| Jun 8, 2011
Joan Luther, a longtime restaurant publicist who began her career at the Brown Derby and Hollywood Park in the late 1940s and helped promote nearly every major chef in Los Angeles, died Monday at her Beverly Hills home after a series of strokes, according...
| Apr 15, 2011
Arthur Marx, a veteran television writer, playwright, celebrity biographer and memoirist who wrote extensively about an often fractious life with his father, comedic legend Groucho Marx, has died. He was 89 and died of natural causes Thursday at his Los...
| 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.
| Jan 24, 2011
| 6:16 PM
Ron Patterson, who with his then-wife Phyllis founded the Renaissance Pleasure Faire in 1963, which showcased traditions of 16th century Elizabethan England, has died. He was 80.
Patterson died Jan. 15 in Sausalito, Calif., where he was receiving hospice...
| Apr 21, 2011
Sol Saks, a veteran television writer and playwright who created the classic 1960s sitcom "Bewitched," has died. He was 100.
Saks, a longtime Sherman Oaks resident, died Saturday of respiratory failure as a result of pneumonia at Sherman Oaks Hospital,...
| Jan 25, 2011
| 6:46 AM
"The King's Speech" dominated the Oscar nominations on Tuesday morning, earning 12 nods including best picture and best lead actor for Colin Firth as King George VI, who battles to eradicate his stammer before he unexpectedly takes the throne.
| Apr 16, 2011
Giorgio Baldi, 66, whose Santa Monica trattoria was a favorite among celebrities such as Warren Beatty, Goldie Hawn and Rihanna, died Monday while on vacation in Mexico, his family said. The cause of death was...
| Dec 26, 2010
| 12:50 PM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- After a brief reprieve on Christmas day, another storm brought a quick punch of rain and snow to Southern California Saturday night.
The heavy rain cleared up by Sunday morning, leaving behind cloudy skies and cool temperatures,...
| May 18, 2011
| 2:22 PM
I saw Arnold in person at a the Association of American Editorial Cartoonist's annual convention in California a few years ago. I was shocked at how short he was. He's as tall as I and he was wearing cowboy boots. I'm 5'8", but I'll bet Hollywood could...
| Apr 24, 2011
RICHARD J. DORSO
Talent agent, TV exec, boutique owner
Richard J. "Dick" Dorso, 101, whose lengthy Hollywood career ranged from talent agent to television writer and producer to haberdasher, died April 6 at his home in Los Angeles, his family said....
| 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...