• By LA Times   -   Dec 16, 2018

    I YANKED MY BOYFRIEND'S HAND AND CRASHED THROUGH THE GATE. CALL IT TACO PANIC

    Like many kids of my generation, I was raised consuming a plethora of cable news nightmares - children getting into that questionable...

    People, Women, Design
  • By LA Times   -   Dec 16, 2018

    RACING! FINAL DAY BEFORE RACING TAKES A WEEK OFF

    My name is John Cherwa, and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as we have another handicapping lesson from Rob Henie. The...

    Casino
  • By LA Times   -   Dec 16, 2018

    HOW THE RAMS AND EAGLES MATCH UP IN WEEK 15

    Rams (11-2) vs. Philadelphia (6-7) When Rams have the ball Jared Goff's efficiency took a dive the last two games, but the third-year...

    Philadelphia, Diving
  • By LA Times   -   Dec 16, 2018

    L.A. MOVIE OPENINGS, DEC. 16-23: 'MARY POPPINS RETURNS,' 'AQUAMAN' AND MORE

    Dec. 17 They Shall Not Grow Old Filmmaker Peter Jackson takes a look back at World War I in this documentary featuring rare archival...

    Look
  • By LA Times   -   Dec 16, 2018

    I SPENT THANKSGIVING ON THE 'WRONG SIDE OF THE TRACKS,' AND IT FELT JUST RIGHT

    When I was growing up, my family always traveled on Thanksgiving. But unlike the many Americans who spent hours on planes, trains and...

    Traveling, Car, Family, Travel, Cars, Destinations
  • By LA Times   -   Dec 16, 2018

    WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT EVERY NFC TEAM HEADING INTO WEEK 15

    Arizona: Rookie Josh Rosen completed a career-high 26 passes against Detroit last week after going three straight games with 12 or...

  • By LA Times   -   Dec 16, 2018

    A LITTLE SAFARI, A LITTLE BEACH, A LITTLE HONEYMOON AND A WHOLE LOT TO REMEMBER FOR ALL THE WRONG REASONS

    In life we are assured all too often that it is not the destination but the journey that matters. I'm not so sure. Consider my honeymoon...

    Life, Destinations, Beach
  • By LA Times   -   Dec 16, 2018

    ASK FARMER: HOW CAN OFFICIALS ACCURATELY MARK WHERE A PUNT THAT FLIES OUT OF BOUNDS ACTUALLY CROSSED THE SIDELINE?

    Have a question about the NFL? Ask Times NFL writer Sam Farmer, and he will answer as many as he can online and in the Sunday editions...

  • By LA Times   -   Dec 16, 2018

    WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT EVERY AFC TEAM HEADING INTO WEEK 15

    Baltimore: Joe Flacco threw for a career-high five touchdowns the last time the Ravens played Tampa Bay. This time he will be rookie...

  • By LA Times   -   Dec 16, 2018

    AFTER NEARLY TWO YEARS IN THE WHITE HOUSE, TRUMP'S LIES START CATCHING UP WITH HIM

    The exchange was as brief as it was definitive. Near the back of Air Force One in April, a reporter asked President Trump whether he...

  • By LA Times   -   Dec 16, 2018

    A LITTLE TUNA WITH THAT TINSEL: HOW WE CHEERED UP A VERY SAD BROTHER ON A CHALLENGING CHRISTMAS EVE

    Few family holiday stories begin: “Not all marriages go smoothly all the time.” But this was the case, many years ago, for a certain...

    Home, Holiday, Family
  • By LA Times   -   Dec 16, 2018

    SOME LA PENSIONS SO HUGE THEY EXCEED IRS LIMITS, COSTING TAXPAYERS MILLIONS EXTRA

    Dozens of retired Los Angeles employees are collecting such generous retirement pay that they exceed pension fund limits set by the...

    Collection, International, City, Los Angeles
  • By LA Times   -   Dec 16, 2018

    H.E.R. WENT FROM CHILD STAR TO ENIGMATIC R&B SENSATION - ON HER TERMS

    H.E.R. stayed true to her core and pierced the bass rattling sounds of rap with several EPs bursting with brooding, slow-dripping soul...

    Star
  • By LA Times   -   Dec 16, 2018

    WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU'RE MAD AT YOUR CREDIT CARD COMPANY

    Dear Liz: This past summer I was traveling in a foreign country and the email alert that a credit card payment was due did not reach...

    Traveling, Travel
  • By LA Times   -   Dec 16, 2018

    PATROLLING A LAND OF SECRET SIGNALS AND SIGNS ON THE TEXAS-MEXICO BORDER

    The report came over the radio from a Border Patrol agent perched on the riverbank: “We've got a raft with five bodies on it. Roma,...

  • By LA Times   -   Dec 16, 2018

    IN ROMA, TEXAS, RESIDENTS MUST CHOOSE: HELP BORDER PATROL, OR IMMIGRANTS?

    The bell over the door at J.C. Ramirez rang on a slow Wednesday afternoon as Border Patrol agents in green uniforms entered the western-wear...

    Look, Dress
  • By LA Times   -   Dec 16, 2018

    'TIS THE SEASON FOR 2020 PRESIDENTIAL FANTASY POLITICS

    For a certain type of sports fan there is no sweeter part of the season than the day after the World Series or Super Bowl. Why? Because...

  • By LA Times   -   Dec 16, 2018

    $100 MILLION FOR A WEDDING IN INDIA IS AN ABOMINATION

    To the editor: The people of India are on average very poor. Millions there live in squalid conditions. Yet multibillionaire Mukesh...

    Wedding, People
  • By LA Times   -   Dec 16, 2018

    L.A. IS EXACTLY THE RIGHT PLACE TO DITCH CARS FOR BIKING, TRANSIT AND WALKING - SO WHY RAISE SPEED LIMITS?

    To the editor: The state Legislature's reluctance to lower speed limits is not surprising, given that California includes many low-density...

    Cars, Car, Los Angeles
  • By LA Times   -   Dec 16, 2018

    VEGAN IS THE FUTURE OF FOOD, AND THE L.A. CITY COUNCIL SHOULD RECOGNIZE THAT

    To the editor: Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Koretz, in wanting to require that many Los Angeles food concessionaires offer at least...

    Food, City, Los Angeles