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  • Kids tour Fire Station 1

    Kids tour Fire Station 1
    Five-year-old Zoe Edelman grabbed onto a fire hose Saturday and cranked the handle backward to let water blast from the nozzle. She and a few dozen other children were getting a taste of what it would be like to become a firefighter when they grow up....
  • 'Groundbreaking Food Gardens' presents 73 themed plans

     'Groundbreaking Food Gardens' presents 73 themed plans
    Go ahead, play with your food, Niki Jabbour seems to be saying in her new book, "Groundbreaking Food Gardens" (Storey Publishing, $19.95, paper). The author of the bestselling "The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener" and host of the radio show "The Weekend...
  • Bryan Cranston to Pen Memoir on 'Breaking Bad' Years

    His "Breaking Bad" character kept plenty of secrets, but it looks like star Bryan Cranston will reveal a few of his own as the actor is set to pen a memoir of his life and career. According to a New York Times report, Cranston's publisher, Scribner, an...
  • Ed Catmull's 'Creativity, Inc.' is a thoughtful look at Pixar

    Animation giant Pixar uses technology only as a means to an end; its films are rooted in human concerns, not computer wizardry. The same can be said of the new book "Creativity, Inc.," Ed Catmull's endearingly thoughtful explanation of how the studio he...
  • 4 Democrats in state, all freshman House members, facing tough elections

    4 Democrats in state, all freshman House members, facing tough elections
    At a recent reception in their honor, four of California's Democratic freshman House members posed for photos and beamed at well-wishers. But signs of the battles they face were hard to miss. Asked by a fellow politician how his reelection campaign...
  • Roxana Robinson to head the Authors Guild, succeeding Scott Turow

    Roxana Robinson was elected the new president of the Authors Guild on Wednesday; she takes over as Scott Turow completes his term. The Authors Guild is the largest federation of writers who have published books in the U.S. During the last decade, it has...
  • Book review: 'Eyes' with rare vision

    Book review: 'Eyes' with rare vision
    Shakespeare wrote that some people are born great and some achieve greatness, while others have greatness thrust upon them. "Open Your Eyes: 10 Uncommon Lessons to Discover a Happier Life" tells the story of a boy who might qualify for all three...
  • Campaign seeks to remove 'for boys' and 'for girls' from books

    A campaign in the United Kingdom that seeks to pressure publishers to stop titling and labeling children’s books as being “for boys” or “for girls” is quickly gaining momentum, with leading writers and at least one...
  • In the Pipeline: Western star in our midst

    In the Pipeline: Western star in our midst
    I received a note early this week from regular column reader Ron Terranova letting me know that he enjoyed the article about Jeff Lebow and the Harvest Club of Orange County. He also told me that since retiring he's been doing volunteer work,...
  • A Word, Please: Inside or outside quotation marks? Don't look to logic

    I've gotten a lot of emails recently about where to put periods and commas relative to quotation marks. The notes were prompted by a recent column in which I mentioned that, in American English, a period or comma always comes before a closing quote mark...
  • Artists return to MOCA board

    Artists return to MOCA board
    Capping 12 months that moved from a potential loss of independence to a chance at a fresh start under new museum director Philippe Vergne, L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art announced the return Tuesday of trustees John Baldessari, Barbara Kruger and...