| 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...
| Feb 17, 2011
| 1:21 PM
Take a picture, it'll last longer – much longer than any president's stay in the White House.
A recent exhibit at the National Geographic Museum is proof. With dozens of stunning photographs, "The President's...
| Feb 17, 2011
| 4:50 PM
Laguna's own "Antiques Road Show" rolled into town last week, and I wanted to get in on the action. Bonhams and Butterfields held its second art appraisal clinic at Laguna Art Museum, and for $5, professional appraisers mulled over everything from...
| 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...
| Jun 24, 2012
Actor-comedian Jim Carrey has listed his place in gated Malibu Colony at $13.95 million.
The two-story contemporary beach house features an open plan living room, family room, dining room and kitchen that lead to an ocean-facing deck. There are...
| Jul 1, 2012
Actor Pierce Brosnan and his wife, Keely Shaye Smith, are joining in one of coastal Malibu's summer rituals — putting their home up for lease.
They have listed Orchid House at $250,000 a month. Just in case the renters scuff up the newly built 13,...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 5:52 PM
A 30-acre equestrian property that was once part of ranch land owned by Ronald and Nancy Reagan when he was California governor is on the market in Murrieta's Tenaja Valley at $3.9 million.
The spread includes a 5-acre seasonally fed lake, a lakeside...