| Sep 5, 2011
| 8:37 PM
Second of two parts.
COSTA MESA — Many nights she sipped tea and listened to other parents complain.
They questioned the academic rigor of Adams Elementary, the school just down the block. Some told rumors of Spanish speakers slowing down...
| Sep 11, 2011
| 8:39 PM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor James Gandolfini was born in Westwood, N.J., on this date in 1961. This birthday guy made his mark in television as Tony on the hit drama "The Sopranos" a role that has garnered him three Emmys and a Golden Globe. He has appeared in...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 6:22 PM
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2" was on the big screen, but the big event for Debra Provo was a visit by Michelle Obama.
The first lady addressed a crowd of about 800 before a showing of the latest Harry Potter film at Naval Air Station...
| May 31, 2012
| 7:42 PM
For every kid with a scraped knee, a skinned elbow, a bumped head and a torn shirt — the inevitable result of being very determined not to learn from one's mistakes — Maurice Sendak was your man.
For every kid who builds forts out of old...
| Jun 17, 2012
"I Am a Pole (And So Can You!)" (Grand Central: $15.99), Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert's bestselling satirical jab at the I'm-a-celebrity-so-that-qualifies-me-to-write-a-children's-book fad began as a joke during his memorable interview with the...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 12:54 PM
The Los Angeles Philharmonic will open its new season with a program that will focus on ballet and modern dance. The gala concert, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, is set for Sept. 27 at Walt Disney Concert Hall and is being organized in partnership with...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 8:36 AM
Popular children's author Maurice Sendak (shown here delivering a 2004 commencement speech at Goucher College) was the subject of a hilarious interview on The Colbert Report last night, touching on topics from Newt Gingrich (he wasn't kind) and kids (he...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 11:21 AM
British playwright Polly Stenham is still in her mid-20s, but she has received the kind of attention from the London theater power brokers — commissions, awards and lavish praise — that most emerging playwrights in the cash-poor world of...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 11:12 AM
Okay so even after I have had some times to process what happened at the Daytona 500. I mean seriously, that just happened? Jimmie Johnson really crashed out on lap two? Juan Pablo Montonya really ran into a jet drier that then exploded. And the race...
| Apr 1, 2011
Maurice Sendak will publish a new book titled "Bumble-Ardy" this fall....
| Apr 14, 2011
Springtime is Peeps time. For some people that means gobbling up the squishy sugar birds and bunnies that pop up in the supermarkets each Easter. For others, it’s become a tradition to submit Peep dioramas, paintings and sculptures to the......