| Nov 21, 2010
It was a sweet day in Southern California — and a not a bad day to be a food judge.
Hundreds of people clutching "tasting tickets" lined up Saturday for Cupcake Camp L.A. at the Music Box Theater in Hollywood, a fundraiser that also served as a...
| May 17, 2011
Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife, Maria Shriver, separated after she learned he had fathered a child more than a decade ago — before his first run for office — with a longtime member of their household staff....
| Jun 6, 2010
To the post office, it's just Compton. To the U.S. Census Bureau, it's no place at all, an orphaned pocket of houses too small even to have a name.
But to the three women chatting outside their homes on neatly trimmed Zamora Avenue, their...
| Nov 16, 2010
| 6:59 PM
The premiere party for the movie "Burlesque" was just the sort of glitzy Hollywood affair that Ronni Chasen, a veteran movie publicist, loved, and as she had for four decades, she worked the room with relish. As celebrities, including Jane Fonda and the...
| May 14, 2011
A political campaign focused on a troubled community college construction program has suddenly veered into a noisy side battle with cries of censorship, stealth candidates and "tea party" takeover.
Scott Svonkin, a senior advisor to L.A. County Sheriff...
| Apr 26, 2011
Eldon Davis, an influential architect known as the father of the California coffee shop for midcentury designs inspired by the Space Age and the region's car culture, has died. He was 94.
Davis died Friday at a West Hills hospital of complications from...
| Jan 21, 2011
In his short time as a Los Angeles police officer, Joseph Cruz earned a reputation as a hard-charging cop. He opted to work nights in a "very aggressive unit" in Hollywood, using force on suspects when the circumstances called for it, court records show....
| May 12, 2011
| 9:53 PM
Inside Disney's Star Tours, workers are prepping walls, high-definition screens and assorted droids for the attraction's grand reopening next Friday at Hollywood Studios.
Outside Star Tours, anticipation is building among Star Wars and Disney...
| Oct 28, 2010
| 12:53 PM
Guests to Disney's Animal Kingdom or Disney's Hollywood Studios in recent weeks may have experienced a new twist in Walt Disney World transportation: doors on trams.
Walt Disney Co. is in the process of adding doors to all rows of all 23 of its trams,...
| Sep 15, 2010
| 1:48 PM
The party's almost over for Block Party Bash at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Disney World confirmed Wednesday that the rolling show will bow out as of Jan. 1, 2011. It will be replaced with another Pixar-driven parade that Disney says is still in the...
| May 13, 2011
| 9:35 AM
In today's newspaper, we published details from our tour of the revamped Star Tours at Disney World, which officially opens Friday, May 20, at Disney's Hollywood Studios. That story was for the broadest audience – not everyone's a Disney or Star...
| Apr 15, 2011
| 6:49 PM
After a year in which Universal Orlando rode the popularity of Harry Potter to record heights, Walt Disney World is pinning its fortunes this summer on the one intellectual property with which the boy wizard is most often compared: Star Wars.