| Jun 23, 2008
To: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Re: Screen Actors Guild talks
GOVERNOR, YOU were so inspiring when talking about the American dream back in 2004. Remember?
At the Republican convention, you told everyone what a great place this country is. You...
| Jul 27, 2008
It all started 10 years ago when middle school student Helen Camarillo walked up to music executive Tom Sturges at a Christmas party for youths and adults interested in mentoring. She told him that she planned to be president of the United States one day....
| Jan 7, 2008
He has prided himself on thinking big, and used his larger-than-life persona to advocate grand visions for California's future.
But as Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger begins his fifth year at the helm of the state, he is hemmed in by the past, staring at a...
| Jan 21, 2008
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger visited the L.A. Times last week to discuss his new budget plan and review the condition of California. Some clips and highlights:
Broken budget process (MP3)
Arnold Schwarzenegger: The system is a complete failure. I knew...
| Aug 19, 2011
Edie Wasserman, who was the widow of Hollywood powerhouse Lew Wasserman and who was known as a tireless benefactor for charitable causes, especially the Motion Picture and Television Fund, has died. She was 95.
Wasserman died Thursday in Beverly Hills of...
| May 9, 2010
I worried, almost from the beginning of my research into the presidency of Dwight Eisenhower, that something did not quite add up with Stephen Ambrose's famous biography of the former president.
I say almost from the beginning because I had no inkling at...
| Aug 23, 2009
It was a town hall, certainly, but without the sense of chaos, the hint of danger, that we've come to associate with the words "town hall" in recent weeks. No gun-toting patriots, no dark portents of tyranny. No energy, in fact, at least not at the...
| Jun 21, 2010
L.A. judge upheld race-based magnet admissions
Paul Gutman, 78, a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge who ruled that L.A. schools could continue using a race-based formula for magnet school admissions, died June 13. The cause was...
| Jul 26, 2009
Forty-two years after Pat Brown left office and 13 years after he died, his California took quite a beating last week.
The visionary governor swept into office in 1959, and by the time he was swept out eight years later, he had created the 16-dam,...
| Apr 6, 2009
Meg Whitman struck it rich last month when she appeared on the cover of Fortune magazine, with a headline that asked if the Republican gubernatorial hopeful can "save California." It was a flattering profile, with friends and business associates attesting...
| Jul 11, 2010
So what if 21st century concert-goers are unlikely to pack picnic baskets with fine china, linens and candelabras. When the L.A. Philharmonic launched its summer classical season, the great Los Angeles social tradition of dining at the Hollywood Bowl...