| Jan 13, 2008
Some small hotels have lobby cats. The Lower East Side's Blue Moon Hotel presents the reception area mom.
"What kind of tea do you want? Is it in there?" Rita Settenbrino asks while I sort through a small continental breakfast buffet that has...
| Sep 20, 2009
The longtime Beverly Hills home of singer, pianist and comic actor Jimmy Durante has sold for $3.2 million.
Durante bought the property in 1944 and had the house remodeled into a contemporary in 1963. The main residence has three bedrooms and 2 1/2...
| Oct 3, 2009
Actor D.W. Moffett, who plays an evil football dad on "Friday Night Lights," and his wife, Kristal, have sold their longtime Beachwood Canyon home for $1.75 million.
The 1926 Mediterranean, designed by lead Hollywoodland architect John DeLario, has...
| Aug 16, 2009
Ernst Katz, who nurtured thousands of young musicians during 72 years as the founding conductor of the Jr. Philharmonic Orchestra of California, died of natural causes Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, according to his nephew, Gary S. Greene. He was...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 2:30 AM
| Feb 15, 2013
| 3:54 PM
Obituary for Betty Jane Orbach, 1926-2013
Betty Jane Hall was born January 3, 1926, in Los Angeles. She and husband Kenny Orbach met at 14 at Manual Arts High School, and married at 20. While Kenny was at war in the Pacific Betty swam in Esther Williams&...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 8:54 PM
I've written this 15th annual Holiday Quiz column in advance and buried a copy in a sealed container.
This way, if civilization is wiped out by the Mayan Apocalypse, future space explorers may be able to dig it up and discover how remarkably intelligent...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 9:23 PM
"Star Trek" star William Shatner, the 50th anniversary of Peter, Paul and Mary, country duo Montgomery Gentry, Bill Cosby and former presidential candidate Steve Forbes are among the highlights of the State Theatre's new 50-performance season. The 2012-'...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 4:32 PM
When is Frosty the Snowman on TV 2012? Download a FREE Holiday TV programming calendar “Happy Birthday!” Er… Christmas. CBS will air the original 1969 Rankin/Bass animated classic Frosty the Snowman on Friday, Nov. 23, immediately...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 3:30 PM
Writers love words just like chefs love food. We spend hours tinkering with verbs, nouns and adjectives within all types of techniques and combinations to keep the eyes of our readers glued to the copy we create.
We infuse our writing with clever,...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 2:07 PM
The world's greatest mathematician was upset that the Lehigh Valley Fire Team did not win this year's national math competition for students from all over the country.
"What the hell's the matter with them?" he asked, observing that the Fire Team won the...