| Sep 6, 2013
| 9:18 AM
The crimson-haired woman makes sure to offer snacks to each person entering the room. She's seated at the end, next to a carved marble fireplace that doesn't entirely match the rest of the neutral corporate décor.
It used to be different here. "It was a...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 10:13 AM
Allen J. Schaben will be the next featured speaker in the Los Angeles Times Photographer Series from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday. Schaben became an L.A. Times photographer 19 years ago, after earning his bachelor’s degree in journalism from...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 7:08 PM
The last edition of the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner was published on Nov. 2, 1989, with the headline:
"So long, Los Angeles."
But 23 years later, one employee has not yet said goodbye. Chuck Lutz hasn't even left the building.
"They never told me...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 7:37 PM
When Barnaby Conrad was nearly killed in a 1958 bullfight, his celebrity pals were buzzing about it at Sardi's in New York.
"Did you hear about poor Barnaby?" Eva Gabor asked Noel Coward in her thick Hungarian accent. "He was terribly gored in Spain."...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 7:30 PM
Phoebe Hearst Cooke, who was a granddaughter of publishing tycoon William Randolph Hearst and used one of the nation's biggest fortunes to support a variety of philanthropic causes, has died. She was 85.
Cooke, who had pneumonia, died Sunday in a...
| Jun 27, 2012
The demise of the Hearst newspaper empire in Los Angeles began in 1962 when publisher George Randolph Hearst Jr. abandoned the morning newspaper market.
Hearst and the company that owned the Los Angeles Times made what some viewed as a back-room deal: At...
| Feb 15, 2013
Richard Collins, a screenwriter during the McCarthy era who was blacklisted for several years before he cooperated with the Communist-hunting House Un-American Activities Committee, died Thursday in Ventura.
The onetime Communist Party member was 98...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Movies, Magic and My Father's Twentieth Century
Riverhead: 432 pp., $28.95
In "The Entertainer: Movies, Magic and My Father's Twentieth Century," New Yorker staff writer...
| Jun 2, 2012
First published on July 31, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
You could spend a solid year sniffing out cool spots for travelers in Venice, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades and Malibu -- scores of hotels, hundreds of restaurants and bars, more...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 11:14 AM
The current luxury real estate market is redefining “extravagant.”
First, a 8,930-square-foot house on nine acres in Northern California found a buyer for a state record-breaking $117 million. Then word came that financier Gary Winnick is...
| Jul 18, 2010
For, and against, for-profit colleges
Re "The for-profit college bubble," Opinion, July 13
So-called for-profit colleges should not be allowed to play their shell game with taxpayer money. As things stand, such institutions are just one more mechanism...