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  • Eddie Fisher dies at 82; popular singer known for high-profile marriages

    Eddie Fisher dies at 82; popular singer known for high-profile marriages
    Eddie Fisher, one of the most popular singers of the 1950s who made headlines with marriages to — and divorces from — some of the most famous Hollywood starlets of that era, has died. He was 82. Fisher died Wednesday at his home in Berkeley...
  • Gloria Stuart dies at 100; 'Titanic' actress

    Gloria Stuart dies at 100; 'Titanic' actress
    Gloria Stuart, a 1930s Hollywood leading lady who earned an Academy Award nomination for her first significant role in nearly 60 years — as Old Rose, the centenarian survivor of the Titanic in James Cameron's 1997 Oscar-winning film — has...
  • A passion for produce

    A passion for produce
    Organic, sustainable, local -- everyone talks the trendy talk, but some foodies are taking the locavore message to heart. They're not only frequenting farmers markets, they're launching locavore supper clubs and recipe-rich blogs, and subscribing to CSAs...
  • Bijan Pakzad dies; Beverly Hills designer of luxury menswear

    Bijan Pakzad dies; Beverly Hills designer of luxury menswear
    Bijan Pakzad, an Iranian American designer of jewelry, fragrances and luxury menswear who ran a Beverly Hills boutique and was renowned as clothier to some of the world's most powerful men, died Saturday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los...
  • The Find: El Bolivar in Chatsworth

    The Find: El Bolivar in Chatsworth
    Almost every entrée and side order at El Bolivar in Chatsworth comes with a humble arepa, one of those innocuous little South American white corncakes. They're smaller than the palm of a child's hand. But take a bite, quickly: They're an utterly...
  • Kickstarter's growing grass-roots food scene

    Kickstarter's growing grass-roots food scene
    Kate Koyama moved to Los Angeles from Hardin, Mont., to work in film production, but then a year ago a new dream started to take shape: selling Native American fry bread tacos. She already had her own family recipe, passed down from her Aunt Bernice Cook,...
  • Judge strikes down Prop. 8, allows gay marriage in California

    Judge strikes down Prop. 8, allows gay marriage in California
    The federal judge who overturned Proposition 8 Wednesday said the ballot initiative that banned same-sex marriage was based on moral disapproval of gay marriage and ordered the state to stop enforcing the ban. U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker,...
  • Barney's Beanery rocks on at 90

    Barney's Beanery rocks on at 90
    It's a story so revolting and so legendary that it has achieved near mythical status. One night in the 1960s, during a particularly heavy bout of drinking, Jim Morrison stood up and urinated on the long wooden bar at Barney's Beanery in West Hollywood....
  • Remy Bumppo hires new artistic director

     
    Timothy Douglas, a New York-based freelance director with a raft of impressive credits at major theaters across the nation, is the new artistic director of Chicago's Remy Bumppo Theatre Company. Douglas, 49, will replace James Bohnen, the retiring...
  • Big Oil goes to college: a conflict of interest?

     
    Have hundreds of millions of dollars in grants from major oil companies compromised the ethics of energy research at such institutions as UC Berkeley, UC Davis and Stanford? That's what Jennifer Washburn, a longtime critic of academic conflicts of...
  • Federal Duck Stamp contest winner selected

     
    The artwork that will grace the 2011-12 Federal Duck Stamp has been chosen. Artist James Hautman, from Chaska, Minn., took top honors for his acrylic painting of a pair of white-fronted geese. Hautman had won three times before, in 1989,......