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  • Curt Gentry dies at 83; California historian co-wrote 'Helter Skelter'

    Curt Gentry, a California historian who wrote or co-wrote more than a dozen books, including a bestselling biography of J. Edgar Hoover and the true-crime classic "Helter Skelter" about the Manson family murders, written with former prosecutor Vincent...
  • Bronze bust honors mechanic who helped Wright brothers take flight

    Long ago, Charles Taylor did the Wright thing for a pair of brothers and now aviation enthusiasts have done the right thing for the man who built the engine for the first powered aircraft. Taylor, a mechanic who worked in the Dayton, Ohio, bicycle...
  • Steve Martin brings banjo and laughs to the Hollywood Bowl

    Steve Martin brings banjo and laughs to the Hollywood Bowl
    The show started with a bang and ended with a bigger bang. In between, there were salutes to veterans, classic American marches, bales of lively bluegrass music and lots and lots of laughs. Emphasis on lots and lots. Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon...
  • Don't mess with Donnell Rawlings

    Don't mess with Donnell Rawlings
    Hecklers, beware: When comedian Donnell Rawlings performs at the Palm Beach Improv this weekend, he'll be ready with a counterattack. Known for his roles on "Chappelle's Show," MTV's "Guy Code" and its spinoff, "Guy Court," Rawlings got his start by...
  • Four cultural ways to celebrate July 4 in Los Angeles

    Four cultural ways to celebrate July 4 in Los Angeles
    The Fourth of July offers a number of opportunities to celebrate U.S. independence in a cultural setting -- the grounds of an art museum, perhaps, or the outdoor ambiance of a classical orchestra. Here are four local ways to observe this year's July 4....
  • White House naturalization ceremony carries added symbolism this year

    White House naturalization ceremony carries added symbolism this year
    Kamar Osei Harris joined the U.S. Air Force last fall for the reasons most service members cite: love of country and sense of duty. The fact that it wasn't technically his country didn't occur to the Canadian-born son of parents from Barbados and...
  • Was the Dreamers' sales pitch too clever by half?

    Was the Dreamers' sales pitch too clever by half?
    This is the lead of a story The Times ran the other day about a Fourth of July swearing-in ceremony for new U.S. citizens presided over by President Obama: “Kamar Osei Harris joined the U.S. Air Force last fall for the reasons most service members...
  • Saturday's TV highlights and weekend talk: 'Outlaw Prophet' and more

    Saturday's TV highlights and weekend talk: 'Outlaw Prophet' and more
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 29 - July 5, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES Buying Naked Nudists look to buy property...
  • Veteran files lawsuit against city of Burbank claiming age, sex discrimination

    A 48-year-old military veteran is suing the city of Burbank claiming age and sex discrimination after he was passed over last year for a job as a dispatcher with the city, records show. Last year, Toluca Lake resident Michael Naylor applied,...
  • California lawmakers weigh tax credit for bomber program

    A bitter fight has broken out between aerospace industry behemoths over fast-tracked legislation that could provide one company with an upper hand in an upcoming $55-billion competition to build a fleet of next-generation stealth bombers. On one side is...
  • Man slain on West Side had been suspect in wounding of 2 cops

    Man slain on West Side had been suspect in wounding of 2 cops
    Daniel Jones couldn't pull away from the gang life, even after a rough scrape with the law nearly three years ago when he was arrested for the shooting of two Chicago police officers but then let go. "At the end of the day, he was a grown man," the 30-...