| Dec 12, 2007
"The Perfect Holiday" strives to be nothing more than easygoing and heartwarming, as well as to serve up relatively clean PG fare and, according to the press materials, to be "the first African American ensemble comedy for the Christmas season."
| Dec 28, 2008
The Ortega home, a tidy, one-story structure at the end of a Covina cul-de-sac, had been at the center of so many family events: pizza nights, poker parties and an annual Christmas Eve party where the large, close-knit family gathered to celebrate the...
| Dec 28, 2008
Bruce Jeffrey Pardo stopped by the Montrose Bakery and Cafe about noon on Christmas Eve, said Henry Baeza, the cafe's owner.
Pardo, who lived in the neighborhood just around the corner from Baeza, was a regular customer who liked to sit at a table by the...
| Dec 29, 2008
Surviving family members Sunday were grappling with how to best care for the victims' children after a Christmas Eve slaying in Covina that left nine people dead.
At least 13 young people were orphaned after the shooting and two others lost one parent,...
| Dec 30, 2008
As they had for years, the two families -- one in the city of Torreon in Mexico, the other in Covina -- called each other late Christmas Eve on a two-way radio.
In Covina, about 25 people -- Joseph and Alicia Ortega, their five children and their...
| Dec 31, 2008
In the dining room of their Covina home, Joseph "Papa Joe" Ortega, his wife of 53 years and their children had been playing a late-night game of Texas Hold 'Em after Christmas Eve dinner.
Their grandchildren played video games and hung out near the...
| Jan 11, 2009
Covina Police Chief Kim Raney was relaxing at home with his family around midnight on Christmas Eve. Lt. Tim Doonan was making late-night preparations for the holiday morning. And Det. Dan Regan was in bed, just starting to doze off.
Then their phones...
| Jan 16, 2009
| 2:17 PM
More than 1,500 mourners turned out this morning for the funeral of nine family members killed during a Christmas Eve shooting rampage.
Cardinal Roger Mahony and Covina Police Chief Kim Raney were among those who attended the 10 a.m. Mass at the Holy...
| Sep 9, 2008
Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and the rest of the Muppets will help NBC celebrate the holidays this year.
The network has announced its holiday-specials lineup for this year, and it's a little bigger than usual. The Muppet special, titled "Letters to...
| Sep 24, 2008
A WICKED sculpture at the entrance to the retrospective exhibition of Martin Kippenberger's work at the Museum of Contemporary Art crystallizes the manic tone that made the German-born Conceptual artist such an influential force, beginning in the 1980s....
| May 4, 2008
BEFORE "Jersey Boys" had its tryout run in 2004 in La Jolla, the two central real-life characters on which it's based -- the diminutive singer Frankie Valli and the keyboard-playing songwriter Bob Gaudio -- feared that was not the right locale to unveil a...