| Sep 3, 2009
| 10:38 AM
BOSTON -- Sen. Edward M. Kennedy wrote in a memoir being published this month that he made terrible decisions after the 1969 car crash that killed Mary Jo Kopechne, but said he was never romantically involved with her and was haunted by that night for his...
| Sep 3, 2009
| 6:07 AM
Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, in a memoir being published this month, writes of fear and remorse surrounding the 1969 car accident on Chappaquiddick Island that left a woman dead, and says he accepted the finding that a lone gunman assassinated...
| Aug 23, 2009
Doris Brin Walker, a radical lawyer who fought anti-communist hysteria in the 1950s and helped clear activist Angela Davis of murder and kidnapping charges in the 1970s, died of a stroke Aug. 13 at a San Francisco hospital, her daughter, Emily Roberson,...
| Jul 1, 2009
Pretty faces and promising careers tend to flash across our local political firmament with the frequency of shooting stars -- and with about as much effect. But for more than two decades, the most consequential elected official in Southern California...
| Dec 9, 2009
It is odd how history often bequeaths to us iconic names bereft of personality.
Helen Gahagan Douglas, once a paladin of California's progressive politics and a congressional stalwart of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal, is such a name. To the extent she'...
| Dec 7, 2009
Within a few weeks, the embattled and belittled California Legislature will take one of two actions:
* Approve state Sen. Abel Maldonado's nomination by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to be lieutenant governor because that's the smart and right thing to do....
| Nov 29, 2009
The Life and Constitution
of Supreme Court Justice
Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 436 pp., $28
To begin, a few snapshots from the life of Justice Antonin Scalia:
* As a young boy, he...
| Sep 25, 2009
| 11:09 AM
Firefighters say they're making great progress against the 17,500-acre fire near Moorpark.
Guiberson Fire Fast Facts
- Fire has burned 17,500 acres
- 25 homes threatened
- 2 Evacuation center established
- Large animal evacuation areas available
| Feb 26, 2010
Sieg Lindstrom, the last proprietor of Fowler Brothers, a storied bookstore and stationery shop co-founded by his grandfather in 1888 in downtown Los Angeles, has died. He was 82.
Lindstrom died Feb. 11 at Foothill Presbyterian Hospital in Glendora of...
| Apr 23, 1994
Richard Nixon, who strode the world stage for decades and was the only American President to resign his office to avoid impeachment, died Friday night, four days after suffering a stroke. He was 81 years old.
A spokesman said Nixon, the nation's 37th...