| 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...
| Jun 28, 2012
Barry Becher, 71, a marketing mastermind and infomercial pioneer best known for bringing Ginsu knives to the American public, died Friday at a hospital in West Palm Beach, Fla., of complications from surgery and kidney cancer, his family said.
| Jun 30, 2012
Actress worked with Lucille Ball
Doris Singleton, 92, an actress best known for playing Lucy's friend Caroline Appleby on the classic TV comedy "I Love Lucy," died Tuesday in Los Angeles of complications from cancer, according to her...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 9:27 AM
Green Bay television station NBC26 made fun of the infamous replacement referees who botched Monday night's football game by using a replacement weather guy on its show.
The substitute weatherman sounded like a "Sesame Street" character and said that...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 8:30 AM
In the late '80s a thunderbolt of inspiration struck Jack Valenti, longtime chief of the Motion Picture Assn. of America: What if his organization got rid of the X rating, besmirched by years of misappropriation by hard-core exploitation films, and...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 7:25 AM
An unflattering statue of Sarah Palin that doubles as a functioning stove -- yes, the cooking kind -- has found a home in Chicago. The work of public art, created by a Chicago artist named J. Taylor Wallace, will take up residence at the Bridgeport Art...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 6:45 PM
Mark the date, remember the day.
On March 5, 2013, Los Angeles redefined apathy.
A measly 16% of the city's registered voters — or perhaps around 20% once all the mail-in ballots are counted — turned out in an election with the following...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 4:42 AM
The new year represents a long-awaited new start for the Tribune Co.
The newspaper and television conglomerate emerged from bankruptcy Monday, a financially stronger version of the company that sought court protection four years ago but one that still...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 6:48 PM
Huell Howser seemed an unlikely candidate to become a television star — a big, grinning ex-Marine with a molasses-smooth Tennessee drawl and an eye for stories that others would pass by, such as the Bunny Museum in Pasadena and the rendering of...
| Dec 7, 2012
Kiwi are now plentiful at farmers markets, but they're not always easy to find in prime condition. To produce high-quality kiwis, growers need to apply crop-specific expertise in pollination, pruning, irrigation, ripening and storage. Many farmers...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 4:36 PM
For those so obsessed with the trial of Conrad Murray that even getting up to use the restroom will interfere with your viewing time, worry not: Now you can take the trial in with you. Fox Television Stations has just......