| Mar 30, 2008
It's been billed as a parable of successful urban revitalization, a testament to the strength of branding and a pretty groovy place to crash.
The Hard Rock Hotel San Diego is all those things, to a point. It's a modern hotel steps from Petco Park and the...
| 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...
| Nov 17, 2009
Ken Ober, a comedian and actor who as host of MTV's "Remote Control" in the 1980s guided the raucous question-and-answer trivia contests on the irreverent cable TV game show, was found dead Sunday at his home in Santa Monica. He was 52.
Lee Kernis of...