| Aug 25, 2010
Florence Henderson takes her acting very seriously, but that doesn't mean she doesn't like to fool around now and then.
Case in point: Her role as a clown groupie who wakes up in bed with Bob Goldthwait's boozy clown in the 1992 cult favorite "Shakes the...
| Jun 22, 2011
Emmy-winning TV writer
Burt Styler, 86, an Emmy-winning TV writer who had a long association with Bob Hope, died of heart failure June 13 at Providence Tarzana Medical Center, his family said.
Styler won an Emmy in 1972 for an episode of...
| Jun 23, 2011
Bob Pease, 70, a prominent Silicon Valley engineer and author of several books on analog chip design, died Saturday evening when his car crashed into a tree in Saratoga, Calif., southwest of San Jose.
Pease, who was not wearing a seat belt while...
| Sep 17, 2009
| 8:53 AM
Onetime Big Sur resident Henry Miller is best known as an author. He wrote the controversially racy "Tropic of Cancer" -- published in 1934 in France, it finally came to America in 1961, where it was the subject of an......
| Sep 29, 2009
| 4:33 AM
The coming weeks are loaded with animal-friendly events and fundraisers to help needy L.A. pets. Are we forgetting something? Let us know by leaving a comment! This Week: Saturday, Oct. 3, celebrate the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi......
| Apr 24, 2009
What does it mean to celebrate the written word? It means getting excited about, well, everything.
FOR THE RECORD:
Festival of Books: A Friday Calendar article on authors attending the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books said that...
| Apr 25, 2009
Dr. John Visher, a California psychiatrist whose struggle with remarriage issues led him to co-found a national organization to advocate for stepfamilies, died April 17 at his home in the Bay Area city of Walnut Creek. He was 88.
Visher had pancreatic...
| Jan 13, 2009
| 9:50 PM
Former USC linebacker
Eric Scoggins, 49, an outside linebacker who helped USC beat Alabama in the teams' big 1978 matchup, died of Lou Gehrig's disease Saturday in Tracy, Calif., USC announced Tuesday.
Scoggins played three games for...
| Oct 6, 2008
Today's question: How are the campaigns performing? What is each side doing that's resonating with voters, and what are they misfiring on? All week, Matt Welch and Kareem Crayton debate the McCain-Obama campaign as it enters its final month.
| Nov 9, 2008
|| Fiction || Weeks on list ||
|| 1. || The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown: $26.99) A luckless attorney defends a studio executive accused of offing his wife and her lover. || 3 ||
|| 2. || A Most Wanted Man by...
| Jun 13, 2008
Don't look for deep meaning in "A Very Brady Musical" at Theatre West. A parody wrapped in a spoof surrounded by a lampoon, this world premiere musical satire is a study in concentrated silliness.
That's mostly to the good. The show is based on "The...