| Mar 6, 2010
Home Savings of America. Three words of modern democracy: Home (yours), Savings (yours) and America (ours). Together they formed the deceptively simple name of a business here in the Southland that may have issued the mortgage that built your house.
| Feb 27, 2009
Martin Eli Weil, a leading restoration architect and a past president of the Los Angeles Conservancy who was involved in the restoration of landmark structures such as the El Capitan Theatre and the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Storer House in the...
| Jan 30, 2009
Elise Mudd Marvin, a founding trustee of Pitzer College who also was a generous donor to the Los Angeles Philharmonic and other leading cultural institutions in Southern California, has died. She was 79.
Marvin died Jan. 13 at her home in Pasadena, her...
| Jan 16, 2009
James Thorpe, former director of the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens who helped raise the public profile of the institution, turning it into one of Southern California's leading educational and cultural centers, has died. He...
| May 14, 2008
Robert Rauschenberg, the protean artist from small-town Texas whose imaginative commitment to hybrid forms of painting and sculpture changed the course of American and European art between 1950 and the early 1970s, died Monday night, according to New...
| Mar 21, 2009
It's been said that there's no such thing as a free lunch -- but a free feast for the eyes is within reach at an L.A.-area museum.
The tally hereabout, not counting special exhibitions, can get as high as the $20 weekend adult admission at the Huntington...
| May 31, 2007
Savvy L.A. eaters know that to see the world — or at the very least, taste it — all you need to do is stay home. Paris, Singapore, New York — yadda, yadda, yadda. We'd argue that nowhere else can you find the ethnic varieties of cheap...
| Jun 18, 2008
A1991 photograph by John Humble shows Selma Avenue at Vine Street as a jumbled, architecturally constructed Hollywood landscape of office buildings, stores, asphalt and advertising billboards. Dominating the center is Angelyne, the cosmetically...
| Sep 6, 2008
WHEN THE current mortgage crisis ends, someone is going to make big bucks. Probably developers. They'll buy up houses at bargain prices, tear them down, put in a subdivision and start hawking mortgages. The L.A. investor's rule: It's never about the...
| Mar 14, 2009
Bruce Pavlik, professor of biology at Mills College and author of "The California Deserts: An Ecological Rediscovery," lectures on "Ecological Histories of the Desert." 10 to 11:30 a.m. $20 to $30. That is followed by Louise...
| Jul 18, 2010
Henry Clay Frick, J. Pierpont Morgan, Louisine and Henry O. Havemeyer in New York; J. Paul Getty, Norton Simon, Arabella and Henry E. Huntington in Los Angeles; Andrew W. Mellon in Washington, D.C.; Claribel and Etta Cone in Baltimore. Big names in the...