| Oct 19, 2012
| 7:46 AM
LOS ANGELES -- The LAPD said has opened investigations into a dozen unsolved homicides that occurred near places where the Manson family operated during its slew of murders four decades ago.
The revelation came amid a legal battle to obtain hours of...
| Mar 8, 2012
Maxwell S. Keith, the defense attorney for two members of the Manson family who went to prison for their roles in the grisly 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders, died Tuesday of natural causes in the San Luis Obispo County town of Templeton, his family said. He...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 7:19 AM
Amy Winehouse has been immortalised - as a teapot.
The tragic Back to Black singer is one of a range of quirky ceramics that feature offbeat famous faces.
Other subjects include teapot versions of Charles Manson, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,Kim Jong-il and,...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 3:49 PM
First published on March 20, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
It's not easy being the lungs of Los Angeles.
But Griffith Park, the foremost green space in a city notorious for meager parkland and abundant smog, endures bravely, maybe even...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 11:42 PM
Today is Friday the 13th – the first of three this year. To some superstitious people, it's a very unlucky day. To most, however, it's just another Friday and the end to a long work week.
In appealing to the superstitious, however, the...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 4:09 PM
This post has been corrected. See the note below.
After 11 failed bids for freedom, notorious killer Charles Manson, now 77, is up for parole later this month.
The parole board rejected his bid in 2007, saying Manson [For the record, 9:42 a.m. April 5: ...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 11:17 AM
CORCORAN, Calif. (AP) — A California prison panel denied parole Wednesday to mass murderer Charles Manson in his 12th and possibly final bid for freedom.
Manson, now a gray-bearded, 77-year-old, did not attend the hearing.
He orchestrated a series...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 7:32 PM
A Washington County board ruled Thursday night that two pit bulls were vicious and dangerous following a hearing in which a man from the Broadfording Road area testified how his dogs had been attacked.
Jeff Crampton said one of his dogs had to be...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 10:47 AM
What do you expect from a rock star? I just closed the back cover of Neil Young's “Waging Heavy Peace,” his big anticipated memoir (of sorts), clocking in at 500 pages (75 shy of the rock star-memoir mountain peak established by Keith...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 9:05 AM
Always In Trouble
An Oral History of ESP-Disk', The Most Outrageous Record Label in America by Jason Weiss, Wesleyan Univ. Press, 292 pages, $24.95 (paper), $11.99 eBook
While the music scene over the past half-century has been dominated by major...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 1:08 AM
Everyone has been talking about the shooting in Colorado at the Dark Knight Rises. Many of my friends, knowing I’m a movie critic, have asked my opinions. I’ve decided to share many of the thoughts on all aspects of the case, in this blog. I&...