| Sep 25, 2013
| 6:38 PM
ASHEBORO, N.C. — High school students in Randolph County once again can get “Invisible Man,” Ralph Ellison’s classic 1952 novel of alienation and racial discrimination, at school libraries.
Nine days after the county school board...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 3:14 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Friday named five people to the Board of Library Commissioners, all of them supporters of his bid for citywide office earlier this year.
The volunteer panel, which oversees dozens of regional and branch libraries, will...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 12:02 PM
Your English teacher and your local librarian are as important in a crisis as a fireman or an ambulance driver.
That’s the message to be found inside three recent American memoirs, each written by authors whose lives were saved by literature.
| Sep 17, 2013
| 3:21 PM
Seven years ago, a contractor was commissioned to tear down a decaying barn in the small New Hampshire town of Nelson. Before destroying the building, he checked out the barn to make sure it was empty.
On the second floor were an old film...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Here’s Eli and Edythe Broad’s advice to budding, young art collectors: take your time, do the research, don’t rush to buy.
“You got to invest time, it’s not just about money,” Eli Broad said this week at a talk for...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 5:30 AM
"Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine: Two Kids From Brooklyn," currently ensconced at Walt Disney Concert Hall's Ira Gershwin Gallery through Feb. 23, is a treasure trove of lyric sheets, performance materials, scripts, correspondence, business papers, posters,...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 3:12 PM
More than 700 firefighters were trying to get the upper hand Monday on a Bay Area wildfire that has burned 1,500 acres in Mt. Diablo State Park.
Called the Morgan fire, the blaze was first reported Sunday shortly after 1 p.m. in the kind of steep, dry...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 5:55 AM
For those going through “Breaking Bad” withdrawal, the Glendale Public Library has a possible antidote: a reading list inspired by the hit AMC show that ended on Sunday.
The list includes “Leaves of Grass,” the Walt Whitman book...
| Oct 11, 2013
As your family grows, so do your expenses — but not necessarily your paycheck.
For many parents, the cost of bonding as a family can be a budget-buster. Taking a group of four to the movies on a Saturday afternoon can set you back $80, and that&...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:04 PM
After he was elected mayor, Eric Garcetti put out a call to civic-minded Angelenos to serve on city boards and commissions.
"We are looking for people with new ideas, practical experience, policy expertise and, most of all, a true commitment to public...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 4:48 PM
They appear to be routine job interviews: One by one, the top managers of city agencies spend an hour with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti as he ponders who should stay and who should go.
But with Garcetti wrapping up three months of evaluations, far...