California Gold

David Hall, co-founder of Professional Coin Grading Service, poses with some of 1,427 Gold-Rush era U.S. gold coins, at his office in Santa Ana, Calif., Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014.  A California couple out walking their dog on their property stumbled across the modern-day bonanza: $10 million in rare, mint-condition gold coins buried in the shadow of an old tree. Nearly all of the 1,427 coins, dating from 1847 to 1894, are in uncirculated, mint condition, said Hall, who recently authenticated them. Although the face value of the gold pieces only adds up to about $27,000, some of them are so rare that coin experts say they could fetch nearly $1 million apiece.  (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

California gold discovery spurs rush of theories

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Word last week that a Northern California couple found $10 million in gold coins while walking their dog has set off a Gold Rush of theories over who left behind all […]

03/04/2014

Huell Howser

Public memorial to be held for PBS’s Huell Howser

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A city councilman has announced a public memorial for the late Huell Howser for fans to honor the PBS host. Click to listen to LA Times’ Catherine Hamm talk with Maggie McKay about Howser and his legacy.

01/10/2013

Huell Howser

Huell Howser dies at age 67

Longtime Southern California television host Huell Howser has died, the Riverside County coroner’s office has confirmed. He died early this morning in Palm Springs at age 67.

01/07/2013