| Mar 8, 2009
To those who didn't know her, Los Angeles County probation officer Mary Ridgway might have seemed miscast for her job. She was a woman in a field long dominated by men, who was fond of pink and purple outfits, jade jewelry, flower pins and floppy hats....
| Apr 1, 2009
Auf Wiedersehen, " Project Runway." Bravo's "The Fashion Show" will bring its own design competition flair this spring.
Bravo announced its 15 professional designers for its new fashion competition series "The Fashion Show," which debuts on Thursday, May...
| Dec 30, 2008
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Saturday October 8, 1994
A Los Angeles city prosecutor said Friday that she will ask police to check out claims about a proposed Pasadena stage show by a man with a history of consumer fraud convictions, including one for promoting a bogus theatrical...
| Jul 23, 2009
Dr. Joel D. Weisman, who was one of the first physicians to detect the AIDS epidemic and who became a national advocate for AIDS research, treatment and prevention, died Saturday at his Westwood home. He was 66.
FOR THE RECORD: An...
| Nov 30, 2008
When Nasser Baker's mother received a call from his school this month and began jumping and screaming, he thought she had seen a spider. But when he learned that his South Los Angeles charter school had chosen him as one of 12 students headed to...
| Aug 17, 2008
The seeds of a thousand lessons are sown in five acres of North Hollywood dirt, tended by a man named Mud.
Here in this little-known oasis, Mud Baron and urban teenagers with a heretofore unknown penchant for rare flowers toil under a blazing sun to...
| Nov 16, 2007
As exclusive gatherings go, this one was noteworthy, even by the high local standards set by A-list Hollywood, with attendees including a former acting director of the CIA, at least one prime-time TV star and half of Penn & Teller (the smaller, quieter...
| Nov 29, 2009
In a campaign where jobs and unemployment have become a signature issue, the two candidates seeking to replace former Los Angeles City Councilwoman Wendy Greuel are fighting over who will do more to stem the exodus of Hollywood production.
| Jul 2, 2008
On a cool spring night five years ago, 16-year-old Martha Puebla sat on the curb outside her Sun Valley home, talking to a friend, when a man walked up from behind.
"Who are you?" the man demanded of Puebla.
"I'm Martha," she responded. "You know me."...
| Jun 18, 2008
Monday night. Less than 24 hours before the wedding.
Paul Waters was restless. Every day for the last three weeks, he was consumed with planning his marriage to Kevin Voecks. They had waited 15 years for this moment, from the time they had matching...
| Sep 6, 2008
It was an unexpected burst of glory, and the 1,600 students at Walter Reed Middle School in North Hollywood were basking in it Friday.
None of the youngsters knew for certain why a 50-foot-wide image of the front of their school was projected Thursday...