| May 12, 2011
Singer was Welk 'Champagne Lady'
Norma Zimmer, 87, the "Champagne Lady" of television's "The Lawrence Welk Show" and a studio singer, died Tuesday at her home in Brea. Her son, Larry, did not give the cause of death.
Zimmer performed on...
| May 30, 2011
In the early positioning in the race to succeed Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, most of the political energy is being generated by two candidates who are fighting for long-shot status. Developer Rick Caruso and investment banker Austin Beutner both want to be...
| Aug 29, 2011
First of two parts | Part two
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa doesn't like to talk about his legacy. He's still moving forward, plowing through the work that is left for him to accomplish with two years remaining. Like it or not, though, this is what faces...
| Sep 23, 2011
| 10:13 AM
Forest Lawn Museum in Glendale ushered in Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 through Oct. 15) with the opening of “Adelante! Mexican American Artists: 1960s and Beyond,” an exhibition of paintings, prints, sculpture and photography that...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 8:06 PM
Robert J. Kelleher, who helped lead tennis into the modern open era while serving as president of the U.S. Lawn Tennis Assn. and who later became a U.S. District Court judge based in Los Angeles, has died. He was 99.
Kelleher, who was also captain of the...
| Oct 30, 2011
John Pérez and I have been talking about the government and politics of California for 13 years. Some aspects of that conversation have changed: In our early conversations, he was the executive director of the United Food and Commercial Workers States'...
| Aug 27, 2012
It was more than 20 years ago that I covered my first meeting of the Los Angeles City Council. As I headed to the chambers, a colleague advised me to take special note of two members: Richard Alatorre, he said, understood city politics better than anyone,...
| Sep 23, 2012
There are a couple of assumptions guiding much of the civic conversation about public employee pension reform: first, that organized labor would fight any reform tooth and nail; and second, that labor's strong presence in Los Angeles would doom such...
| May 28, 2012
It's still very, very early in the campaign to become the next mayor of Los Angeles, but right now, it's City Controller Wendy Greuel who's playing the hot hand.
The only independent poll shows her in a tie with City Council President Eric Garcetti and...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 6:59 PM
As it has for the past 42 years, the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) gave more than 800 guests a wild evening they won't soon forget as the organization staged its annual Beastly Ball fundraiser this past Saturday.
Guests, dressed in safari...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 1:48 PM
Yay! Summer is here, and that means the outdoor music venues are tuning up. The peacocks are vocalizing with the Pasadena Pops orchestra in their new home at the Los Angeles Arboretum in Arcadia with programs in July, August and September; Music at the L....