| Jan 15, 2011
| 3:42 PM
Kay Mills, a widely respected journalist and award-winning author whose books reflected her deep interest in women's issues and the civil rights movement, died Thursday at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica. She was 69.
The cause was a heart...
| Sep 23, 2010
Judith Merkle Riley, a longtime associate professor of government at Claremont McKenna College and the author of internationally best-selling historical novels, has died. She was 68.
Riley died of ovarian cancer Sept. 12 at her home in Claremont, said...
| Dec 30, 2010
Agathe von Trapp
Oldest daughter in real 'Sound of Music' family
Agathe von Trapp, 97, a member of the musical family whose escape from Austria was the basis for "The Sound of Music," died Tuesday at a hospice in Towson, Md., after suffering...
| Apr 15, 2011
| 9:50 AM
He's gone, but I keep hearing that gravelly New England voice in my head:
"Hey Mayo, this ain't the Atlantic Monthly!" (Chiding me for blowing deadline for the umpteenth time.)
"Geez, you need a road map to get through that lead." (Ripping an opening...
| Mar 1, 2011
For Val Walker, practical wisdom was born in a moment of fire and fury. During a bleak time post-divorce, she snapped when she accidentally burned herself, dropped a frying pan of grease and flung the spatula against the wall.
Amid the mess, her friend...
| Jul 14, 2011
Written on the mirror of the women's bathroom at Café Gratitude, a new raw and vegan restaurant, are the words, "I adore myself and everyone else." The sentiment is part of the positivity campaign that the restaurant has been waging since opening on...
| Jun 23, 2011
Third Street is on its way to becoming the latest restaurant row with a slew of openings slated for the next few months. Already open, a second restaurant from Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo of Animal in the old Cynthia's space just east of Orlando Avenue....
| Aug 19, 2010
When a former L'Orangerie chef breaks ranks with his fellow French chefs, runs a renegade pop-up restaurant and fantasizes about landing the first food truck on the Champs-Élysées, then times, you know, are changing. Over several iterations Bastide has...
| Aug 6, 2011
| 5:50 PM
SALT LAKE CITY — This was going to be about fun and games. That's what drives the Outdoor Retailer trade show, the twice-annual event that fills the city's Salt Palace with the gear and goodies that you, dear consumer, will be lusting after next...
| Jul 18, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Los Angeles Times television critic Mary McNamara has an undying (and undead) affection for "Dark Shadows," that grand old gothic soap opera, and she carried her torch to a scary place this weekend -- the Los Angeles Marriott at Burbank......
| Jul 19, 2010
| 4:32 PM
The Senate has passed a sweeping financial reform in a major win for President Obama. It's considered the most far-reaching overhaul of the financial sector since the Great Depression. For a more in-depth look at the set of reforms, read......