| Mar 31, 2010
| 12:59 PM
Usually prim and pretty, Emily Procter of CBS' Monday hit "CSI: Miami" (also seen on A&E Network in repeats) is sitting in the show's makeup trailer, covered in dirt, grime and ashes -- and that suits her fine.
"Fire in the hole!" she says. "This is my...
| Oct 11, 2009
Robert Hilburn was pop music critic for the Los Angeles Times for 35 years, from the psychedelic era to the emergence of the iPod. He witnessed many of rock 'n' roll's seminal moments and interviewed virtually every major pop figure of the period. All...
| Dec 21, 2010
Helen Chaplin, a sprightly senior executive at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel for more than 40 years who won the hearts of European royalty, heads of state, political pundits and A-list celebrities by attending to their whims as guests, has died. She...
| Jul 22, 2009
| 11:46 AM
The 100 Black Men of Los Angeles, Inc. (100 BMLA) presents its 29th Annual Gala Dinner. This annual event will be held on Friday, October 16, 2009, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.
Through this year's theme, "Moving the Village toward Visionary Leadership,...
| 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...
| Apr 24, 2011
For the Collectors Committee of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, April 9 was a big day. The museum's curators packed the morning with presentations of artworks they hoped to acquire, Patina served up lunch beside the Resnick Pavilion, and the evening...
| Apr 28, 2011
In 40 A.D., the fabled Trung sisters rode elephants into battle to free Vietnam from its Chinese invaders. Nearly 2,000 years later, Ngo Dinh Nhu fancied herself a modern-day Trung, defending her country against communist rebels and American imperialists....
| Nov 14, 2010
No one ever wants the wedding day to end. In the midst of pictures, toasts and cake-cutting, every bride and groom wishes for time to slow down. So couples are now coordinating elaborate wedding after-parties so they can have their cake and really enjoy...
| Aug 4, 2010
| 10:52 PM
A book club with a Hollywood sheen, the monthly literary luncheon known as Round Table West, took root in 1977 at a ballroom in the Ambassador Hotel and grew into the largest such gathering in the nation.
Public relations executive Marylin Hudson was one...
| Aug 11, 2010
"Christmas in August" is the annual sale all of Glendale awaits with baited breath — at least those who love the holidays and want an early supply of bargain trinkets, clothes, wrapping paper, buttons and bows. Members of the Glendale Assistance...
| Oct 20, 2010
Dr. Mildred Jefferson, a nationally recognized leader of the anti- abortion movement and the first black woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School, has died. She was 84.
Jefferson died Friday in Cambridge, Mass., said Anne Fox, president of...