| Aug 21, 2013
| 5:34 PM
They were great antagonists of the Cold War, the avowedly Red-hating American president and the world's most powerful communist.
Yet when Richard Nixon hosted Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev for a summit in June 1973, their private exchanges had the...
| May 4, 2011
UCLA sociologist studied common sense
Harold Garfinkel, 93, a longtime UCLA sociology professor whose groundbreaking work examined the importance of common sense in everyday situations, died April 21 of congestive heart failure at his...
| May 26, 2011
John Davies, a major civic figure in San Diego for decades, particularly in education, urban planning and the revitalization of a once-crumbling downtown, died of pancreatic cancer Friday at his home in downtown San Diego. He was 76.
Along with his civic...
| Oct 2, 2010
Joanne Clarke, a legal secretary in her late 50s, leads the way down a pale green hallway in her modest Costa Mesa home, past a small guest room on the right and a blue tiled bathroom on the left. At the end of the hall, she opens a door, pushes aside a...
| Sep 27, 2010
Alvin Lawson, an English professor at Cal State Long Beach who spent decades studying unidentified flying objects and questioning the beliefs of people who said they had been abducted, has died. He was 80.
Lawson died Sept. 8 at Western Medical Center in...
| Dec 1, 2010
Rabbi Bernard King, a pioneer in interfaith work in Orange County, died Monday of liver cancer at his home in Lake Forest, surrounded by his wife and family. He was 72.
FOR THE RECORD:
An earlier version of this article incorrectly...
| Dec 2, 2010
| 10:34 PM
John B. Parker, a leader in the postwar transformation of Orange County real estate, has died. He was 83.
Parker, who opened the first Orange County office of real estate brokerage giant CB Richard Ellis in 1962, died of a stroke Nov. 24 at Mission...
| Sep 4, 2010
Here's where to click to kick it into high gear with Fashion's Night Out, a long night of special shopping events on Sept. 10.
For more on the mayhem in Manhattan — and links to the official FNO events around the globe, go to the...
| Jan 9, 2011
During his three decades at the helm of Social Distortion, singer, guitarist and songwriter Mike Ness has repeatedly turned to the rich vein of his own hardscrabble life as a hell-raising teen and then a heroin-addicted rock musician.
But in putting...
| May 29, 2011
If chi-chi baby and toddler gear makes your heart beat a little faster, the Plush consumer trade show (short for "posh little urbanites show") will have you praising the luxury gods.
The show, which is scheduled to take place Sunday, June 5, at...
| Nov 19, 2010
Orange County offers both opportunity and pitfalls for farmers market shoppers.
The area's demand for fresh local produce far exceeds the supply, particularly for crops such as stone fruit and apples, and it's difficult for upstate growers to make it...