But there’s something wonderful about being there and loving them when their families have forsaken them.
One-third of parents whose kids were obese thought their sons’ and daughters’ weight was “about right,” a new study says.

As more American children become overweight and obese, parents are losing the ability to recognize that their kids need to slim down, the study found.

The Emmys red carpet has wrapped up, and the show has begun. Live coverage of the awards here.
Photo: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

The Emmys red carpet has wrapped up, and the show has begun. Live coverage of the awards here.

Photo: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Jimmy Kimmel is taking the subway to the Emmys.

And is tweeting the experience.

Meanwhile, stars have been arriving on the red carpet. See photos here, and get full coverage of the Emmys here

Officials say an earthquake early-warning system provided an alert 10 seconds before the 6.0 quake was felt in the Bay Area yesterday.

Officials say an earthquake early-warning system provided an alert 10 seconds before the 6.0 quake was felt in the Bay Area yesterday.

We live in L.A.; by definition, we’re already cool. Don’t try so hard, dude.
Green chile ice cream is a thing, and it goes on sale today.
Photo: Russ Parsons / Los Angeles Times

Green chile ice cream is a thing, and it goes on sale today.

Photo: Russ Parsons / Los Angeles Times

The United States has decided that monkey selfies can’t be copyrighted.
Photo credit: The monkey you see above. Although pointing this out is apparently unnecessary. 

The United States has decided that monkey selfies can’t be copyrighted.

Photo credit: The monkey you see above. Although pointing this out is apparently unnecessary. 

Since Obamacare, emergency room visits are down at L.A. County public hospitals, a Times analysis finds.

Since Obamacare, emergency room visits are down at L.A. County public hospitals, a Times analysis finds.

An estimated 63 trillion gallons of groundwater have been lost in the ongoing drought in the western United States, a study finds. The loss has caused the Earth to lift up, on average, about 0.16 inches over the last 18 months.
Photo: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

An estimated 63 trillion gallons of groundwater have been lost in the ongoing drought in the western United States, a study finds. The loss has caused the Earth to lift up, on average, about 0.16 inches over the last 18 months.

Photo: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

I am the attorney general of the United States. But I am also a black man. I can remember being stopped on the New Jersey Turnpike on two occasions and accused of speeding. Pulled over…. ‘Let me search your car.’ … Go through the trunk of my car, look under the seats and all this kind of stuff. I remember how humiliating that was and how angry I was and the impact it had on me.

Author J.D. Salinger’s secluded former home in Cornish, New Hampshire, is for sale for $679,000. Salinger bought the home in 1953, the year his “Nine Stories” was published. He sold it in the 1960s, but remained in Cornish.

"Whether or not Salinger actually wrote much in the house is something of a mystery," books reporter Carolyn Kellogg notes, but the stories “Franny,” “Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters,” “Zooey” and “Seymour: An Introduction” were published during the years he lived there. (“The Catcher in the Rye” was published before he moved in.)

Photos: Jim Mauchly / Mountain Graphics Photography

Toothless flying “dragons” ruled Earth’s skies for tens of millions of years, a new study says.
Image: Artist’s rendition from a study in PLOS One in 2008 shows a group of giant azhdarchids, Quetzalcoatlus northropi, foraging on a Cretaceous fern prairie. (Courtesy of Mark P. Witton and Darren Naish)

Toothless flying “dragons” ruled Earth’s skies for tens of millions of years, a new study says.

Image: Artist’s rendition from a study in PLOS One in 2008 shows a group of giant azhdarchids, Quetzalcoatlus northropi, foraging on a Cretaceous fern prairie. (Courtesy of Mark P. Witton and Darren Naish)