| May 26, 2011
| 12:29 PM
BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Nikki Cox was born in Los Angeles on this day in 1978. This birthday gal has starred on series such as "Las Vegas," "Nikki" and "Unhappily Ever After." Cox has also appeared on the soaps "General Hospital" and "Passions." Her first...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 12:10 PM
BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Minka Kelly was born in Los Angeles today in 1980. This birthday gal is probably best known for starring as Lyla Garrity on "Friday Night Lights." She appears in a recurring role on "Parenthood" and guest-starred on an episode of...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 1:28 PM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Jason Schwartzman was born in Los Angeles on this date in 1980. This birthday currently stars as Jonathon Ames on the series "Bored to Death." He's also appeared on the big screen in films such as "Marie Antoinette," "Shopgirl" and...
| May 16, 2011
Jazz trumpeter in 'Tonight Show' band
Snooky Young, 92, a jazz trumpeter whose long career included working with big bands led by Jimmie Lunceford and Count Basie as well as a lengthy stint with NBC's "Tonight Show" band, died Wednesday...
| May 6, 2011
Marian Mercer, a Tony-winning actress with a gift for comedy who was best known during a five-decade career for her television and stage work, which included a long-running performance in the 1969 Broadway hit "Promises, Promises," died April 27 in...
| Apr 18, 2011
At UCLA in the late 1950s, the concept for a magazine celebrating an "unruly young city" started to take off after grad student Geoff Miller happened upon David Brown, an ad executive with an "ambitious scheme," Miller later wrote.
Miller put aside plans...
| May 14, 2011
Vivian Myerson, a longtime peace activist and Los Angeles human relations commissioner who won an early legal victory against a controversial Los Angeles Police Department unit that spied on leftists, died Friday at her Hollywood home. She was 100.
| 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....
| Apr 13, 2011
Roger Nichols, the recording engineer who gave the music of Steely Dan the lustrous sheen that became the popular group's sonic signature, died Saturday at his Burbank home after a yearlong battle with pancreatic cancer, his family said. He was 66....
| Apr 9, 2011
He was a man with a booming voice but one that calmed in times of crisis.
Whether it was a teenager's personal drama or a community tragedy, the Rev. John Edward Nix-McReynolds was known for his calm, caring and focused demeanor — one that could...
| Jan 3, 2011
John Olguin, whose enthusiasm for the ocean made him a perfect teacher for generations of youngsters who visited the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro, has died. He was 89.
Olguin, the longtime director of what was then called the Cabrillo Marine...