| Oct 5, 2012
| 1:22 PM
The so-called long goodbye, suffered publicly by Nancy Reagan and privately by so many others, keeps threatening to become cliché — or yet another memoir. As the U.S. population ages, dementias are proliferating, and so are their chroniclers. Memory...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 9:28 AM
Angelina and Brad, Kate and William, Hillary and Bill. We can't stop looking, and wondering — what's the magic? While People magazine and the tabloids have their tawdry approaches, distinguished historian William H. Chafe has a different angle. By...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 10:36 AM
In his prime, writer Gore Vidal didn't have much nice to say about people, and he enjoyed sharing his opinions. On live television in 1968, he referred to fellow commentator William F. Buckley as a "crypto-Nazi" (Buckley responded by calling Vidal...
| Dec 9, 2012
Pop star and singing competition judge Britney Spears has bought the Thousand Oaks home of former professional hockey player Russ Courtnall and his wife, actress Paris Vaughan.
The property came on the market in August at $8.5 million and was withdrawn...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 7:21 AM
Gayle Anderson was live in Simi Valley at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum to see "An American Christmas," a winter wonderland for the holiday season, featuring 25 trees decorated to celebrate the defining moments of America's road to...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Actress Jane Fonda and music producer Richard Perry have bought an estate in Beverly Hills for $7.3 million. The Trousdale Estates property was the longtime home of Emmy-winning television director John Rich.
The two-story home, built in 1961 and...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 5:52 PM
A 30-acre equestrian property that was once part of ranch land owned by Ronald and Nancy Reagan when he was California governor is on the market in Murrieta's Tenaja Valley at $3.9 million.
The spread includes a 5-acre seasonally fed lake, a lakeside...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 3:00 AM
I'm pro-choice. The anti-choice position — particularly the dumb contention that "personhood" begins when sperm hits egg — is illogical and unappealing. It's not the most unappealing quality I can think of in a partner, though — that...
| Oct 28, 2012
Just in time for the elections, actress and political activist Jane Fonda and music producer Richard Perry have sold their house in Hollywood Hills West for $8.5 million.
The traditional-style home was built in 1942 for actor Ronald Reagan and his...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 6:00 PM
Mark Keppel Elementary students tried on 20-pound bulletproof vests, got a close look at rifles and climbed in a police car during an assembly to celebrate Red Ribbon Week.
On Monday afternoon, eight U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents showed...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 3:52 AM
It’s hard to say who provided the best cartooning material during the 2012 Republican primaries. The lunatic fringe voters, the ones who turn out for these events, dutifully produced a rich, colorful succession of front runners; Bachmann, Gingrich,...
| Jul 9, 2011
Former First Lady Betty Ford, who captivated the nation with her unabashed candor and forthright discussion of her personal battles with breast cancer, prescription drug addiction and alcoholism, has died. She was 93.
Ford died Friday at the Eisenhower...