| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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."...
| 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...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Annette Bening and Elizabeth Banks will be honored by American Conservatory Theatre , which is launching a new annual award in January called the "Conservatory Awards." In addition, the school will honor two founders of L.A.'s A Noise Within -- Geoff...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Mary Levkoff, a curator at the National Gallery of Art in Washington and a former curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, has won a book prize for her monograph "Hearst the Collector."...
| May 19, 2011
| 9:33 PM
A rather elaborate (OK, expensive and ugly) Citizen Marksmanship Competition lamp/trophy sponsored by the Los Angeles Examiner has been listed on EBay. Bidding on the trophy begins at $2,450. "These charming Milwaukee girls were the first all-woman team...