| Apr 8, 2010
Some members of the California Chamber of Commerce board are up in arms over the influential business group's funding of a television commercial attacking Jerry Brown while calling it an "issues" ad on taxes and spending.
The commercial briefly talks...
| Aug 19, 2011
Edie Wasserman, who was the widow of Hollywood powerhouse Lew Wasserman and who was known as a tireless benefactor for charitable causes, especially the Motion Picture and Television Fund, has died. She was 95.
Wasserman died Thursday in Beverly Hills of...
| May 9, 2010
I worried, almost from the beginning of my research into the presidency of Dwight Eisenhower, that something did not quite add up with Stephen Ambrose's famous biography of the former president.
I say almost from the beginning because I had no inkling at...
| May 11, 2010
| 7:36 AM
Steve Poizner, Republican gubernatorial candidate, toured and released a new commercial during a visit to San Ysidro's border crossing Monday focusing on his support of Arizona's immigration law.
Poizner, the state's insurance commissioner, called for...
| Jun 9, 2010
| 11:22 AM
It didn't take long to figure out who will be facing off in November's general election for California Governor. Around 8:30 Tuesday night, it was clear former E-bay CEO Meg Whitman will meet the man who's already held the office of Governor, Attorney...
| Jun 21, 2010
L.A. judge upheld race-based magnet admissions
Paul Gutman, 78, a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge who ruled that L.A. schools could continue using a race-based formula for magnet school admissions, died June 13. The cause was...
| Oct 30, 2010
| 4:28 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — The GOP elephant looks like it might stomp on former Bell city manager Robert Rizzo's head. That symbolism would be simple enough, but Ed Reno's latest mailer asks reader to make a couple leaps.
If elected to Newport Beach City...
| Dec 18, 2010
The Glendale Noon Rotary Club was treated to a very informative and inspirational business speech three weeks ago by John Kabateck the executive director, California, of the National Federation of Independent Business. Kabateck returned to his hometown of...
| Jan 1, 2011
| 4:00 PM
Edmund Gerald Brown, Jr. - also known as Jerry Brown - takes office as governor of California on January 3, 2011, replacing Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Brown, born in San Francisco in 1938, served as governor from 1975 to 1983. He defeated Republican...
| Jul 6, 2010
| 8:06 PM
My new so-called "Smart Meter" was just installed in my Newport Beach home. Already it has changed my life: I hate it. For years electricity was "fixed-price." For years using electricity was "fair." Now when I turn on my stove at 5:30 p.m., I am forced...
| Jul 7, 2010
| 11:37 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — As the official nomination period nears, one candidate vying for a City Council seat has dropped out of a race and three other seats appear uncontested.
Steve Young, an attorney and three-time congressional candidate, announced...
| Jul 11, 2010
So what if 21st century concert-goers are unlikely to pack picnic baskets with fine china, linens and candelabras. When the L.A. Philharmonic launched its summer classical season, the great Los Angeles social tradition of dining at the Hollywood Bowl...