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  • PASSINGS: Tom Braly, Virginia B. Smith, Robert P. Biller

    PASSINGS: Tom Braly, Virginia B. Smith, Robert P. Biller
    Tom Braly Insurance executive and racehorse breeder Tom Braly, 72, who parlayed success in his insurance business into ownership of thoroughbred horses, notably the 3-year-old filly Evening Jewel, died Friday at his home in Indian Wells, said his...
  • Arthur Laurents dies; playwright and Broadway director

    Arthur Laurents dies; playwright and Broadway director
    Arthur Laurents, a Tony Award-winning playwright and director who wrote the books for the classic Broadway musicals "West Side Story" and "Gypsy" and later wrote the hit movies "The Way We Were" and "The Turning Point," died Thursday. He was believed to...
  • Book smart: Ken Brecher

    Book smart: Ken Brecher
    For Ken Brecher to say that being the president of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles is the best job he's ever had -- well, that speaks volumes. Consider that he's run the Sundance Institute, the Boston Children's Museum and a major Philadelphia...
  • Who will be L.A.'s next mayor?

    Who will be L.A.'s next mayor?
    Los Angeles' mayoral election is still nearly two years away, but the field of candidates already is taking shape. And the race is certain to present voters with starkly different choices about who should run Los Angeles next. More contenders...
  • Highway 1 with kids: 10 fabulous pit stops between Los Angeles and San Francisco

    Highway 1 with kids: 10 fabulous pit stops between Los Angeles and San Francisco
    I often lament having left Los Angeles, my hometown, to live in San Francisco, especially now that I have a son. After Kai was born, we found ourselves making the trek up and down Interstate 5 at least once a month. On our third not-so-pleasant jaunt past...
  • Disney affiliate Steamboat Ventures funds GameSalad expansion

    Disney affiliate Steamboat Ventures funds GameSalad expansion
    In just another seemingly recurring report of Disney expanding its Web- and social-gaming footprint, the game-creation company GameSalad announced Thursday that it had raised $6.1 million in funding led by Steamboat Ventures. According to a press...
  • The survivor: Oscar winner Branko Lustig

    The survivor: Oscar winner Branko Lustig
    Mazel tov to the bar mitzvah boy -- 65 years late. Branko Lustig has two Oscars and a slew of film and television production credits, among them "Schindler's List" and "Gladiator" and "Black Hawk Down" and the TV miniseries "War and Remembrance." He...
  • Writing home: Brando Skyhorse

    Writing home: Brando Skyhorse
    Bookshelves real and virtual are stocked with volumes about Los Angeles and Southern California written by people who parachute into a Westside guest house for a few weeks, hit the hot spots and high spots, then write with voice-of-God authority for...
  • Henry Segerstrom: Arts centric

    Henry Segerstrom: Arts centric
    That guy Jack, of beanstalk fame? He was small potatoes. If you want real magic from beans, look no further than what has become of the lima bean and dairy empire of Orange County's Segerstrom family. It morphed into the gold of commercial real estate,...
  • On cracking down on business signs; UC admission practices; and the law and same-sex marriage

    Letter of the law Re "Sign law is a tough sell," July 13 Only our virulently anti-business and draconian government would suddenly and selectively crack down on small San Fernando Valley businesses that are merely trying to survive the deep recession,...
  • On for-profit colleges; people on welfare and where they spend their money; and Jonah Goldberg's views on the GOP and upcoming elections

    For, and against, for-profit colleges Re "The for-profit college bubble," Opinion, July 13 So-called for-profit colleges should not be allowed to play their shell game with taxpayer money. As things stand, such institutions are just one more mechanism...