| May 1, 2014
| 8:20 PM
The state Assembly passed a measure Thursday that is less notable for what it would do — tweak the probate code — than for how it was crafted: by the public, in an online "wiki" page.
Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) announced last...
| May 4, 2014
| 2:47 PM
Big East visionary Dave Gavitt used to tell colleagues that the Final Four was proof that college basketball knew how to end a season. As for the best way to start it ... not so much.
Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany and his counterpart at the Big East,...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 10:16 AM
Fabian Forte, who in the late 1950s and early ‘60s was a teen idol who had a half-dozen chart hits in a year, says teen idols haven’t changed much. He says current idol Justin Bieber, who is besieged of late......
| Mar 13, 2014
| 11:19 AM
Do you spend a copious amount of time on Wikipedia? Harvard might have a job for you.
Harvard’s Houghton Library, home to the school’s collection of rare books, is looking to fill a newly created job: Wikipedian in residence. (And at $16 an...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 3:53 PM
A show about the late Weimar era vocal troupe the Comedian Harmonists bearing the title "Harmony" had better have memorable singing, and on that score this musical by Barry Manilow and his writing partner Bruce Sussman doesn't disappoint.
| Mar 20, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Thanks to some strange alignment of the planets, there were two competing, yet remarkably similar, news stories this week. Both involved the disappearance of things that should never get lost: an entire passenger plane and an entire country. But, at...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 6:33 AM
"Glee" brought back a bunch of awesome old faces for the first part of its two-part special.
The episode starts by pitting two of its most successful grads, Rachel and Mercedes, against each other. One is a future Broadway starlet; the other, a...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 8:36 AM
When John McCain was running for president in 2008, he often spoke warmly of his friendship with Hillary Rodham Clinton as an illustration of his ability to work across the political aisle. They had traveled the world together as fellow senators —...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 8:10 PM
To save some trees near her home, a longtime Costa Mesa resident is taking the city to court.
Earlier this month, Kimberly DeBroux, 59, filed paperwork in Orange County Superior Court that has effectively halted, for the time being, the removal of seven...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 8:45 AM
Sen. Ted Cruz will sign a mammoth book deal, the Associated Press reports, for a memoir/polemic to be published in advance of the 2016 election. The tea party favorite is rumored to have scored $1.5 million for the book.
Cruz's literary agent told the...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 11:27 AM
Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder who is holed up in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, has agreed to write a new book detailing his tussles with Google, his publisher, the independent house OR Books, announced.
The book is to focus on the...