| Feb 22, 2010
| 9:54 AM
CALABASAS, Calif. -- Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker is defending himself after he was involved in a scuffle with paparazzi outside a Calabasas restaurant.
Sheriff's deputies were called to the Commons at Calabasas around 8:00 a.m. Sunday after a group...
| Jul 11, 2009
Tom Wilkes, a Grammy Award-winning art director and album cover designer whose work included albums for the Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, Neil Young and other music legends, has died. He was 69.
Wilkes, who was diagnosed with a form of amyotrophic...
| Oct 21, 2007
Campsite reservations are a must and can be made at Reserve America at (800) 444-7275 or www.reserveamerica.com. Check for last-minute cancellations.
From Santa Monica, drive north on Pacific Coast Highway to Malibu. Turn...
| Aug 16, 2007
Angelo Mozilo, chief executive of Countrywide Financial Corp., has been fond of saying that the company became America'sNo. 1 mortgage lender by being smarter than the competition.
In a harangue to Wall Street analysts early last year, the combative...
| Nov 4, 2007
Power lines are the suspected culprit behind at least five of the 12 major fires that burned in Southern California last week, including the Witch fire, which burned nearly 200,000 acres, destroyed 1,041 homes and killed two people.
Although acts of...
| Nov 17, 2008
A lull in the fierce, desert-born Santa Ana winds that pushed three devastating wildfires through Southern California delivered the first major break in days to fire crews from Anaheim Hills to Santa Barbara on Sunday, although authorities warned that...
| Apr 16, 2009
To understand the changes roiling once-sleepy Malibu, check out the new $25-million shopping center that finally opens Saturday at the junction of Pacific Coast Highway and Cross Creek Road.
Shops such as James Perse and Tory Burch will sell $195 cargo...
| Dec 5, 2007
YOU hear Eric Greenspan before you see him, whether he's running the floor at his year-old Melrose Avenue restaurant, the Foundry, or now, cooking for Hanukkah with his mother at her place on a tree-lined street in Woodland Hills.
Mother and son are in...
| Sep 27, 2009
Mitrice Richardson is afraid of the dark and always has been, says her mother, Latice Sutton, who remembers that quirk when she thinks about her daughter's release from a jail cell at a Los Angeles County sheriff's substation in Calabasas in the predawn...
| Apr 22, 2009
Re "Obama defends greeting Chavez," April 20
I found the warmth obvious in President Obama's handshake and embrace of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to be offensive. Chavez is a petty tyrant who defies democratic norms and has called...
| May 20, 2009
What's your favorite food at the farmers market? Apples or oranges? Strawberries or zucchini? How about ribs? In fact, it's quite possible that two of the best barbecue restaurants in Southern California can be found only at farmers markets.