| Sep 18, 2013
| 10:02 AM
Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in Italy, where workers inspect the Costa Concordia after it was lifted upright near the island of Giglio. More photos Washington: A woman looks at a memorial to the victims of the Washington Navy Yard where a...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 6:33 PM
One of the challenges of writing about – and quoting – comedians, we here at Show Tracker have found, is that you typically can’t use the (often foul-mouthed) best stuff they say.
It seems that Piers Morgan had the same problem....
| Oct 2, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The recent turmoil over the Grand Avenue redevelopment effort leaves a bunch of pretty basic questions unanswered.
For starters, who exactly is going to design a planned retail, residential and hotel complex across Grand from Walt Disney Concert Hall in...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 7:55 AM
National monuments around the country remain closed following Tuesday's partial shutdown of the federal government.
The National Park Service, which oversees such monuments as the Lincoln Memorial in Washington and the Statue of Liberty in the New...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 1:50 PM
The hills will be alive with the sound of Tony winners, when NBC's new production of "The Sound of Music" is broadcast Dec. 5.
NBC announced Monday that stage veterans Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti and Christian Borle have joined the cast, alongside the...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 7:40 PM
If a trend requires three of something, then free admission at prominent Los Angeles-area art museums is trembling on the brink of becoming a trend. Museum-wise, few could be better.
At the annual gala of the UCLA Hammer Museum on Saturday night,...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 7:08 AM
Mikhail Baryshnikov will be continuing his role in the stage adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s "Man in a Case," which had its world premiered at Hartford Stage last season, with a national tour of the mixed media show.
The 2013-2014 national tour...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 2:25 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown’s campaign account continues to swell with new donations, even though he hasn’t officially said whether he’ll run for reelection next year.
A new report filed with the state by his campaign committee...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Thanks to the tenacity of the Fair Political Practices Commission, the names are now dribbling out of the campaign donors who secretly supported an anti-union measure and opposed a desperately needed tax increase on last year's California ballot.
| Dec 5, 2013
| 1:43 PM
Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte was for the last several years on the losing side of the Los Angeles Unified school board. Her strong alliance with United Teachers Los Angeles and her dislike of most charter schools and of various reform efforts were at...
| Dec 10, 2013
The Los Angeles Unified school board has barely had time to mourn the loss of Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte; now it must decide how best to fill her seat.
LaMotte, a school board member since 2003, died last week at an education conference in San Diego....
| Oct 17, 2013
| 7:34 AM
The Smithsonian museums and national monuments will begin reopening Thursday as the federal government resumes operations after a late-night Wednesday congressional deal to end the 16-day shutdown.
On its website, the Smithsonian said all of its museums...