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Frank Eddy pulled off his dusty boots and slid into a chair, taking his place at the dining room table where most of the critical family issues are hashed out. Spreading hands as dry and cracked as the orchards he tends, the stout man his mates call...
Times Staff WriterThe cab squirts past a blur of interesting-looking shops, overshoots the address, makes a neat U-turn and deposits us in front of a window with the word Ladro ("thief" in Italian) scribbled in red. We're in Fitzroy, one of Melbourne's inner-city...
It was a chance encounter in the charred landscape of Australia's deadly wildfires: A koala sips water from a bottle offered by a firefighter. David Tree noticed the koala moving gingerly on scorched paws as his fire patrol passed. Clearly in pain, the...
An Australian court has issued a blunt warning about the sexual predators a young driver faces in jail if he does not stop speeding, as authorities struggle to stop teenagers street racing. "You'll find big, ugly, hairy strong men (in jail) who've got...
Last of five partsIt was brutally hot, 108 degrees, and the wind was howling. Bushfires were raging in the hills, making their way inexorably toward the Baker farmstead at the foot of the Brisbane Ranges. John and Carlene Baker had moved here to get away from the hurly-...
Tags: Tragedy (genre), Children, Dog (animal), Australia, Vehicles
Fashion CriticMAC Cosmetics never met a cross-dressing diva it didn't like. Following in the footsteps of RuPaul, Amanda Lepore and Jeffree Star, Dame Edna Everage has teamed up with the beauty giant on a line of makeup arriving in stores Friday. Australian...
The Spare Room A Novel Helen Garner Henry Holt: 192 pp., $22 When a friend shares that she has late-stage cancer, compassion is easy to come by. We feel the shock of the diagnosis. We grieve for what may be ahead. We jump into action, volunteering...
Tags: Crimes, Health, Henry Holt, Murder, Joan Didion
Tribune Media ServicesEven Rick Springfield is surprised that his latest album -- "Venus in Overdrive" -- has charted higher than his 1982 breakthrough record "Working Class Dog." The latter spawned the hit singles "I've Done Everything for You," "Love is Alright Tonite" and,...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterBefore a single frame of "Spider-Man 2" was shot, Sony Pictures Entertainment launched a global effort to protect its summer blockbuster from piracy. During production, daily film footage was locked overnight in vaults. When Sony conducted preview...
Tags: Crimes, Culver City, Mass Media, AOL LLC, Trials
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIN its time, the now-disbanded U.S. Comedy Arts Festival held every March in Aspen, Colo., earned a reputation as the launching pad for offbeat comedians. Each year, the lanes of the mountaintop sky village hummed with Hollywood agents, network executives...
AustraliaMore than 200 people have died in Australian wildfires, the country's worst wildfire death toll ever, with hundreds of blazes in Victoria, some within 60 miles of Melbourne. Continuing drought and extreme heat have fed the fires, which largely...
LOS ANGELES -- A superjumbo jet, the world's largest, began regular service to Los Angeles International Airport Monday. The Airbus A380 double-deck superjumbo arrived from Melbourne around 7:30 a.m. It is scheduled to leave on its first commercial...
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