Dear Amy: Several years ago, my husband and I visited his brother and wife for a vacation. We stayed with them and relied on them for transportation. One night, we went out to dinner. His brother ordered some fried pickles as an appetizer. My husband told him he had never […]

Dear Amy: I’m very active and adventurous. I started an annual tradition with my daughter to take her on mommy-daughter adventures for her birthday (like hiking, kayaking, horseback riding, etc.). We’ve done this for six years now and it’s been incredibly special. This year I decided to splurge on a […]

Dear Amy: My biological great-aunt and uncle adopted me when I was 2 years old. I am now 20, and I’m planning my wedding. My adoptive parents are my world, and I couldn’t be more grateful to them. I have a very close relationship with my mom, and plan on […]

Dear Amy: My sweetheart wants to plan a family trip. At first it just involved our household and one other household. Now it has expanded to include plans involving many other households. I am uncomfortable with this, and have said as much. The families involved have made suggestions to make […]

Weather: Sunny and warmer, with a stiff breeze in the afternoon. High in the low to mid-70s. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Nov. 1 (All Saints’ Day). Just before protests erupted in response to the killing of George Floyd on Memorial Day weekend, a video went viral: It showed a […]

Amy Seimetz with fellow filmmaker Kris Rey (on phone) who is a close friend. Their new movies, Seimetz’s “She Dies Tomorrow” and Rey’s “I Used To Go Here,” are being released on digital platforms on the same day. (Myung J. Chun/Los Angeles Times) It’s always nice when friends go through […]