| Oct 16, 2008
Nancy Reagan has ended up in the hospital the second time this year for a fall.
The former first lady is currently in the renamed Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center after fracturing her pelvis in fall at her home last week.
Regan, 87, took a tumble at...
| Nov 6, 2008
Despite a grueling campaign schedule that took her from one end of the country to the other, Michelle Obama managed to maintain an equally hectic schedule in Chicago that included soccer, ballet and birthday parties for her two young daughters.
| Nov 9, 2008
Fashion has a new first lady.
If the black-and-red dress Michelle Obama wore for her husband's victory speech Tuesday is any indication, she is poised to be her own kind of style icon in the White House. The straight-from-the-spring-runway dress, which...
| Nov 8, 2008
By his own admission, Barack Obama's first post-election wisecrack wasn't the wisest of cracks.
At his first news conference as president-elect Friday, Obama was asked whether he had spoken to ex-presidents to prepare for the transition. The Illinois...
| Nov 10, 2008
The Secret Service traditionally has given pithy, private names to those whose lives they protect. The monikers are a throwback to a time when electronic communications were not encrypted, and they no longer serve a security function. Still, they give...
| Nov 11, 2008
| 1:43 PM
A new big O is ascending on the fashion scene.
Incoming First Lady Michelle Obama is poised to be the new Oprah and the next Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis--combined!--for designers, retailers and fashion aficionados. (Does that make her a double-O agent...
| Dec 26, 2007
| 12:22 PM
The top Democratic and Republican presidential contenders will be invited to appear in nationally televised debates in California less than one week before "Super Tuesday," CNN, The Los Angeles Times, and Politico announced Friday.
| Sep 15, 2009
Jody Powell, who was White House press secretary and among the closest and most trusted advisors to President Carter, died Monday of a heart attack. He was 65.
Powell, a member of the so-called Georgia Mafia that descended on Washington after Carter...
| Sep 29, 2009
The Champagne Bar at the Hotel Bel-Air is dark as a lair. Ice clinks as men and women on caramel-colored leather chairs and forest-green couches imbibe, converse and laugh. A roaring fire blasts light and warmth, which is welcome, despite the heat of a...
| Dec 6, 2009
William A. Wilson, a Los Angeles businessman and a member of President Reagan's "kitchen cabinet" who was appointed the first U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, has died. He was 95.
Wilson died early Saturday in Carmel Valley, Calif., where he had a home,...
| Jul 9, 2009
While at Frankie & Johnny's, a relatively new restaurant on East Oakland Park Boulevard, we ordered their sauteed eggplant appetizer. Wow, was it ever good. It is made up of multiple layers of thinly sliced eggplant in an egg batter that has been...
| Jul 15, 2009
Jane Dalton Weinberger, who coaxed her husband, Caspar W. Weinberger, into politics and was a loyal Washington wife during three Republican administrations before she began to write and publish children's books, died Sunday at a nursing facility in Bar...