| May 18, 2008
IN LOS FELIZ, across from a 7-Eleven on North Vermont Avenue, a few dozen men in their early 20s to late 80s share a dinner behind closed doors. Some wear full tuxedos with bow ties and jeweled cuff links, some have shoulder-length hair, and others wear...
| Jun 3, 2008
| 5:38 PM
When reporters began to ask last weekend about a bruising profile of Bill Clinton that appears in the July issue of Vanity Fair magazine, the former president's aides struck back with this scathing rebuttal.
To: Interested Parties
From: Office of...
| Dec 12, 2009
Screenwriter worked with her husband
Rose Kaufman, 70, who co-wrote the screenplays for “The Wanderers” and "Henry & June" with her writer-director husband, Philip, died of cancer Monday at her home in San Francisco.
| Jul 15, 2009
Jane Dalton Weinberger, who coaxed her husband, Caspar W. Weinberger, into politics and was a loyal Washington wife during three Republican administrations before she began to write and publish children's books, died Sunday at a nursing facility in Bar...
| Aug 7, 2009
U.S. District Judge Robert M. Takasugi, a survivor of a World War II relocation camp for Japanese Americans who was known for his compassion for victims of injustice and his calm demeanor in the face of sometimes outrageous courtroom antics, has died....
| Jul 18, 2009
Barely six months old, the Obama administration faces a political problem caused by how the CIA handled a secret counter-terrorism program. Though President Obama has insisted he wants to look forward and push an ambitious domestic agenda, a series of...
| Mar 17, 2009
Claude S. Brinegar, a former oil industry executive and the nation's third transportation secretary, who helped enact the controversial 55-mph speed limit during the Arab oil embargo in the 1970s, died of natural causes Friday at a retirement community in...
| Jan 25, 2010
Robert Mosbacher, who served as U.S. Commerce secretary under his close friend, President George H.W. Bush, and helped lay the foundation for the North American Free Trade Agreement, has died. He was 82.
Mosbacher died Sunday in Houston after a...
| Feb 14, 2010
When I was researching my nonfiction book "The Lost Art of Walking," I came across this wonderful comic passage in P.G. Wodehouse's "The Indiscretions of Archie":
Archie picked up the red-covered volume that lay on the table.
"Half a mo', old son. Sorry...
| Feb 21, 2010
Alexander M. Haig's life threaded through some of the most tumultuous episodes of the second half of the 20th century. An Army officer in Vietnam, a presidential advisor during the Watergate scandal and a key Cabinet member during the attempted...
| Mar 1, 2010
Jeanne M. Holm, who played a pivotal role in opening up the military to women and who was the first female general in the Air Force and the first woman in any military branch to become a two-star general, has died. She was 88.