| Feb 7, 2011
| 6:51 PM
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...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 8:03 PM
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...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 4:40 PM
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.
| Jun 16, 2011
| 5:14 PM
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...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 5:46 PM
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...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 1:12 PM
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...
| Jul 7, 2011
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...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 5:17 PM
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...
| Jul 18, 2011
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...
| Oct 12, 2011
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...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 5:54 PM
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...