| Dec 11, 2013
| 10:11 AM
In a study released Wednesday, Pew reports that an overwhelming majority of Americans value libraries. Ninety-five percent of Americans 16 and older say that libraries are important because of the opportunities and resources they provide, and because they...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 4:33 PM
CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Carrying a shotgun, a machete, a bandolier of ammunition and a backpack with three incendiary devices, Karl Halverson Pierson entered Arapahoe High School and launched 80 seconds of terror as he hunted his debate coach, who was...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 6:00 AM
BONN, Germany — The slightest hint that a lost manuscript, letter or personal artifact of the great German composer Ludwig van Beethoven might exist and be available for acquisition is enough to get Michael Ladenburger's adrenaline pumping.
| 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...
| Oct 3, 2013
Under the Los Angeles city charter, the mayor has no formal power over the Los Angeles Unified School District. But this has not stopped mayors — including Richard Riordan and Antonio Villaraigosa — from using the bully pulpit and the power of...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 8:15 AM
John Steinbeck's epic novel "The Grapes of Wrath" tells the saga of the Joads, an Oklahoma Dust Bowl family that journeys to California, where they encounter hardships as migrant farm workers.
To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Depression-era...
| 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...
| 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 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 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,...