| Oct 24, 2014
| 7:49 PM
Joan Quigley was a well-known astrologer, with books published and several appearances on national television, when she was asked in 1981 to take on the leader of the free world as a client. In secret.
In Nancy Reagan's memoir, "My Turn," the former...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 3:52 AM
It’s hard to say who provided the best cartooning material during the 2012 Republican primaries. The lunatic fringe voters, the ones who turn out for these events, dutifully produced a rich, colorful succession of front runners; Bachmann, Gingrich,...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 1:23 PM
It is hard to believe, considering our national fondness for the White House and its history, but new presidents used to sell off the furnishings from the previous administration in something like a garage sale.
In an attempt to make "the people's house"...
| Dec 11, 2011
Ron Fletcher, a former dancer and choreographer who helped popularize the Pilates exercise system when he opened the first West Coast studio in 1972, died Tuesday at his home in Stonewall, Texas. He was 90.
The cause was congestive heart failure, said...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 8:53 PM
A local artist has finished sculpting a Ronald Reagan statue, which will go up in a Newport Beach park by year's end.
Miriam Baker's statue of the 40th president has been fully modeled in clay, and is now in the waxing process. After a wax mold is made,...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 8:11 PM
I really didn’t want to go on the job interview, but my journalism counselor told me it would give me a boost to my career.
I had only worked at the Valley College library for two weeks when professor Leo Garapedian called me into his office down...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 6:25 PM
I’m amazed at how many Glendale residents fail to take full advantage of the great entertainment opportunities our city has to offer.
Topping the neglect list is the Glendale Centre Theatre. The recent production of “1776” was a...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 6:02 PM
Rex Scouten, whose 48-year career in the White House began with the Trumans and ended with the Clintons, and whose duties included helping first families transition to their oversized new home, died Feb. 20 at a hospital near his home in Fairfax, Va. He...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 1:22 PM
The so-called long goodbye, suffered publicly by Nancy Reagan and privately by so many others, keeps threatening to become cliché — or yet another memoir. As the U.S. population ages, dementias are proliferating, and so are their chroniclers. Memory...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 1:37 PM
Shoe designer Donald Pliner and his wife, Lisa, have bought a Bel-Air home from the estate of Jean Webb Vaughan Smith, a confidant of former First Lady Nancy Reagan, for $4.26 million.
The French-influenced house is entered through a two-story foyer...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 4:51 PM
Celebrity florist David Jones, who has worked for stars including Liam Neeson, Tony Curtis and Elizabeth Taylor, has listed his studio and home in West Hollywood at $7.995 million.
The first floor of the French chateau-style building contains his...