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  • Battleship Iowa heads to permanent home on San Pedro waterfront

     
    Just after 3 p.m. Saturday, the battleship Iowa got underway on its final, 3.4 nautical mile journey through Los Angeles Harbor on its way to becoming a floating museum....
  • Battleship Iowa heading to final berth as San Pedro museum

     
    Hundreds of invited guests -– including Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa -- are set to board the USS Iowa to witness the battleship’s arrival this afternoon at its permanent home in Berth 87 on the San Pedro waterfront. The ship has been...
  • Historical restaurant lists presidents and gangsters among patrons

    Historical restaurant lists presidents and gangsters among patrons
    Even before its incorporation 53 years ago, Lighthouse Point has attracted good folks and Good Fellas. Cap's Place epitomizes that legacy, from its speakeasy and casino beginnings during Prohibition to what it is today, 81-years later -- a romantic and...
  • Book review: 'Great Soul,' a Gandhi biography by Joseph Lelyveld

     Book review: 'Great Soul,' a Gandhi biography by Joseph Lelyveld
    "I do not accept the claim of saintliness," said Mohandas Gandhi in 1920, when he had not yet been given the spiritual title of "mahatma." "I am prone to as many weaknesses as you are." These words are quoted at the very outset of "Great Soul," and...
  • Book review: 'Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage'

    Book review: 'Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage'
    Contemporary history is seldom as relevant and engaging as Douglas Waller's new biography, "Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage," which is — by turns — fascinatingly instructive and thoroughly...
  • Book Review: 'A Rope and a Prayer' by David Rohde and Kristen Mulvihill

    Book Review: 'A Rope and a Prayer' by David Rohde and Kristen Mulvihill
    A Rope and a Prayer A Kidnapping From Two Sides David Rohde and Kristen Mulvihill Viking: 362 pp., $26.95 "A Rope and a Prayer" is not the book David Rohde set out to write when he traveled to Afghanistan in 2008 on leave from his reporter's job at...
  • Book review: 'Irrepressible: The Life and Times of Jessica Mitford' by Leslie Brody

    Book review: 'Irrepressible: The Life and Times of Jessica Mitford' by Leslie Brody
    In their time, the daughters of the second Baron Redesdale, better known as the Mitford sisters, were an industry. Their trade, for the most part, was their mere existence — swanning about British society, leaving scandal and newsprint in their...
  • Book review: 'The Churchills: In Love and War' by Mary S. Lovell

    Book review: 'The Churchills: In Love and War' by Mary S. Lovell
    The Churchills In Love and War Mary S. Lovell W.W. Norton: 640 pp., $35 Intelligent and well-written, like all of Mary S. Lovell's biographies, "The Churchills" provides a vivid introduction to the family of English aristocrats whose nation-preserving...
  • Obama related to Pitt, Clinton to Jolie

    Obama related to Pitt, Clinton to Jolie
    This could make for one odd family reunion: Barack Obama is a distant cousin of actor Brad Pitt, and Hillary Rodham Clinton is related to Pitt's girlfriend, Angelina Jolie. Researchers at the New England Historic Genealogical Society found some...
  • The past haunts Richard Nixon's library

    The past haunts Richard Nixon's library
    The statues depict two old men relaxing in easy chairs. As others mill about the drawing room, the men engage in conversation, one gesturing at the other to underscore a point. For nearly 20 years the likenesses of China's communist leaders Mao Tse-tung...
  • The power of naps

    The power of naps
    When is it OK to catch some shut-eye on the job? Workplace snoozing has been the topic of an awful lot of water-cooler jesting lately — at least among those awake enough to remember their conversations. First, there were a rash of reported...