| May 9, 2012
| 2:11 PM
Let us pray to the gods of All Things Tacky that there is enough blue eye shadow and bad wiggery in this town to sustain the high camp and lowdown-and-dirtiness on display in a pair of fringe shows this week. Though separated by five miles of real estate,...
| Dec 3, 2011
| 7:59 PM
Ukulele player Bill Tapia, who was a regular participant in the OASIS Senior Center's ukulele club, died Friday in his Westminster home. He was 103 and died peacefully in his sleep, his website states.
"With a career that spanned over 90 years, he was...
| Jan 21, 2012
| 3:35 PM
About 250 people gathered at the OASIS Senior Center last week to remember famed ukulele player Bill Tapia in a celebration of his life that had originally been planned as his 104th birthday party.
"This is his kind of party," said John McDonald of San...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 12:08 PM
Lila Lee Wilson Boyle, age 84, died Monday, July 25, 2011 after a miraculous five year battle with stage IV cancer. Her petite frame was deceiving. Her fighting spirit was as strong as that of any giant. Lila was united in paradise with her Savior...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 7:47 PM
A kitchen fire broke out Thursday at The Arches restaurant in Newport Beach but was quickly extinguished, authorities said.
A small grease fire began about 1:27 p.m. inside a grease duct at the restaurant's new location, 1617 Westcliff Drive, said...
| Aug 6, 2011
Attention, hedge funders, oligarchs, princes and billionaire kids who own private jets. Here's a deal only for you. The Kronish House at 9439 Sunset Blvd., Beverly Hills, is now for sale for about $14 million.
In the spirit of full disclosure, the bad...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 11:45 AM
There's an old showbiz adage for actors that working with children is dangerous because they will invariably upstage you.
But in "Ruthless! The Musical" — an over-the-top parody of female-centric melodramas such as "All About Eve" and "Valley of...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 6:59 PM
The Arches restaurant, a Newport Beach institution for nearly 90 years, abruptly closed last week for unknown reasons.
A company representative confirmed that the business on Westcliff Drive closed Wednesday night. The phone number is disconnected and...
| Jan 27, 2010
For any San Franciscan worth his salt, the 1,491-acre wooded site known as the Presidio -- and its fate -- has been part of their lives for decades. In 2001, when the park changed hands from the U.S. Army -- under whose care it had rested for 148 years --...
| Oct 20, 2009
Vic Mizzy, a film and television composer best known for writing the memorable theme songs for the 1960s sit-coms "Green Acres" and "The Addams Family," has died. He was 93.
Mizzy died of heart failureSaturday at his home in Bel-Air, said Scott Harper, a...
| Mar 26, 2009
Frank Bogert, the crusty ex-cowboy and longtime mayor of Palm Springs who helped turn the desert outpost into a glamorous destination for celebrities and tourists, died at his home Sunday after a brief hospitalization, according to city officials. He...
| Mar 17, 2009
Coy Watson Jr., who was the eldest in a family of nine child actors and whose book "The Keystone Kid," recounted a silent-film career that began in 1913, has died. He was 96.
FOR THE RECORD:
Coy Watson Jr. obituary: The obituary...