| Jul 13, 2012
Harry Nicholas, who celebrates his 90th birthday Saturday, drives round-trip twice a week from southeast of Fresno to Los Angeles area farmers markets, where he is likely the oldest farmer to participate actively. As if that weren't enough, he's got the...
| Jul 27, 2012
Of the dozen tomato varieties displayed at Vang Thao's stand last Saturday, one, with purplish black skin over a flaming orange ground color, stood out spectacularly. It's a new variety, Indigo Rose, pigmented by anthocyanins, the same compounds...
| Aug 19, 2012
French-born Veronique Peck, who was the widow of actor Gregory Peck and an ardent supporter of civic and cultural causes in her adopted country, died Friday of heart failure at her Los Angeles home, her family said. She was 80.
As a young journalist,...
| Aug 15, 2012
Actor played Arnold Horshack on 'Kotter'
Ron Palillo, 63, an actor whose signature role was Arnold Horshack in the 1970s TV sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter," died Tuesday of a heart attack in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., said his agent, Jackie...
| Jun 16, 2012
Actress on 'Moesha,' 'The Parkers'
Yvette Wilson, 48, a stand-up comedian and actress best known for her roles on the TV sitcom "Moesha" and its spinoff, "The Parkers," died Thursday after a battle with cervical cancer.
| Oct 16, 2012
Tim Loranger is a Los Angeles aviation attorney who was deeply moved by Lance Armstrong's story of beating cancer. The former Marine wears the Armstrong yellow wristband, races in an Armstrong hat and has raised thousands of dollars for Armstrong's cancer...
| Apr 30, 2012
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A Newport Beach shipbuilder has reached a compromise with city officials that probably will allow him to continue restoring a 72-foot wooden sailboat that has been parked in a side yard of his home for six years. The compromise, which......
| May 4, 2012
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In the last years of his life, Beastie Boy Adam Yauch focused his artistic attention on the world of film, as co-founder of Oscilloscope Pictures....
| May 7, 2012
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A 92-year-old El Cajon woman who sold "death kits" to help people commit suicide was sentenced Monday to five years probation and a $1,000 fine after pleading guilty to failing to pay income tax on her profits....
| May 10, 2012
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Last week TufAmerica, Inc., which administers the rights to the recordings of Washington, D.C. go-go band Trouble Funk's catalog, filed lawsuit in federal court accusing the Beastie Boys of sampling without permission the group's 1982 funk classics, "Drop...
| May 3, 2012
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This month, it's design of the times, as we report from the trenches of architecture, interiors, cars and Hollywood...