| Sep 5, 2010
Paul Conrad, whose fiercely confrontational editorial cartoons made him one of the leading political provocateurs of the second half of the 20th century and who helped push the Los Angeles Times to national prominence, has died. He was 86.
| Apr 15, 2010
In the 24 years she's been the queen of TV talk shows, Oprah Winfrey has tackled every conceivable subject. Whether a transgender male giving birth or teachers sleeping with their students, nothing is too outrageous for "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and its...
| Dec 1, 2010
Virginia Knight, a former first lady of California who moved into the governor's mansion in 1954 as the bride of Goodwin Knight and was an early proponent of turning the residence into a museum, has died. She was 92.
FOR THE RECORD:...
| Oct 24, 2010
Red was a distinct note on the fall runways, and plenty of red accessories are turning up in stores this season, adding a punch of color to wardrobe staples.
It's a longtime "power" color (remember the power tie? Nancy Reagan red?) and is traditionally...
| Dec 3, 2010
| 8:51 AM
NEWPORT BEACH — Muldoon's Irish Pub this weekend will revive the old mid-afternoon custom of friends coming together over a piping hot cup of tea.
On Saturday afternoon, sisters Lissi Kaplan and Sindi Rae Schwartz will host the first of many...
| Sep 13, 2010
| 9:51 PM
IRVINE — A performance of the Ninth Symphony is always full of eagerness.
When is that massive choir in the back going to sing? When do the soloists come out? Is the third movement over?
Big questions, to be sure. But then, after some 45 minutes...
| Mar 2, 2011
Everyone supports physical fitness, it appears, until first lady Michelle Obama calls for it.
That's where the sensible folks begin to split off from the wingnuts.
Fortunately, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, now a...
| Feb 17, 2011
| 4:50 PM
Laguna's own "Antiques Road Show" rolled into town last week, and I wanted to get in on the action. Bonhams and Butterfields held its second art appraisal clinic at Laguna Art Museum, and for $5, professional appraisers mulled over everything from...
| Feb 6, 2011
SIMI VALLEY -- When Nancy Reagan, aided by Marines from Camp Pendleton, lays a wreath at her husband's tomb Sunday, it will be to commemorate the centennial of his birth.
But in a nod to historical accuracy and to the Great Communicator's genial humor,...
| Feb 5, 2011
| 2:01 PM
CAMARILLO (KTLA) -- One of Nancy Reagan's Secret Service agents accidentally shot himself in the hip on the eve of a weekend filled with celebrations for the anniversary of Ronald Reagan's birth.
The shooting occurred around 10 a.m. Friday morning at the...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 3:15 PM
The former first lady known as one of the most candid presidential wives in history, has been laid to rest.
Betty Ford was honored in two memorial services... One of which was attended by first lady Michelle Obama, former first ladies, Hillary Clinton...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 5:55 AM
Dorothy "Dorie" Sheridan, 72, of Westmont doesn't let her health challenges with Parkinson's disease keep her away from her passion and love for the arts.
"I'm a fiber artist," she said. "Ever since I could remember I've been doing fiber art. My...