Black licorice — trick, not treat

Though many parents might advise their children to not eat too much candy, the Food and Drug Administration this year warns candy-loving grown-ups to lay off black licorice. In a statement the FDA preaches moderation of the treat in adults over the age of 40 because eating more than two ounces of black licorice per day […]

Women feel equal to men, cadets say

Women have only been officers in the U.S. Army since the 1940s, but the female cadets in the USC Trojan Battalion Army Reserve Office Training Corp, which consists of UC Irvine’s, CSU Long Beach’s and CSU Dominguez Hills’ ROTC programs, say differences between men and women in the army have become less prevalent. In the […]

Knott’s Halloween Haunt mixes classics and new attractions

Knott’s 39th annual Halloween Haunt is at once chilling and exciting. Tonight marks the final night of the horror park, which includes 13 mazes, seven shows and loads of scary monsters, ghouls, ghosts, goblins and gremlins roaming around the park scaring Haunt goers. This year’s Haunt added three new mazes to the bunch (Invasion, Endgames […]

7 billionth baby born on Halloween — we think

The United Nations Population Division declared Oct. 31 as the day that the world’s population bumped up to 7 billion, adding to the exponential growth that added 1 billion people in just the last 12 years. Although population scientists will never know when the exact date of the 7 billionth baby will be born, the […]


Fans gathered outside of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum as early as 3:30 a.m. on Saturday to watch ESPN’s College GameDay. ESPN broadcasted its pre-game coverage of Saturday’s football games from the Coliseum. No. 4 Stanford edged the Trojans 56-48 in triple overtime.