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  • Frank C. Ashby Jr. dies at 76; real estate appraiser to the stars

    Frank C. Ashby Jr., who cultivated a niche as a real estate appraiser to the stars, died Monday of Alzheimer's disease at a Las Vegas nursing home, said his daughter, Pamela Romano. He was 76. Soon after Ashby established his Los Angeles appraisal...
  • Dick Berg dies at 87; television and film writer and producer

    Dick Berg dies at 87; television and film writer and producer
    Dick Berg, a longtime television and motion picture writer and producer, died Tuesday from a fall at his home in Los Angeles. He was 87. A pioneer of the made-for-television movie format that revolutionized network programming in the 1970s, Berg helped...
  • Gun control isn't the answer

    THE TRAGEDY at Virginia Tech may tell us something about how a young man could be driven to commit terrible actions, but it does not teach us very much about gun control. So far, not many prominent Americans have tried to use the college rampage as an...
  • L.A. needs two big newspapers

    AS A CHILD, I often sat with my grandmother in the living room for the afternoon ritual of reading the papers. Every day, two of them smacked the sidewalk outside the house in Silver Lake — La Opinion and the Herald Examiner. Through thick bifocals,...
  • Fond farewell

    Fond farewell
    This year saw showbiz lose Sydney Pollack, Paul Newman, Bettie Page, Cyd Charisse, Charlton Heston, Suzanne Pleshette, Harvey Korman, Van Johnson, Heath Ledger and the Bernies -- Brillstein and Mac -- among others. Cartoonists could be forgiven for waxing...
  • The wealth between our ears

    WHAT IF humanity disappeared tomorrow? According to Alan Weisman, author of "The World Without Us," in an interview with Scientific American, nature would reclaim the planet awfully quickly. In the event of an ecumenical rapture or a "12 Monkeys"-...
  • How desperate is McCain?

    How desperate is McCain?
    Today's topic: What's lurking out there that could fundamentally reshape the race, or are the basic story lines all in place? What if Osama bin Laden were captured? What if more banks fail? Previously, Welch and Crayton discussed the changing demographics...
  • L.A. Story

    L.A. Story
    Rock stars, Jazzers, Pachucos...they may have grown up somewhere else quaint, like Sandusky, Ohio, or Canada, but they made their mark here¬ólived, created and died here. Music is as much a part of the L.A. legacy as film and television. From the bebop...
  • Obama as Antichrist?

     
    by Amanda Erickson Amy Sullivan of Time has a fascinating column out today on whether the presidential campaign of John McCain (R-Ariz.) is trying to paint likely Democratic nominee Barack Obama (Ill.) as the Antichrist. Her speculation is based......
  • Mickey Rourke nominated for Oscar as pro wrestler

     
    Mickey Rourke was nominated for the Best Actor Oscar, to the surprise of no one. If we stretch the definition of sports to include pro wrestling, he could join a small, quirky list of actors who have won the......
  • Saturday's TV Highlights: A couple find only children in a small town in 'Children of the Corn.;

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 27 - Oct. 3 in PDF format This week's TV Movies CREEPY: David Anders stars in the new made-for-TV remake of Stephen King's chilling short story 'Children of the......
  • Today's Hogwarts moment: Bush officials objected to witchcraft themes in 'Harry Potter' series

     
    Earlier this year, author J.K. Rowling was given one of France's highest honors when she was inducted into the Legion of Honor by French President Nicolas Sarkozy at the Elysee presidential palace. No surprise, I suppose, considering the fact that......