| Jan 27, 2010
For any San Franciscan worth his salt, the 1,491-acre wooded site known as the Presidio -- and its fate -- has been part of their lives for decades. In 2001, when the park changed hands from the U.S. Army -- under whose care it had rested for 148 years --...
| May 1, 2011
A decade ago, when my wife and I were honeymooning on Italy's Amalfi Coast, we'd talked — maybe even vowed — to return there for our 10th wedding anniversary if we still liked each other. After all, it would be 10 years. That's a pretty big...
| Jan 5, 2011
Hideko Takamine, a child star in Japan in the 1930s who became one of her country's leading screen actresses during the post- World War II era, in which she played a variety of contemporary women who captured the tenor of the times, has died. She was 86....
| Aug 31, 2010
| 11:16 PM
| Aug 31, 2011
Sybil Jason, 83, a former child actress signed by the Warner Brothers Studio to rival Twentieth Century Fox star Shirley Temple, died Aug. 23 at her home in Northridge, her family announced. She had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Born in Cape...
| Dec 6, 2011
Bill Tapia, a virtuoso ukulele player from Hawaii who learned to strum the instrument at age 7, performed for U.S. troops during World War I and was still touring and teaching well after hitting the century mark, has died. He was 103.
Tapia died in his...
| Aug 6, 2011
Attention, hedge funders, oligarchs, princes and billionaire kids who own private jets. Here's a deal only for you. The Kronish House at 9439 Sunset Blvd., Beverly Hills, is now for sale for about $14 million.
In the spirit of full disclosure, the bad...
| Jun 19, 2011
Whether it's a luxury automobile, a couture gown or a special vintage of wine, even those who aren't collectors and connoisseurs recognize that perceived rarity and quality drive up demand. And price. But would you be willing to pay a premium price ...
| Oct 20, 2009
Vic Mizzy, a film and television composer best known for writing the memorable theme songs for the 1960s sit-coms "Green Acres" and "The Addams Family," has died. He was 93.
Mizzy died of heart failureSaturday at his home in Bel-Air, said Scott Harper, a...
| Sep 17, 2009
| 8:53 AM
When the Screen Actors Guild Awards are bestowed Jan. 23, telecast on TNT and TBS, they'll bestow a life achievement award on Betty White. Read more at the SAG website. Previous recipients of the honor include: 2008: James Earl Jones 2007: Charles Durning...
| Sep 23, 2009
| 4:33 PM
Susan King takes a look at the gorgeous new restoration of "The Wizard of Oz," which will be screened in theaters across the country tonight. This is a longer version of her story that appears in the Los Angeles Times......