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  • J. Paul Getty III dies at 54; scion of oil dynasty

    J. Paul Getty III dies at 54; scion of oil dynasty
    J. Paul Getty III, a scion of the Getty oil dynasty whose tragedies — mutilation by kidnappers in the early 1970s and an incapacitating, drug-induced stroke in the 1980s — brought into high relief the dysfunctional relations that beset his...
  • Fight Breaks out on California Assembly Floor during Budget Talks

    Fight Breaks out on California Assembly Floor during Budget Talks
    For the first time in 25 years, California state lawmakers passed a budget plan on time but it was not without a little push and shove.   A small fight between Assemblyman Warren Furutani (D-Gardena) and Assemblyman Don Wagner (R-Irvine) broke out on...
  • Our Laguna: Warm and witty honors for Laguna's 'rescuer'

    Ann Hutchinson Quilter has never been one to pat herself on the back, not even at a luncheon in her honor. Speakers at the Laguna Beach Woman's Club Woman of the Year luncheon heaped praise on Quilter for her accomplishments on behalf of the city. But...
  • Gatto, Portantino take issue with colleague's 'Soprano' quip

    Two local members of the Assembly with Italian heritage took umbrage at comments made Wednesday by Assemblyman Don Wagner (R-Irvine). In skewering the proposal to eliminate the state’s 400-plus redevelopment agencies, Wagner likened the plan to a...
  • Political Landscape: Schiff still fighting for genocide resolution

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and other advocates for a congressional resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide are taking a new tack this year, seeking both a genocide recognition vote and approval of a measure condemning religious discrimination...
  • Another kind of guide

    Another kind of guide
    The way to approach Texas is from space — you see the United States, the land mass south of everything looms up at the bottom of the country, Oklahoma rushes past, the sky gets dusty, boom, you're in a used-car lot outside Dallas, humid. Texas is so...
  • Ex-'Housewife Danielle Staub On New Reality Show 'Famous Food'

    Ex-'Housewife Danielle Staub On New Reality Show 'Famous Food'
    Danielle Staub, the former star of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" is now starring in VH1's new celebrity food competition show "Famous Food." It features a bevy of celebs --- Heidi Montag ('The Hills'), Danielle Staub ('Real Housewives of New...
  • Attorney: Chicago restaurant sparked Karzai brother's political interest

    Attorney: Chicago restaurant sparked Karzai brother's political interest
    Ahmed Wali Karzai found his political footing as he listened to fellow expatriates talk about their home country during the time he ran a restaurant in Lakeview in the 1980s and early 1990s, his attorney said Tuesday. The Karzai family owned the...
  • 'Victorious' Actress Ariana Grande On Getting 'Locked Up'

    'Victorious' Actress Ariana Grande On Getting 'Locked Up'
    Actress Ariana Grande, who plays Cat on the hit show "Victorious," stopped by to talk about Nickelodeon's brand-new hour-long special of Victorious on July 30 at 8pm called "Locked Up!." In addition, Ariana is also featured on the "Victorious" show...
  • Head of Chicago pension fund tried to collect an unearned union pension

    Head of Chicago pension fund tried to collect an unearned union pension
    James Capasso Jr. walked into a union pension fund office in 2002, announced he was retiring from Laborers' Local 1001 and applied for a pension. The request was curious, considering Capasso had never held a paying job with Local 1001. In fact, he had...
  • Homeland Security Targets "Most Dangerous Gang in America"

    Homeland Security Targets "Most Dangerous Gang in America"
    MS-13—a gang with roots in El Salvador and Los Angeles—was designated a “trans-national” criminal organization by the U.S. Treasury Department and the Department of Homeland Security on Thursday.  Consisting of more than 30,000...