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  • Jeanie Buss talks about all things Lakers

     Jeanie Buss talks about all things Lakers
    "Born to the purple" means someone who comes into the world privileged and royal. That doesn't exactly describe Jeanie Buss. She was teenager when her father, Jerry Buss, bought the Los Angeles Lakers. After he died, Jeanie stepped into the job of president, overseeing the business side (her brother Jim handles the team). The purple-and-gold glamour of the Lakers draws more Web traffic and international fans than any other team in the NBA, as does its impressive list of wins and records. The terrible season this year is just a blip on that record, she promises; for the Lakers, it'll always be Showtime.
  • From Iraq to the Happiest Place on Earth

    From Iraq to the Happiest Place on Earth
    The fireworks at Disneyland had ended. It was past closing time and the crowds were pouring out the gates, but we lingered. Layla Alshawi, the 63-year-old mother of our friends, didn't want to leave. She hugged a light pole, joking that we would have...

    Linda Dishman -- preserving L.A., a building at a time

    Linda Dishman -- preserving L.A., a building at a time
    Been to a concert at the Wiltern? Toured downtown's movie palaces? Love the Central Library? You can thank the Los Angeles Conservancy that they're still here. And for 20 of the conservancy's 34 years, Linda Dishman has been its executive director,...

    Rodriguez: Land of the free, home of the fake

    Rodriguez: Land of the free, home of the fake
    Kim Kardashian's butt is real. Some haters said it was fake. To prove them wrong, she had a doctor take X-rays to show that it was implant-free. Odd as it sounds, when a symbol of trumped-up celebrity has a part of her anatomy authenticated, it's a...

    Customer service at Six Flags Magic Mountain is off the rails

    Customer service at Six Flags Magic Mountain is off the rails
    Katherine Gould recently enjoyed a thrilling ride on Magic Mountain's fast-zooming, forward-and-backward-rotating, face-down-plunging X2 roller coaster. Then she underwent a frustrating experience trying to recover from Magic Mountain's lost-and-found...