| Sep 5, 2010
Paul Conrad, whose fiercely confrontational editorial cartoons made him one of the leading political provocateurs of the second half of the 20th century and who helped push the Los Angeles Times to national prominence, has died. He was 86.
| May 6, 2010
For the past three decades, master investigative biographer Kitty Kelley has made her mark by writing penetrating examinations of living cultural icons, without their cooperation and independent of their control. Each of her four previous books on Frank...
| Jun 2, 2010
I've worked in organizations ranging in size from a handful to tens of thousands of employees. An interesting experience was when I was part of the formation of a public relations firm in Washington, D.C., called Powell Tate. I was one of a dozen...
| Mar 18, 2011
Richard B. Wirthlin, a pollster and strategist whose research, particularly on voters' personal values, helped steer Ronald Reagan's political career from his early years as California governor through his two terms in the White House, has died. He turned...
| Mar 25, 2011
| 9:48 AM
GLENDALE (KTLA) -- A private funeral service was held Thursday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park for legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor.
Taylor is being interred in the cemetery's Great Mausoleum, the same building where her close friend, Michael Jackson is...
| Apr 17, 2011
Former First Lady Nancy Reagan was reunited with old friends on Tuesday when she was guest of honor at the annual spring gathering of the Colleagues, a volunteer group that supports the Children's Institute in its work to help youngsters affected by...
| Dec 1, 2010
Virginia Knight, a former first lady of California who moved into the governor's mansion in 1954 as the bride of Goodwin Knight and was an early proponent of turning the residence into a museum, has died. She was 92.
FOR THE RECORD:...
| Dec 3, 2010
| 8:51 AM
NEWPORT BEACH — Muldoon's Irish Pub this weekend will revive the old mid-afternoon custom of friends coming together over a piping hot cup of tea.
On Saturday afternoon, sisters Lissi Kaplan and Sindi Rae Schwartz will host the first of many...
| Feb 5, 2011
| 2:01 PM
CAMARILLO (KTLA) -- One of Nancy Reagan's Secret Service agents accidentally shot himself in the hip on the eve of a weekend filled with celebrations for the anniversary of Ronald Reagan's birth.
The shooting occurred around 10 a.m. Friday morning at the...
| Feb 6, 2011
SIMI VALLEY -- When Nancy Reagan, aided by Marines from Camp Pendleton, lays a wreath at her husband's tomb Sunday, it will be to commemorate the centennial of his birth.
But in a nod to historical accuracy and to the Great Communicator's genial humor,...
| Sep 13, 2010
| 9:51 PM
IRVINE — A performance of the Ninth Symphony is always full of eagerness.
When is that massive choir in the back going to sing? When do the soloists come out? Is the third movement over?
Big questions, to be sure. But then, after some 45 minutes...