I never imagined that I would have a short chat with Whitney Port's mom about mod podge and crafts. As a form of stress release during midterm season, I have been crafting D-I-Y drink coasters.
I'm still absorbing the impact and distilling the multitude of details that became the focus of last year. I'm still growing my eyelashes back (nature is funny like that), and there are a couple of fun-filled appointments with my plastic surgeon in the near future.
A team of neurologists at UCLA have demonstrated an unsettling link between Parkinson's disease and exposure to a fungicide called benomyl, which was used for decades on wide variety of fruits, vegetables and nuts before being discontinued in 2001.
The Senate should vote on ending or seriously reforming filibusters, but the implementation of the policy should be pushed off six years into the future.
The dream of a University of California education has been a historical driver of the upward economic mobility of California's young people. With the passage of Proposition 30, Governor Brown on Nov. 14 said the UC must think anew about how it does business.
How cool would it be for UCLA fans to be able to sit in their own section at USC's Coliseum? Wouldn't all the Baltimore Ravens fans out there enjoy sitting with fellow purple and black fans at a Pittsburgh Steelers game at Heinz Field?
All of the 2K Sports Classic teams: Alabama, Oregon State, Purdue and Villanova will need to improve to finish in the top half of their respective conferences. Oregon State was set back by the season-ending knee injury to starting center Angus Brandt.
Last month, I joined the NCAA Division I Board of Directors. My goal there is to help shape NCAA regulations in a way that makes sense for our student athletes. We need to respect (and protect) their role as students every bit as much as, if not more than, we respect their role as athletes.
You never know who may inspire you next. It may be the person standing next to you at the crosswalk or the student sitting next to you in class. Simple life stories and beautiful exchanges with just a nod, a smile and a crosswalk.
"Do you still want to get married?" my mother-in-law asked my future wife on the day we were to be married. Her intuition told her to be alert to prem...
In one of our favorite categories in the 2013 Unigo College Rankings, today's list features colleges whose students couldn't be more proud of their al...
This is a momentous week for immigration reform advocates in Congress. As a nation we are taking a step forward in a collective fight for immigration reform that respects the dignity of immigrant communities and recognizes their contributions to making our country great.
Of the 400,000 youth in the foster system nationally, 19,000 are in Los Angeles County. Our county has more foster kids than any other county and more than some states. What better place to create a new model than right here?
L.A. Times' Christopher Hawthorne continued his excellent series on L.A.'s boulevards with a piece on iconic Sunset Blvd. I was surprised that the critic didn't ride and record his observations from the painfully slow Metro # 2 bus.
College is not always the best option for every child, but each should be given the opportunity to consider going to college as part of their reality and not have the path automatically closed off to them, just because they are part of the foster system.
With tuition prices at exorbitant levels, parents today tend to rationalize their kids' choices of colleges the same way they rationalize the purchase of any "big ticket" item: through brand.