| Jun 8, 2011
Joan Luther, a longtime restaurant publicist who began her career at the Brown Derby and Hollywood Park in the late 1940s and helped promote nearly every major chef in Los Angeles, died Monday at her Beverly Hills home after a series of strokes, according...
| Apr 15, 2012
| 9:39 PM
Let’s get this out of the way—the characters on “Girls” are kind of insufferable, kind of selfish, a lot self-absorbed and very much struggling human beings. They are upper-middle-class, white girl twentysomethings in 2012, after...
| Jan 15, 2012
Charles Price II, a banking executive who ran his family's Midwestern candy company before serving as U.S. ambassador to Belgium and then Britain, has died. He was 80.
Price died Thursday at his home in Indian Wells, Calif., family spokesman Michael...
| 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...
| Jan 27, 2012
Jean Webb Vaughan Smith, a member of the Reagans' inner circle who championed volunteerism as national president of the Assn. of Junior Leagues, died Wednesday in Los Angeles of natural causes, her family said. She was 93.
Smith joined the Junior...
| Jul 1, 2011
The Rev. Michael Wenning, the retired senior pastor of Bel Air Presbyterian Church who presided at former President Reagan's 2004 burial service in Simi Valley, died Tuesday at his home in Mission Viejo, one week before his 76th birthday.
The cause was...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 6:24 PM
Betty Ford, the widow of late President Gerald Ford and a co-founder of an eponymous addiction center in California, has died at the age of 93, according to the director of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum.
Ford died Friday evening with...
| 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...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 5:47 AM
"Now is not my time." Five simple words uttered by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Tuesday that officially keep him on the sidelines for 2012. Then again, if you ask him, he was never in anyways.
While some may view Gov. Christie's decisions to take a...