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  • Women & Children First starts fresh chapter with new owners

    Women & Children First starts fresh chapter with new owners
    Women & Children First bookstore enthusiasts, of whom there are legions, let out a collective cheer last week when the outgoing owners announced they were handing the reins to Sarah Hollenbeck and Lynn Mooney, current employees and friends to the...
  • 'Brando's Smile' biography goes below the surface to find the actor

    Susan L. Mizruchi was 12 and living in upstate New York when she turned on the TV one day and watched Marlon Brando playing Fletcher Christian in the 1962 version of the seafaring tale "Mutiny on the Bounty." She was as she described it "struck by the...
  • Daily Press owner to enter 5-year affiliation deal for Cars.com

    Daily Press owner to enter 5-year affiliation deal for Cars.com
    Tribune Publishing, the owner of the Daily Press, announced Tuesday it will enter into a five-year affiliation agreement with Classified Ventures to continue marketing Cars.com products after the sale of its online car shopping website to Gannett Co....
  • Time Warner Unveils $5 Billion Stock Buyback, Earnings Rise Thanks to HBO

    Time Warner reported results for its second financial quarter after outmaneuvering Rupert Murdoch's takeover play and shedding its publishing business. Despite the corporate drama, it was a stronger quarter than expected. Driven primarily by the...
  • Sherlock Holmes is really, really in the public domain -- really

    Sherlock Holmes is really, really in the public domain -- really
    If the last thing keeping you from writing Sherlock Holmes fan fiction were the licensing fees, wait no longer. A judge has ruled that Sherlock and the familiar elements of his stories are in the public domain and, in a strongly worded opinion, criticized...
  • Batman's top writer talks about hero's 75th anniversary

    Batman's top writer talks about hero's 75th anniversary
    It would have been nice to get all dramatic and scratchy-voiced right now and say that Wednesday, July 23, 2014, is the 75th anniversary of Batman, and that there can be only one Dark Knight. But that would be a lie. And it wouldn't be honoring the most...
  • Hit the books, a little cheaper

    Back-to-school shopping has started, and for college students, that means figuring out how to pay for at least one big expense: textbooks. The average student at a four-year public college spends about $1,200 per year on course books and materials,...
  • CBS profit falls 7% in 2nd quarter with softer advertising sales

    Broadcasting giant CBS Corp. reported 7% lower second-quarter profit due to softer advertising sales, including at its marquee CBS broadcast network, and lower program licensing fees. For the quarter ended June 30, CBS reported net income of $439...
  • Feisty Jimmy Piersall, 84, still full of opinions

    Feisty Jimmy Piersall, 84, still full of opinions
    The man who talked himself out of baseball jobs on both sides of town was still talking. Our cellphone call had long ago been dropped due to the accidental push of a button on his end, so whatever Jimmy Piersall was saying to me was only being heard...
  • Curt Gentry dies at 83; California historian co-wrote 'Helter Skelter'

    Curt Gentry, a California historian who wrote or co-wrote more than a dozen books, including a bestselling biography of J. Edgar Hoover and the true-crime classic "Helter Skelter" about the Manson family murders, written with former prosecutor Vincent...
  • Cal State looks for ways to drive down cost of textbooks

    Cal State looks for ways to drive down cost of textbooks
    It's the middle of summer and while many other students are hanging out at the beach or preoccupied with jobs, Elizabeth Rodriguez is emailing instructors for information about the books she will need as a Cal State Dominguez Hills junior this fall. Her...