In order of recent employment
Their seven-year honeymoon led to a life in the restaurant business. Four decades later, Alfredo Carrillo, 65, and his wife Maria, 62, say that - like their marriage - they're keeping their eateries going strong.
The line between professional and amateur photographers is blurring almost as quickly as a digital snapshot takes to appear on an LCD screen. And professional photo labs may be the only ones who can tell the difference.
Victor Cuevas, president of PAC West, an El Segundo aerospace parts manufacturer, isn't afraid to throw off his business suit and get his hands dirty. Neither are his two vice presidents.
When Snaps the turtle went missing nearly three weeks ago, Don Pace figured he'd never see his children's pet again. But after an article appeared in the Daily Breeze and TV news stations followed suit, the phone started ringing. And ringing.
Golf holes, tees and water hazards were scattered throughout Alondra Park so visitors could play a makeshift game with a makeshift golf ball on grass that was painted vibrant colors. But this course isn't designed to compete with the two real golf courses next door.
The face behind the facial treatments is a testament to his work. Seventy-year-old Howard Murad has a virtually wrinkle-free face below his shiny white hair. But that could be expected from the head of the El Segundo-based Murad Inc. skin care products empire.
VOX DJs, based in Manhattan Beach, caters to weddings, corporate events, private parties as well as school functions. The company has a crew of DJs that include Kyle McCormick, owner KC Campbell and Roderick Gaerlan. And they are trying to scratch unprofessional stereotypes from the industry's turntables.
With Tokyo-based AUTEC rolling out its newest sushi-making robots, sushi chefs can say sayonara to mushy hand-mixed rice and clumpy maki rolls. Taka Tanaka, general manager of the Autec Inc. office in Torrance, talks about the company's machines that make sushi rolls and rice balls for high volume restaurants and catering businesses.
July 22, 2009 Some British Anglicans alter communion ritual to thwart the spread of swine flu.
July 7, 2009 Stars, fans, brave the rain for London premiere of 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.'
July 6, 2009 British Library Unites World's Earliest Known Christian Bible Digitally on the Internet.
July 4, 2009 Madonna pays tribute to Michael Jackson at London 02 arena where he was to perform.
June 29, 2009 Public funding for Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family cost British taxpayers the equivalent of 69 pence (US$1.14) each last year, according to published accounts.
June 24, 2009 Riam Dean, 22, alleged that the U.S. retailer made her work in the stockroom because she didn't conform to its "look policy."
June 21, 2009 Pagans and partygoers drummed, danced or gyrated in hula hoops to stay awake through the night, as more than 35,000 people greeted the summer solstice Sunday at the ancient stone circle of Stonehenge.
June 19, 2009 What's in a name? A history lesson found in London's streets names.
'30 Rock,' NBC's comedy series about a variety show, swept the 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Los Angeles Nokia Theater. The show was nominated for 22 awards, staking its claim as the most nominated series in one category.
May 16, 2009 WATCH: District-wide budget cuts were a death sentence for many Los Angeles public school arts programs. But at Inner-City Arts, teachers learn the tools to keep creativity alive in their own classrooms.
May 15, 2009 VIDEO: The exhibition of a bombed-out car in 'It Is What It Is: Conversations about Iraq' at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles is designed to provoke discussion about the results and consequences of the Iraq War.
May 14, 2009 SLIDESHOW: The Faces of Fullerton festival served up free fare and interactive areas encouraging residents to celebrate the city's diversity and learn about the community.
May 13, 2009 After surviving on his own five weeks in the wreckage after Hurricane Katrina, Smoke the dog's redemptive journey proves that sometimes an old dog can learn new tricks.
April 24, 2009 VIDEO: Coptic Orthodox Christians from the Southern California Diocese rallied together to donate bone marrow samples in an attempt to find a match for Mona Sourialle, a cancer patient and fellow Copt.
April 15, 2009 Civil-rights activists urged the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors to take swift action and close the central jail in the Los Angeles County Jail system after releasing a report that said conditions inside the jail ultimately led to mental illness even in healthy people.
March 10, 2009 Marcelo da Luz's record-breaking trip began in Buffalo, N.Y., in June 2008, and took him through Canada, Alaska and down the West Coast to Los Angeles' Canadian Consulate, where he and his solar-powered car made a pit stop.
March 2, 2009 Boise-based dance project Trey McIntyre Project introduces unconventional elements to ballet while managing to maintain many of its more traditional forms as well.
February 2009 Art sales that seem to be dropping to low, if not completely devastating, levels. All the same, the lack of sales has not discouraged artists from creating new works and vendors from exhibiting them.
January 21, 2008 A summary of the Orange County ballot measures
December 12, 2007 Police say the student brought the items in his backpack to the Newport Beach school.
December 6, 2007 Authorities look into the shooting and death of an unarmed schizophrenic man.
November 20, 2007 A high school freshman who collapsed during a 3-mile crosscountry race in September died from an inflammation of the heart, the Orange County coroner said.
Octoboer 17, 2007 The Orange County Board of Supervisors declared a local emergency in approving a $10-million project on a Huntington Beach channel. Many homes could be in peril.
Auguest 22, 2007 The owner of the Santa Ana store is cited for allaged substandard conditions and neglect.
August 18, 2007 A 73-year-old woman was found unconscious after she was accidentally locked inside a vault of a Bank of America. Authorities said she could have died.
March 8, 2007 Art review: The result of an art conference, Catalyst 18s Wonder-Room has a little of everything
March 1, 2007 Theatre review: The battle of the sexes has been raging since Adam and Eve, which probably explains why I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change is the longest-running off-Broadway musical comedy in history. It has no specific story arc, but the songs, dances and sketches effectively parody our oldest traditions of dating, love and 'til death do us part.
February 2, 2007 Theatre review: Bust out Aristotle's Poetics for this one. Steven Dietz's Inventing Van Gogh is the kind of moral tragedy the Great Philosopher would love to dissect, one that makes you question the value of your craft—and the value others place on it—about every three minutes.
February 15, 2007 Christopher Ho teaches amateur artists how to paint dragons.
April 20, 2009 Some of us just aren't meant for sports. Nor do we care to be.
A blog that addresses journalistic and political issues during August through May 2008.