| Jun 17, 2012
| 5:03 PM
At 20th Century Fox Studios in the 1960s, Lillian Gallo earned the nickname Mrs. Average America. She turned out to be anything but.
Then a producer's assistant, she was asked to screen the dailies of nearly every television show in the Fox pipeline. She...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 7:24 AM
Anthony J. Lumsden, a prolific Southern California architect who helped develop new ways of wrapping buildings in smooth glass skins, accelerating a shift that reshaped skylines around the world, died Sept. 22 in Los Angeles. He was 83.
The cause was...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 4:02 PM
Five rules for approaching a female on the dance floor — without causing a “Night at the Roxbury”-esque scene — courtesy of “Footloose” stars Kenny Wormald and Julianne Hough and director Craig Brewer:
1. Approach from...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 5:47 AM
Imagine if the five members of New Kids on the Block — who sold more than 80 million records in the 1980s and ‘90s thanks to their hits “Hangin’ Tough” and “Step By Step” — were coming up in today’s...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 10:03 AM
First published on Sept. 25, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
You're an outsider heading to the Westside of Los Angeles -- not the beach cities, but Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Westwood and the nearby well-heeled neighborhoods south of the...
| Sep 25, 2011
Sony Studios, Sony Pictures Plaza, 10000 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City; (310) 244-8687, www.sonypicturesstudiostours.com.
Museum of Jurassic Technology, 9341 Venice Blvd., Culver City; (310) 836-6131, www.mjt.org.
Center for Land Use...
| Jul 4, 2012
Foodies tend to move like flocks of birds, swarming a chic eatery, and then — swoop — off to the next. One of their newer perches in Los Angeles is in a part of town that hasn't had much of the food spotlight. Post & Beam opened on New Year'...
| Mar 24, 2012
In the patio garden, strawberry plants in flower spill over round galvanized tubs. Favas and sugar snap peas climb a trellis, and thyme and sage scent the air. Old-fashioned lawn chairs covered in a sunny summer print are set out under a tree. At an...
| Apr 21, 2012
"Grammel schmalz," says our waiter, setting down a small bowl of pristine whipped white pork fat sprinkled with bits of pork crackling. I lift up the napkin wrapped around the bread and pull out a glossy brown braided pretzel. Breaking off a piece, I...
| Apr 21, 2012
A smart new Austrian restaurant from former Patina chef de cuisine Bernhard Mairinger, who turns out polished contemporary cooking from a small open kitchen.
Location: 9669 Little Santa Monica Blvd. (between Bedford and Roxbury), Beverly Hills, (310)...
| Apr 12, 2011
| 7:17 AM
Details are emerging about "Echoes," the pilot presentation piece that "SGU" alums Mark Savela and Ken Kabatoff recently filmed in Vancouver, including the names of the main characters.
"Echoes," which was created by the duo, tells the story of what of...