| May 17, 2014
| 11:55 AM
Sue Smart's birthday was three months ago, but she's still celebrating.
At 84, the Toluca Lake resident is rather busy in her 50th year as a country-music professional. A longtime fixture on the Bakersfield scene with her late husband Del, Smart has...
| May 20, 2014
| 4:27 PM
Developers of the proposed Millennium Hollywood project have begun to dig a trench to determine whether an earthquake fault crosses the property.
A trench study, considered by experts as the gold standard for fault-finding, began Tuesday on the...
| May 6, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Nearly a century ago, as Hollywood rose from lemon groves, St. Stephen's Episcopal Church was built on a steep slope near Yucca Street.
But it was only this year that the pastor found out his church may lie atop an earthquake fault capable of tearing it...
| May 6, 2014
| 1:48 PM
The Times on Tuesday published an interactive video and map showing the California Geological Survey's preliminary map of the Hollywood fault zone, which runs along the Sunset Strip, into central Hollywood and then through Los Feliz.
The map allows...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 6:08 AM
The newest hotels in South Florida are already making a name for themselves.
Open just since March, the Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach has earned the top spot for the city on TripAdvisor, followed in second place by another newcomer, The Redbury...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 4:51 PM
In writing about what's being called “the train song” in the Beatles’ film “A Hard Day’s Night,” and recent efforts to identify the musicians who recorded it, at least one reader commented, “Why doesn’t...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Katy Perry has teamed with Capitol Records to launch her new label Metamorphosis Music.
The 29-year-old pop star has also announced that she has signed L.A-based Jordanian singer-songwriter Ferras as her first artist after exec producing his self-...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Paramount Pictures is offering Katy Perry's 71 million Facebook followers the chance to rent her 2012 concert-tour documentary, "Katy Perry: Part of Me," directly from the social site.
The launch is timed to promote Perry's Prismatic World Tour, which...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 2:28 PM
A dozen years after Doyle Lane's death, the work of the Los Angeles Midcentury ceramist (1925-2002) has caught the eye of such luminaries as actress Jodie Foster, Louis Vuitton artistic director Nicolas Ghesquière and artist Takashi Murakami. Lane's...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 2:30 AM
That was the title of one of Frank Sinatra's most popular Reprise albums, back in 1961. (In fact it was his first disc for Reprise after many successful years with Capitol Records.)
Well, there's going to be plenty of Sinatra-style...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 7:30 AM
The lyrical scene in Nightmare and the Cat's single "Alvarado" is a familiar one to Echo Park indie regulars. "Salvation was a light hanging in the street for the cars on Alvarado," sings frontman Django Stewart. "Spanish words advertising fast food...