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Hollywood (Los Angeles, California)

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  • Randy Wood dies at 94; music industry innovator founded Dot Records

    Randy Wood dies at 94; music industry innovator founded Dot Records
    Dot Records founder Randy Wood was looking for a song for a young Pat Boone to record in 1955 and found it in the Fats Domino hit "Ain't That a Shame?" Except Boone, then an English major, wanted to sing "Isn't That a Shame?" After a few run-throughs,...
  • A working mother's guide to writing a novel

    A working mother's guide to writing a novel
    A dozen years ago, my editor at the Los Angeles Times asked if I wanted to interview novelist Mary Gordon, who was in Los Angeles on a book tour. Enormously pregnant, I said yes, partly because I love Mary Gordon and partly because her hotel was two...
  • 'The Biggest Loser's' Alison Sweeney talks about shedding the baby weight and staying in shape

    'The Biggest Loser's' Alison Sweeney talks about shedding the baby weight and staying in shape
    Each week on NBC's "The Biggest Loser," host Alison Sweeney puts contestants through grueling physical challenges, issues beguiling calorie-rich temptations and then weighs them on a scale to determine whether their punishing gym sessions are paying off....
  • Competition on 'Food Network Star' takes on a new edge this season

    Competition on 'Food Network Star' takes on a new edge this season
    The knives are drawn. The first six seasons of Food Network's megahit, "The Next Food Network Star," had a sandbox mentality. Everyone played together nicely and cheered each other's success, with few exceptions. Season 7 premieres Sunday night with a...
  • South Florida areas tout selves as South Beach alternatives

    South Florida areas tout selves as South Beach alternatives
    MIAMI — On a recent rainy weekday, tourist Niel Shalit, his wife and their two daughters strolled the luxury Bal Harbour Shops, lured, Shalit said, by "my wife's need for fashion." "This is like the Fifth Avenue of New York, like the Americana of...
  • A weekend just for murder mystery buffs

    A weekend just for murder mystery buffs
    Did Ms. Scarlet silence Mrs. Peacock with a knife to the throat? Or did Col. Mustard throttle Professor Plum with a silver-plated candlestick? Mystery buffs can map out, investigate and solve murder mysteries at a variety of hotels and bed-and-breakfasts,...
  • The Redbury, at the cross-streets of then and now

    The Redbury, at the cross-streets of then and now
    Tour guides, developers and city boosters have long struggled to resolve Hollywood's split personality. Glamorous in reputation, the city is often gritty in reality. The creators of the Redbury @ Hollywood and Vine, a new boutique hotel at the famous...
  • More for Your Money: Locating a travel, shopping or dining deal by GPS

    More for Your Money: Locating a travel, shopping or dining deal by GPS
    Checked in lately? On your smart phone, that is. If you had, you might have scored discounts on drinks, meals, shopping and other travel goodies just for letting friends and businesses know your whereabouts. Or even racked up points in a hotel's...
  • Disney World: Mad dashes, exhausting schedules and enervating weather

    Disney World: Mad dashes, exhausting schedules and enervating weather
    During the last 10 years, I have written about some of the vacations my husband, our three children and I have taken to Ireland, Italy, Paris, Germany, the Netherlands and London. The response has been mixed. Many found inspiration in our tales; others...
  • California tourism is in a bright spot

    California tourism is in a bright spot
    Who wants to hang around you when you're down on your luck? And yet California, mired in budget distress and other economic woes, continues to attract visitors: Tourism was up more than expected in 2010, with visits predicted to end the year up 4%....
  • What's new, next and worthy at Walt Disney World

    Tackling the four theme parks at Walt Disney World requires a strategic plan designed with military precision and discipline. Routes must be mapped. Sites targeted. Missions coordinated. Resupply operations planned. The weak of heart and flat of foot need...