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  • Giorgio Armani's niece Roberta has star power of her own

    Giorgio Armani's niece Roberta has star power of her own
    There are few designers working today who have had as big an influence on fashion as Giorgio Armani. Founding his company in Milan in 1975, he modernized the suit, giving it a relaxed, soft silhouette, and created a daytime uniform of power and...
  • Shriver or Schwarzenegger: Whose reinvention is working better?

    Shriver or Schwarzenegger: Whose reinvention is working better?
    Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, California’s most, ah, colorful former first couple, were back in the news this week. On Tuesday, using his own life as an example of the American Dream, Schwarzenegger argued for immigration reform...
  • Jim and Shannon Mora make a difference in children's lives

    Jim and Shannon Mora make a difference in children's lives
    We agreed to meet at the Kettle in Manhattan Beach. I arrived early so I could remove the knives from the table. I had never met Shannon Mora, but she's the wife of UCLA football Coach Jim Mora so I could only imagine. First thing I wanted to know:...
  • Steve Nash ready to step up as Lakers playmaker -- can he do it?

    Steve Nash ready to step up as Lakers playmaker -- can he do it?
    PHILADELPHIA — His life has already been one of amazing accomplishment on and off the court. So it's a thrill to meet him. I don't get the opportunity often to talk to someone who is almost my age and still playing professional basketball,...
  • Dodger great Carl Erskine: Pitching equality

     Dodger great Carl Erskine: Pitching equality
    Jackie Robinson changed baseball and the nation that loves it on April 15, 1947, when he became the first black player to walk onto a major league ball field. He changed Carl Erskine's life in March 1948, when Robinson, by then a Brooklyn Dodgers star,...
  • Rafer Johnson makes TV ad for Howard Berman

     
    Former Olympic great Rafer Johnson made a TV commercial supporting Rep. Howard Berman. Johnson had initially backed Berman's main competition for a San Fernando Valley seat, fellow Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman....
  • The Sunday Conversation: Mark K. Shriver honors his father

    The Sunday Conversation: Mark K. Shriver honors his father
    Mark K. Shriver, a brother of former California First Lady Maria Shriver, explores his relationship with their father in his new book, "A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver." Shriver, George McGovern's Democratic vice presidential...
  • 2015 Special Olympics will boost Los Angeles County economy

    2015 Special Olympics will boost Los Angeles County economy
    The Special Olympics will have a significant economic benefit for Los Angeles, according to a study released Thursday. The games being held in the summer of 2015 will generate at least $415 million in economic activity for the county, according to the...
  • Harold Connolly dies at 79; won gold medal in hammer throw at 1956 Olympics

    Harold Connolly dies at 79; won gold medal in hammer throw at 1956 Olympics
    Harold Connolly, who at the 1956 Olympics captured the gold medal in the hammer throw as well as the attention of the world for his Cold War romance with the discus champion from Czechoslovakia, died Wednesday. He was 79. Connolly, who was one of the...
  • R. Sargent Shriver dies at 95; 'unmatched' public servant and Kennedy in-law

    R. Sargent Shriver dies at 95; 'unmatched' public servant and Kennedy in-law
    R. Sargent Shriver, a lawyer who served as the social conscience of two administrations, launching the Peace Corps for his brother-in-law, President Kennedy, and leading the "war on poverty" for President Johnson, has died. He was 95. Shriver died...
  • Santa Margarita to host Special Olympics swim meet

     
    More than 70 Santa Margarita swimmers are helping to put on the school's third annual Special Olympics swim meet on Saturday, March 31 at the school. They will serve as personal coaches for about 50 special needs athletes from the......