| Aug 9, 2008
SHARON LYNN BEAR can't be dissuaded by the price of gas, the time it takes to unearth the perfect piece or the disappointment of ending a shopping excursion empty-handed. Whether the Irvine resident is browsing for a 19th century vase or a vintage Italian...
| Aug 15, 2010
When Judy Lewis used to watch Clark Gable movies with her teen-age friends, she had no clue that Gable might be her father.
"It never would have dawned on me," she said. "Why would I ever think such a thing?"
Yet many in Hollywood were thinking just...
| May 29, 2010
| 7:49 AM
BEVERLY HILLS -- Actress Lindsay Lohan has reached out to fashion designer Chanel to help customize her newest accessory: a court-ordered alcohol monitoring bracelet.
On Monday, Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel stipulated that Lohan wear a SCRAM...
| Aug 10, 2010
| 2:03 PM
Update: Actress Scarlett Johansson has sold her walled and gated Spanish villa in the Hollywood Hills for $4 million, public records show.
The restored and remodeled house, built in 1931, has a period-style kitchen with original tile, a maid's quarters...
| Jul 2, 2008
IT'S A pastry chef's version of a plan to outwit the biological -- well, seasonal -- ticking clock: peach babies that are yours when you adopt a tree.
And not just any peach babies, but Elberta peach babies from David Mas Masumoto's farm southeast of...
| Feb 4, 2009
It might seem that there is little as unlikely as a Scandinavian restaurant in Southern California, but for many years one of L.A.'s most celebrated spots was Scandia on Sunset Boulevard. It had closed by the time I came to town, but Gustaf Anders was...
| Jan 25, 2009
Words & Ideas
Paula Derrow The author of "Behind the Bedroom Door" will present and sign her new book. Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 4 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.
Daniel Levitin The author of the bestselling "This Is Your Brain...
| Feb 1, 2009
William Whitecloud The author of "The Magician's Way" will discuss and sign his book. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood. 7:30 p.m. Free. (310) 659-1733.
David Denby The film critic for the New Yorker will discuss his...
| Apr 15, 2009
It takes a certain kind of courage to hop on a bike and traverse a city teeming with SUVs. It takes a different kind to wear a sweater, of your own design, bearing images of fetuses, the number 8 and the phrase "Marriage for ALL/Octuplets for NONE."...
| Feb 8, 2009
Toby Barlow The author of "Sharp Teeth" will present and sign his debut novel. Diesel Bookstore, 225 26th St., L.A. 3 p.m. Free. (310) 576-9960.
Norman Klein, Margo Bistis and Andrea Kratky Tom Lesser will moderate a discussion featuring the...
| Aug 8, 2010
Charlotte Russe has moved into the new Santa Monica Place and had her own makeover.
The San Diego-based chain store, a mall fixture that offers inexpensive trendy fashions to teenage girls and young women, is rolling out its new retail concept at Santa...
| Jul 25, 2010
Camper, a Spanish version of Cole Haan, makes comfy heels and stylish sneaks for fashionistas who don't want to sacrifice looks for comfort.
Based in the sunny Balearic island of Mallorca, Camper has opened a new store at the Original Farmers Market. The...