[¡Ask a Mexican!] And why do Mexican restaurants play such loud music?
See the update at the end of this post where the University of Southern California clarifies the doctor's ties to the LA institution.ORIGINAL POST, FEB. 15, 3:16 P.M.: The Medical Board of California has launched an investigation into 16 deaths connected to powerful narcotics prescribed by a Fountai ... More >>
The Los Al High grad and Minnesota Vikings punter is prying open America's last closet: major-league sports
Maybe it's the twinkle in their eyes. New research at the University of Washington shows that a lot of folks do have gaydar, the ability to size up a person's sexual orientation, simply by looking at their faces, although researchers say little is known about how such judgments are formed.
Before heading to the commissary for supplies, Anne Eng found the time to meet outside one of her favorite places, Diamond Jamboree's Lollicup. She quips about her adventures in driving the Panfiniti lonchera and how she prefers to spend her free time. While part one's answers may have a lot to c ... More >>
There are many factors that go into the growing of a great chile pepper: terroir, climate, seeds, proper irrigation and the like. But it seems that the latter attribute is the most important.
A paper recently published in the Health Affairs professional journal suggests that eating healthy foods costs more than eating unhealthy foods.Gee, thanks, Captain Obvious!The paper, by Pablo Monsivais, Anju Aggarwal and Adam Drewnowski of the University of Washington and based on a survey of 2 ... More >>
This edition of our weekly food roundup should be called "This Week in Junk" considering all of the stories related to Taco Bell, competitive eating and beer. We've got lots of other junk food stories, as well as some healthier ones, for you right after the jump!
Flickr user therealbruteGerman officials are now discounting news that the horrible E. coli outbreak spreading across Europe was not caused by contaminated bean sprouts, as they previously thought. It wasn't an entirely foolish theory, like that one that blamed the Spaniards for unsanitary condit ... More >>
Do your summer travel plans involve stepping onto a plane?Then you'll love reading this: while it's been a busy one for an industry still licking its financial wounds from 9/11, a battered economy and rising fuel prices, so many flights are being canceled that passengers are near-universally find ... More >>
Earlier this year, an impressive number of birds died near the mouth of the Santa Ana River. The cause of the deaths was never discovered. Today, the San Francisco Chronicle reports that seabirds all along the West Coast have been dying in exceptionally large numbers. This is the third year that s ... More >>
How the story of a high school basketball team ended up much more
There are few things lamer than Chicano yaktivists whining about negative coverage that shed light on sordid truths. It happened earlier this year when the Los Angeles Times published an epic four-part series on the once-proud United Farm Workers, an organization that went from the moral center of t ... More >>
The end of the world is coming, and some OC Christians cant wait
UCI physics professor takes on Michael Crichton, global warming
The trials of Elizabeth Loftus, defender of the wrongly accused
Scabs and Raiders on Labor Day weekend
Commie Girl goes shopping so you dont have to!
Rohrabacher torches latest global-warming report
Spying on civilians was part of El Toros mission