| Mar 8, 2010
| 4:32 PM
If you visit a Chevy dealer to buy a new car, the odds are pretty good that he is not going to recommend that you purchase a Ford. And he is even more likely not to recommend that you hang......
| Oct 27, 2008
"The Lady With All the Answers" -- the solo show about advice columnist Ann Landers, which opened Friday at Pasadena Playhouse -- tries to make a virtue out of innocuousness.
A breezy encounter with the Midwestern bouffant of syndicated fame, the piece...
| Nov 1, 2008
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| Apr 15, 2008
WHEN my wife asked me why I'd been out past midnight the other night on skid row, I told her, "I needed to raise my spirits."
The news has been bleak in the newspaper business lately, and my newspaper was no exception. In the last week we ran a lengthy...
| Aug 8, 2009
Amos Kenan, a novelist, newspaper columnist and sculptor who as a member of Israel's founding generation helped define modern Israeli culture, died in Tel Aviv on Tuesday. He was 82.
He struggled with Alzheimer's disease for years, said Uri Avnery, a...
| Jun 30, 2009
Fred Travalena, the master impressionist and singer whose broad repertoire of voices ranged from Jack Nicholson to Sammy Davis Jr. to Bugs Bunny, has died. He was 66.
Travalena, who began treatment for an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2002...
| Dec 14, 2009
Although smoking cessation tends to be a New Year's resolution sort of thing, trying to quit now could save you some money.
The Los Angeles County Department of Health has teamed up with Ralphs Supermarkets to offer two-week supplies (one per customer)...
| Mar 14, 2010
Bad things can happen at your hotel. Your reservation may be lost. The front desk agent may be rude. The room may be dirty. A naked man may be sitting on the bed. The room may be too hot or too cold, and the thermostat may not work. The TV in the next...
| Sep 30, 2009
When it came to the subject of biographies, Sigmund Freud was at his most implacable: "Whoever undertakes to write a biography," he said, "binds himself to lying, to concealment, to hypocrisy, to flummery and even to hiding his own lack of understanding....
| Nov 7, 2009
You've built a raised bed or set out some pots. Before you plant, you've got empty space to fill. Here are three experts' suggestions for the best potting mix:
Mel Bartholomew is Mr. Square Foot Garden, author of the 2005 Cool Springs Press book "All New...
| Nov 17, 2009
A government panel's recommendation Monday that women under the age of 50 do not need regular mammograms set off a furious debate about the importance of the routine screening tool, leaving many women confused about how best to protect their health.