| Jul 12, 2010
| 4:37 AM
One of the bigger problems "True Blood" has had from its very earliest days is that its central character -- Sookie Stackhouse -- isn't the best character to build a series around. She can be a little dumb. She doesn't......
| May 12, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Identity of Kendra Wilkinson's sex tape costar revealed! Do you honestly think I care? I don't, but this story absolutely drives page views through the roof. (Radar) Dead dolphins wash up on Mississippi coast: Oil spill's role is unclear. (Yahoo!)You don'...
| Mar 31, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Vandals struck a Christian church in the San Fernando Valley overnight, spray-painting vulgar, anti-religious phrases across the building's doors and windows. Police say they are investigating the incident as a hate crime. Los Angeles police officials say...
| Apr 14, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Almost 40 years ago, Peter Schrag wrote a book called "Decline of the WASP." Little did he know. Belatedly, pundits are speculating about the possibility that, once Justice John Paul Stevens is replaced, the Supreme Court will be not only WASPless but...
| Apr 29, 2010
Paul Schaefer, a former Nazi Luftwaffe medic who founded a secretive, commune-like colony of German immigrants in Chile, died of heart failure Saturday in a Chilean prison where he was serving time for child molestation and human rights abuses dating to...
| May 23, 2010
Moishe Rosen, a flamboyant and controversial convert to Christianity who founded the missionary group Jews for Jesus, died Wednesday in San Francisco. He was 78.
The cause was prostate cancer, the group announced.
Rosen launched Jews for Jesus in San...
| Nov 14, 2010
The Rev. Alex Franco, who performed thousands of weddings at his Albertson Wedding Chapel in Los Angeles, has died. He was 91.
Franco, a Protestant minister who for much of his career was known as Alex Garcia, died Wednesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical...
| Dec 23, 2010
It's become a tradition at the L.A. Times Food section: Every year we run a Christmas essay by a noted Southern California writer reflecting the unique nature of the way we celebrate the holidays. This year's is by novelist Michelle Huneven, whose books...
| Aug 8, 2011
Mark O. Hatfield, whose 35 years as Oregon's U.S. senator illuminated his conviction that Republicans could be God-fearing conservatives and also passionate advocates for ending wars and racial discrimination, has died. He was 89.
Hatfield died Sunday in...
| Apr 24, 2011
RICHARD J. DORSO
Talent agent, TV exec, boutique owner
Richard J. "Dick" Dorso, 101, whose lengthy Hollywood career ranged from talent agent to television writer and producer to haberdasher, died April 6 at his home in Los Angeles, his family said....
| Apr 19, 2011
| 12:14 PM
Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger leads a list of 19 so-called "stakeholders" who will meet with President Obama at the White House to discuss immigration reform Tuesday afternoon.
FOR THE RECORD
An earlier version of this story...