| Dec 16, 2012
Designing costumes so ingrained in popular culture that they still inspire Halloween disguises 30 years after they were created — Michael Jackson's "Thriller" jacket, Indiana Jones' signature outback slouch look and the unforgettable "College"...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 2:43 PM
Is Los Angeles’ Museum of Contemporary Art all-in when it comes to its own independence?
The question arises from a recent comment by museum director Jeffrey Deitch in the New York Post.
MOCA this week announced the launch of "MOCA Independence,...
| Apr 12, 2011
| 7:23 PM
In a dramatic turn for the country's second-largest school district, Los Angeles Unified released school ratings based on a new approach that measures a school's success at raising student performance — the first in a series of high-stakes moves...
| Jun 22, 2010
Co-founder of L.A. County epilepsy group
Betty Ticho, 89, a social worker who co-founded the Los Angeles County Epilepsy Society and served as its executive director for 30 years, died May 29 at Santa Monica Hospital of complications from...
| Sep 16, 2010
Edwin Newman, known to several generations of television viewers as the dry-witted NBC reporter and commentator who covered coronations and assassinations and wrote two bestselling books on Americans' mangling of the English language, has died. He was 91....
| Jun 21, 2010
In the anti-Communist hysteria of early 1950s America, nuclear physicist Joan Hinton was labeled "The Atom Spy Who Got Away."
Recruited at 22 to help develop the atom bomb, she was so repulsed when the U.S. dropped it on Japan during World War II that...
| Aug 14, 2010
Don Williamson, an architect who helped build the stature of Laguna Beach's annual mixture of theater and art, the Pageant of the Masters, has died. He was 96.
Williamson, who directed the pageant from 1964 to 1978, died of natural causes July 23 at...
| Aug 8, 2010
Gerson Goldhaber, a UC Berkeley physicist who played a key role in identifying some of the fundamental particles of nature, then switched careers and helped show that the universe is expanding rather than contracting, died of natural causes at his home in...
| May 26, 2010
Disgraced Ohio congressman
Former U.S. Rep. Donald "Buz" Lukens of Ohio, 79, once a rising conservative star in state politics before a string of scandals abruptly ended his career, died Saturday of cancer at a Dallas nursing home, his...
| Jun 5, 2011
Lawrence S. Eagleburger, the wisecracking, chain-smoking diplomat who charmed both Republicans and Democrats, handled tense assignments during the first Persian Gulf War and rose up the ranks to become secretary of State toward the end of President George...
| Apr 4, 2011
Manning Marable, an influential historian whose forthcoming biography of Malcolm X could revise perceptions of the slain civil rights leader, has died only days before the book described as his life's work was to be published. He was 60.