todd Coffey ignored most advice to begin his path. Tony Jackson at ESPN/LA tells Coffey's tale, a late-round draft pick by the Reds who took a low-ball offer they actually wanted him to ignore , and made it to the majors. The Reds' scouting director at the time was De Jon Watson, who explains. Also on the Web: -- Andre Ethier continues as his best/worst friend, arriving to camp with something of an attitude.
April 19, 2014 | By Louis Sahagun
Steelhead trout once packed the natural pools of Southern California's spawning rivers - that is, until the waterways were transformed into concrete drainage canals in the 1930s to protect the burgeoning flatlands from flooding. The last steelhead in the Los Angeles River was a 25-incher caught off a bridge in Glendale in 1940, two years after that stretch was paved. Today, the region's steelhead population hovers around 500 - 10% of what it was seven decades ago. "The good news is that steelhead are remarkably resilient if given half a chance," Jerry Schubel, president and chief executive of the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, said last week as crews were installing plumbing and temperature controls in an exhibit he said was designed to "reveal some of the secrets of this fish and inspire conservation.
April 15, 2014 | By Karen Kaplan
It's been five months since Comet ISON disintegrated after its close encounter with the sun, but skywatchers on Earth are still savoring its captivating journey. The comet's million-year journey from the Oort cloud to the center of the solar system ended on Thanksgiving Day 2013, when it came within 730,000 miles of the sun. The flyby pulled apart and melted the ice holding ISON's nucleus together, transforming the sturdy comet into a collection of pebbles and dust . "Tragically, on Nov. 28, 2013, ISON's tenacious ambition outweighed its ability, and our shining green candle in the solar wind began to burn out," astronomer Karl Battams wrote in a mock obituary for NASA.
April 14, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is typically reticent to discuss any topic with the media, but the one subject he has always made completely off-limits was how he escaped from Cuba. And apparently with excellent reason. An exclusive story in Los Angeles Magazine details his complex odyssey, a stunning tale of human trafficking, smugglers, a drug cartel, a staged kidnapping, betrayal, revenge and even alleged death threats. The monthly magazine said the lengthy investigative report took contributing writer Jesse Katz five months to piece together.
April 14, 2014 | Bill Plaschke
Seemingly from the moment Cuban refugee Yasiel Puig showed up at Dodger Stadium out of nowhere, arriving last June unwilling to discuss his unknown background, the talk behind the batting cages has been rife with unprintable rumors. There were rumors Puig was smuggled out of Cuba by members of a Mexican drug cartel. There were rumors he still owed the smugglers money, and that his life could be in jeopardy. There was talk about Puig being essentially owned by a Miami businessman with a criminal record who hired those smugglers in exchange for 20% of the ballplayer's future earnings.
April 11, 2014 | By Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times Art Critic
Unless one is Native American, getting a grasp of complex Native American spiritual cosmologies is not easy. And that distinction, which might be called a quality of profound otherness, is in essence what drives a fascinating show recently opened at the Autry National Center of the American West in Griffith Park. It's a story of survival, of a will to endure in the face of crushing opposition. And it is a story told through beads. "Floral Journey: Native North American Beadwork" might sound like a simple decorative display of ornamented handiwork.
April 11, 2014 | By Steve Appleford
Barely three months after their release from Russian prison, Masha Alekhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova sit outside a Santa Monica hotel, smoking cigarettes, insisting that their group Pussy Riot is not a band. "People sometimes think we are a musical group and think we can do a performance," Tolokonnikova, 24, says with a smile, leaning forward. Alekhina, 25, nods between drags, and adds, "But it's not true. We're another thing. " Still, the noise from a notorious one-song performance of "A Punk Prayer" inside Moscow's Orthodox Christian cathedral in 2012 was potent and outrageous enough to land the pair a nearly two-year prison stay in the Gulag for what prosecutors called "hooliganism motivated by religious hatred.
December 10, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Adam Shankman, director of the musical film adaptations of "Hairspray" and "Rock of Ages," has entered rehab, according to his rep. "Adam Shankman is currently seeking treatment in a rehabilitation center," his rep said in a statement to Us Weekly and People . "His friends and family support him and wish him well on his journey to recovery. " It is unclear for what the " So You Think You Can Dance"  judge was seeking treatment.  PHOTOS: Gay celebrities: Who is out?
June 16, 2013 | By George Diaz
Father's Day for Charlie Dean Leffler will be wrapped up in forced smiles, compassionate hugs and faces in shadows wiping away tears. He is surrounded by love today. Family, friends, daddy's co-workers and thousands and thousands of strangers who have yet to meet him. But it's not enough. It never will be. What comforting words are there in the Hallmark playbook when a 5-year-old boy loses his father? Jason Leffler died from a blunt-force neck injury suffered while competing in a heat race in the 410 Sprints division at Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J., late Wednesday night.
March 27, 2014 | By Hector Tobar
As even the most casual student of American history knows, Theodore Roosevelt was a larger-than-life figure. Besides being our 26th president, he was an outdoorsman, an explorer, a historian and a war hero. T.R.'s adventures on the campaign trail, the battlefield and on African safaris have served as material for many works of fiction and nonfiction. In "Roosevelt's Beast," the novelist Louis Bayard takes on one of his lesser-known exploits - his 1914 expedition to map a Brazilian rain forest waterway with an appropriately harrowing and mythical name, "the River of Doubt.
February 28, 2014 | Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Beckoning warmth, longer days, the open road. Wasting time, getting lost, letting curiosity be your guide. It's the season of wanderlust. So is it any wonder that for spring collections, many designers looked to the world of travel for inspiration? The destinations that inspired were far and wide, from the countryside of Japan (Joseph Altuzarra's sexy pencil skirts slit sky-high, in menswear-inspired ticking stripes or indigo patchwork silks inspired by traditional Japanese boro clothing)
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