| Sep 17, 2012
| 7:53 AM
Since Bob Hope Airport officials reopened the site for filming six months ago for the first time since the Sept. 11, 2011, terrorist attacks, movie and TV production has generated roughly $100,000 for the airfield....
| Jun 12, 2012
Ann Rutherford, an actress whose small role as Scarlett's younger sister Carreen in the 1939 film "Gone With the Wind" was her most enduring, has died. She was 94.
Rutherford, who also portrayed Mickey Rooney's teenage girlfriend in the Andy Hardy...
| Oct 10, 2012
Turhan Bey, 90, an actor whose exotic good looks earned him the nickname of "Turkish Delight" in films with Errol Flynn and Katharine Hepburn before he left Hollywood for a quieter life in Vienna, died Sept. 30 in the Austrian capital after a long...
| Oct 19, 2012
Actress Sylvia Kristel, the Dutch star of the hit 1970s erotic movie "Emmanuelle," has died of cancer in the Netherlands. She was 60.
Kristel died in her sleep Wednesday night, according to a statement from her agent, Features Creative Management.
| Oct 18, 2012
| 5:01 PM
Head west on 19th Street in Costa Mesa. First, you hit the monumentalist architecture of the 24-Hour Fitness club and Road Runner Sports. Then comes the more modest cash-for-gold outlet and a pawnshop. Finally, half-hidden behind a clutch of palm trees...
| Jun 6, 2012
It began as the most modest of airports — passengers trudged across the tarmac to climb aboard departing jets, a double-wide served as a terminal and on weekends, drag races were held in the parking lots.
And even as John Wayne Airport grew into...
| Jun 17, 2012
MOAB, Utah — The doorknob had smashed a sizable hole in the wall of our room at the Apache Motel. The rusty bathroom ceiling fan made a harsh scraping sound, and the industrial carpet sported several suspicious stains.
We loved the place.
| Aug 12, 2012
Boom and Bust in the New "New West"
Metropolitan Books: 337 pp., $28
In his new book "Desert America: Boom and Bust in the New 'New West,'" Los Angeles writer Rubén Martínez...
| Mar 8, 2013
Claude King, 90, a country singer-songwriter who was best known for the 1962 hit "Wolverton Mountain," died early Thursday at his home in Shreveport, La., where his family found him unresponsive in bed.
King was one of the original members of "Louisiana...
| Feb 15, 2013
It's the spring of 2015, and the car rental workers at John Wayne Airport in Orange County are reporting that visitors from Pittsburgh, Kansas City, New York, Tampa, Boston and Atlanta have been making strange requests.
Instead of the usual, "How do...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 3:30 PM
Reg Green of La Cañada Flintridge enjoys a brisk early morning hike, and that's what he was doing in the hills behind Descanso Gardens when he came upon an imposing figure standing motionless on the trail.
Green, 83, was briefly alarmed, then realized...