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  • GCC Foundation searches for funds

    GCC Foundation searches for funds
    What do you do to raise $250,000 in this belt-tightening era of budget cuts to education? That’s the challenge facing the Glendale Community College Foundation as members plan the college’s upcoming 85th Anniversary Celebration. A kickoff...
  • A Christmas wish: Get back to basics

    A Christmas wish: Get back to basics
    It's not even Christmas yet, and I've already gained 5 pounds, most of it on my face (see dotted sketch). Five pounds doesn't sound like a lot, unless it's all in your jowls. Besides, I have been gaining 5 pounds every Christmas for about 20 years now,...
  • 10 classic style movies that inspire moviegoers

    10 classic style movies that inspire moviegoers
    Movies have always influenced style. In 1934 -- when Clark Gable shed his shirt in the Frank Capra comedy "It Happened One Night" to reveal his bare chest -- men's undershirt sales reportedly plummeted. Men didn't suddenly tire of layering. They saw an...
  • Living chic by jowl in the Malibu Colony

    Living chic by jowl in the Malibu Colony
    When Cheronda Guyton, a senior vice president with Wells Fargo, used a foreclosed home to host lavish parties last summer in the Malibu Colony, she broke more than a few company rules. But by caving to her craving for the beach life, the now-fired bank...
  • Its an anti-corporatist life

    Every holiday season my brother and I argue the merits of Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life," never resolving the conflict, just joyously engaging in sibling rivalry under the guise of cultural debate. As Annie Korzen's Op-Ed shows, though, the...
  • PASSINGS: Yang Xianyi, Ali Kordan, Alan Kim Kurumada

    PASSINGS: Yang Xianyi, Ali Kordan, Alan Kim Kurumada
    Yang Xianyi Chinese poet and classics translator Yang Xianyi, 94, a poet who translated numerous Chinese classics into English, died Monday in Beijing, state news reported. The report on Shanghai's Xinmin Evening News website did not give a cause of...
  • Fess Parker dies at 85; actor played Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone on TV

    Fess Parker dies at 85; actor played Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone on TV
    Fess Parker, whose star-making portrayal of frontiersman Davy Crockett on television in the mid-1950s made him a hero to millions of young baby boomers and spurred a nationwide run on coonskin caps, died Thursday. He was 85. Parker, who played another...
  • It's a wonderful gift for saving a life

    It's a wonderful gift for saving a life
    The announcement Thursday of a surprise gift to the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center was straight out of a Frank Capra movie. Our unassuming hero performs a good deed in the natural course of events and is rewarded many years later. The story...
  • The tyrants of summer

    SINCE HER INFANCY, my now-adult daughter and I have ritualized every summer with a week spent lurking as lizards at one or another blazing hot Southwestern desert resort. We're neither rock hounds nor tree huggers; what we seek during these annual...
  • A Kinder, Simpler Time Dept.: Your Movie Columnist

     
    Jan. 30, 1941: Frank Capra tried to show a print of his first film, "Fultah Fisher's Boarding House," and "found the film had completely disintegrated. He'll pay almost anything for another print," Hedda Hopper says ... Hey, it's Trixie Friganza!...
  • Oscar nominations: Fascinating facts, figures and milestones

     
    With invaluable assistance from our many forum posters, here are interesting stats about this year's nominations for the Oscars. Nine not so fine: "Avatar" and "The Hurt Locker" lead this year's derby with nine nominations each; "Nine" managed just four...
  • Quiz: Who won the most Oscars for directing?

     
    To see the answer, click on the "Continue reading" link underneath the photos below. ANSWER: John Ford won the most Oscars for directing (four): "The Quiet Man," 1952; "How Green Was My Valley," 1941; "The Grapes of Wrath," 1940; "The Informer," 1935....