| Oct 15, 2011
| 8:21 PM
It seems counterintuitive to say the most successful portions of the Orlando Philharmonic's tribute to great movies came when I forgot the orchestra was there.
But in this case, that's a compliment.
In the season-opening pops performance, the...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 2:54 PM
The Grand Old Lady of Laguna has no need for a facelift, but recently the Hotel Laguna's interior underwent an "up-do."
Georgia Andersen presided over the Oct. 13 rededication of the hotel to celebrate the extensive remodeling of its interior. The...
| Nov 6, 2011
These have been scrapbook seasons for Tom Hiddleston — over the last two years the 30-year-old British actor has worked with directors Steven Spielberg, Woody Allen, Kenneth Branagh, Terence Davies and Joss Whedon — but there is one snapshot...
| Nov 10, 2011
At least 90 percent of the stuff we use in South Florida comes through Port Everglages, handled by hardworking mariners. Such workers are increasingly under attack by the seagoing criminals known as pirates.
It's a scourge that many groups, including...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 9:44 PM
You've seen Errol Flynn's "Robin Hood," Frank Sinatra's "Robin and the Seven Hoods" and Mel Brooks' "Robin Hood: Men in Tights."
More novels, plays and movies have been written about Robin Hood than just about any other historical figure. Yet in this...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 5:52 PM
In August 2001, Dick Butkus was approached with a deal.
If he would record a radio advertisement, he would be given an EBCT heart scan. The scan normally would have cost about $15,000 and insurance didn't cover it.
"What the hell," Butkus said. "I hadn'...
| Jun 17, 2012
To the casual passerby, there's nothing remarkable about the 120,000-square-foot former printing plant fronting a sun-baked stretch of Vanowen Street in North Hollywood. There's nothing to indicate that, just beyond the double doors, gangsters are earning...
| Oct 10, 2012
Turhan Bey, 90, an actor whose exotic good looks earned him the nickname of "Turkish Delight" in films with Errol Flynn and Katharine Hepburn before he left Hollywood for a quieter life in Vienna, died Sept. 30 in the Austrian capital after a long...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 9:23 PM
Orange County residents have the chance to see one of America's classic car designs on display through Aug. 5 at the Lyon Air Museum.
The museum — at 19300 Ike Jones Road in Santa Ana, on the west side of John Wayne Airport bordering of Costa...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 1:34 PM
I'm a codger and I know it.
As my sainted father used to advise, when it comes to age-related stuff, you can't fool Mother Nature. And Mama Naturale has me pegged.
I'm absolutely primeval by the standards I employed when I reached the age of...
| Jan 9, 2011
Jan. 9, 1941: Sailor Pedro V. Rodriguez met Eva J. Sandstrum at a San Pedro cafe and after being invited to her home, had several drinks. However Rodriguez got tired of her repeated questions about his ship's cargo and its......