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  • 10 things you might not know about war heroes

    10 things you might not know about war heroes
    Memorial Day honors those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in our nation's wars. In recognition, "10 Things" highlights war heroes — and stipulates that those who have fought to defend our freedom are all heroes in our book. Here's a 10-gun...
  • Russell Johnson dies at 89; played the Professor on 'Gilligan's Island'

    Russell Johnson's fateful trip started with a three-hour tour in 1964 and lasted the rest of his life. A handsome war veteran who grew up in a Philadelphia orphanage, Johnson spent 14 years playing bad guys in TV and movie westerns. Then he...
  • Russell Johnson: 'Gilligan's Island' Professor's best inventions

    Russell Johnson, the actor best known for playing the Professor on the sitcom hit "Gilligan's Island," died Thursday at age 89. The main joke about the Professor, one of the seven castaways stuck on the tropical island somewhere in the Pacific, was that...
  • She's got an ear for acoustics

    She's got an ear for acoustics
    Alfred Hitchcock was once quoted as saying, "I enjoy playing the audience like a piano." And so does Eileen Jeanette. The vice president of artistic and orchestra operations for the Pacific Symphony keeps a keen eye on how many people have bought...
  • 2 found dead after West Rogers Park fire: 'I can't believe this'

    2 found dead after West Rogers Park fire: 'I can't believe this'
    Carol Szynal last heard from her ex-husband Gary Brown on Monday, in a text message about how much he was looking forward to a vacation in San Francisco. A day later, Brown and a woman who shared a West Rogers Park apartment were found stabbed to death...
  • Sherwood Schwartz dies at 94; 'Gilligan's Island' and 'Brady Bunch' creator

    Sherwood Schwartz dies at 94; 'Gilligan's Island' and 'Brady Bunch' creator
    Sherwood Schwartz, the comedy writer and producer who created "Gilligan's Island" and "The Brady Bunch," which have remained two of the most enduringly popular TV series in worldwide syndication, died Tuesday morning. He was 94. Schwartz, who began his...
  • Appreciation: Sherwood Schwartz, 1916-2011

     
    An appreciation of Sherwood Schwartz, the man behind "The Brady Bunch" and "Gilligan's Island."...
  • Remembering 'Gilligan's Island,' 'Brady Bunch' creator Sherwood Schwartz

     
    'Gilligan's Island' creator Sherwood Schwartz, died of natural causes Tuesday morning in Los Angeles. He was 94. Schwartz' impact on pop-culture, however, will long survive. In addition to "Gilligan's Island," Schwartz created family sitcom "The Brady...
  • Jon Hamm does blackface for live '30 Rock' episode

     
    "30 Rock" went live again on Thursday night, but the thing most people are talking about is guest star Jon Hamm appearing in black face for the show. Some viewers thought Jon Hamm in black face was one of the funniest things the series has ever done,...
  • The Crowd: Bond brings out the music lovers

    The Pacific Symphony's pops series producers billed the evening, "The Music of Bond. James Bond." Led by celebrated guest conductor Carl Davis, the symphony performed theme songs from the movies based on the thrillers Ian Fleming penned as part of a...
  • Single Engine Airplane Crash-Lands In Tuolumne County

    Single Engine Airplane Crash-Lands In Tuolumne County
    A single engine Piper aircraft crash-landed in Tuolumne County on Saturday afternoon. The pilot, Otis Russell Johnson, sustained minor injuries and managed to use his cell phone to call for help. A California Highway Patrol helicopter found Johnson's...
  • Community & Clubs: New Rotary leaders for a new Rotary year

    The four Rotary clubs in Newport-Mesa have installed new presidents, officers and board of director members for 2011-12. Certified public accountant Jeffrey Kolsin is the new president of the Costa Mesa club, replacing Kim DeBroux, whose term expired....