Q: I’ve been thinking about trading in my 2008 Silverado for a new truck. Just the other day my check engine light came on. I used the OBD scanner I bought to see what the code was. It said cylinder 1 misfire. This is creeping me out, as it sounds serious. The truck only has 80,000 miles on … Read More ⇒

I have long maintained that the significant per-capita increase in child and adolescent mental health problems since the 1960s is due to the collective embrace of a parenting paradigm that has proven itself to be not only dysfunctional but also dangerous — ironically, to child and teen menta… Read More ⇒

Several years ago, my partner and I spent a month in San Antonio, where his family lives. We were both unemployed at the time, so we spent the days driving around the city, exploring and eating all the wonderful food. We consumed a lot of chili. Read More ⇒

LOS ANGELES — Michael McDonald — not the musician, but the “MADtv” veteran who has starred in countless comedies over the last three decades — is looking to part with his Hollywood Hills home of 16 years. The Tuscan-style villa just hit the market for $2.979 million. Read More ⇒

Q: I recently took my 2014 Kia Soul in for its 7,500-mile service. I have a little over 31,000 miles on it; we are seniors and don’t do a lot of driving. Our service adviser told us all was well except for the battery. It is three years old, and the climate here in Las Vegas doesn’t favor th… Read More ⇒