| Mar 18, 2011
Richard B. Wirthlin, a pollster and strategist whose research, particularly on voters' personal values, helped steer Ronald Reagan's political career from his early years as California governor through his two terms in the White House, has died. He turned...
| Mar 25, 2011
| 9:48 AM
GLENDALE (KTLA) -- A private funeral service was held Thursday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park for legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor.
Taylor is being interred in the cemetery's Great Mausoleum, the same building where her close friend, Michael Jackson is...
| Apr 17, 2011
Former First Lady Nancy Reagan was reunited with old friends on Tuesday when she was guest of honor at the annual spring gathering of the Colleagues, a volunteer group that supports the Children's Institute in its work to help youngsters affected by...
| 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:...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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,...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 1, 2011
The Rev. Michael Wenning, the retired senior pastor of Bel Air Presbyterian Church who presided at former President Reagan's 2004 burial service in Simi Valley, died Tuesday at his home in Mission Viejo, one week before his 76th birthday.
The cause was...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 12:14 AM
PALM DESERT, Calif. -- The body of former first lady Betty Ford is being flown to Michigan Wednesday, where she will be buried with her husband, former President Gerald Ford, following additional funeral services.
The former first lady's remains were...