| Jul 30, 2010
Frances Kuyper, whose passion for cake decorating earned her the nickname the "Cake Lady" and prompted her to open the world's first cake museum, died July 15 in Los Angeles after a lengthy illness. She was 92.
For the last dozen years Kuyper had lived...
| Oct 31, 2010
The Internet sometimes makes stars out of regular people. That's what happened to Harry "PopPop" Cooper.
A shoe salesman with a broad smile and modest desires, Cooper liked to play golf and travel and occasionally sample exotic foods. More than anything,...
| Jan 29, 2011
His unblinking yet compassionate photographs in the 1950s and '60s documented Los Angeles' beat culture and emerging art scene, the civil rights movement here and in the Deep South, the Black Panthers and antiwar protests.
Yet Charles Brittin was...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 10:24 AM
Seated around a conference table in a nondescript suburban Virginia office building, a dozen Republican voters shed light on one of the continued mysteries of this election season: What ails Mitt Romney?
Veteran pollster Peter Hart asked an assistant...
| Jan 6, 2011
Jean Benson Wilkinson, who became one of the first Los Angeles public school teachers to be fired for refusing to cooperate with McCarthy-era investigators, died Dec. 28 in Berkeley. She was 96.
FOR THE RECORD: Jean Wilkinson: In the...
| May 6, 2011
The intensity of new-wave food truck craze caught the city of Los Angeles off-guard. For the last two years there has been much, often heated, discussion over how the trucks should be regulated. Even among members of the city council there is debate...
| Dec 15, 2011
Marvin Saul was a uranium miner who had gone bust when he flipped a coin in the late 1950s to decide where to strike out next from Utah. Heads meant Los Angeles; tails Dallas.
Heads, and generations of future deli-goers on the Westside, won out.
| Jul 9, 2012
| 4:17 AM
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KTLA) -- A man suspected of setting dozens of fires in Hollywood over New Year's weekend is scheduled to appear in court Monday.
Harry Burkhart, 24, a German national, has pleaded not guilty to 100 arson-related charges in connection...
| Jan 14, 2012
| 4:41 PM
Fairfax, Va. -- A man suspected in more than a dozen incidents at retail stores in Fairfax, Virginia has been captured in Peru, authorities said.
Johnny D. Guillen, known as the "Corta Nalgas" -- or "butt cutter" -- was captured Friday in Lima, according...
| Apr 21, 2011
2008 Cogno Barbera d'Alba 'Bricco dei Merli'
When Barbera is good, it is very, very good. And the 2008 Barbera d'Alba "Bricco dei Merli" is one of those bottles. A deep ruby red, it's soft and velvety on the palate, conjuring up flavors of cassis,...
| Sep 12, 2010
Words & Ideas
Compiled by Grace Krilanovich.
William Gibson: The author will read and sign his new novel, "Zero History." Book Soup 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. Noon. Free. (310) 659-3110.
William Gibson: The author will read and...