| 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 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"...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 10:36 AM
In his prime, writer Gore Vidal didn't have much nice to say about people, and he enjoyed sharing his opinions. On live television in 1968, he referred to fellow commentator William F. Buckley as a "crypto-Nazi" (Buckley responded by calling Vidal...
| Jul 29, 2012
The gig: David Jones, who owns a floral studio bearing his name in West Hollywood, has counted some of the world's most powerful people among his clients. From humble beginnings growing up in the Midwest, the florist has traveled the world —...
| Aug 23, 2012
Jean H. Reisenweber, a former secretary who was an active member of the Dulaney Valley Woman's Club, died Sunday from complications of dementia at Lorien Mays Chapel Health Center in Timonium.
The longtime resident of Towson's Campus Hills neighborhood...