| May 23, 2009
The story of this Juliet, an American pit bull terrier, has its share of tragedy. She was kenneled with an Orange County veterinarian because her owner was hit by catastrophic illness. When poor health and medical bills took their toll, the owner sadly...
| Nov 29, 2008
On Monday, the Greek marble statue of a man playing a harp located in the center of the Prehistoric and Bronze Age Arts gallery at the J. Paul Getty Museum will be cloaked in black cloth. But it's not being prepped to be cleaned. Nor is there...
| Dec 4, 2008
Veteran Los Angeles film producer Leslie Urdang stands among the most fortunate independent filmmakers. One of 1,026 submissions, Urdang's low-budget "Adam," an uplifting love story featuring a man with Asperger's syndrome, was announced Wednesday as part...
| Feb 9, 2008
The troubled young man who killed his father and two brothers before fatally shooting a celebrated Los Angeles police officer this week had a history of mental illness and brushes with the law, police said Friday.
Edwin Rivera, 20, first developed...
| Feb 14, 2008
It's Valentine's Day, and one family is showing its love by showing up in court. Britney Spears' parents plan to ask a judge to keep her under their care and supervision. Try finding a hearts-and-flowers card for that -- "To our daughter, we love you,...
| Jan 13, 2009
Doug Dutton seemed like a boxer, off in the corner preparing for a bout. He fortified himself with a sip of Prosecco and turned to Lise Friedman, who organized readings at his eponymous Brentwood bookstore until it closed in April. "Are we coordinated?"...
| Jan 15, 2009
Patrick McGoohan, a two-time Emmy Award-winning actor who starred as a British spy in the 1960s TV series "Secret Agent" and gained cult status later in the decade as the star of the enigmatic series "The Prisoner," has died. He was 80.
| Jan 30, 2009
| 3:50 PM
SM: So you started acting at six on The Andy Griffith Show. Your dad, Rance, was also an actor.
RH: My dad was a good teacher. Hed never been to Strasberg, but hed taken enough classes to understand the fundamentalsjust to listen and...
| Sep 13, 2008
George Putnam, the pioneer television news anchorman and conservative commentator whose distinctive stentorian voice was familiar to millions of Southern Californians during his heyday in the 1950s and '60s, died today. He was 94.
Putnam, who had been...
| Feb 19, 2009
| 5:29 AM
Oreste Lionello, an entertainer and film dubber who was Italy's "voice" of Woody Allen, Jerry Lewis and other comic stars, died in a Rome hospital today.
Lionello, 81, was a star in Italy's important entertainment industry of movie dubbing.
| Mar 9, 2008
It was lunchtime at Loma Linda Academy when the social workers arrived, escorted by a deputy sheriff.
They were there to collect the Udvardi children. Amid dozens of students munching sandwiches and chips, school officials found 6-year-old Esther, then...