| Oct 28, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Public Service sounds like the latest traffic court penalty, but itâs actually a new menâs boutique behind Shortyâs Barber Shop on Fairfax Avenue. Owners Lauren Megson and Chris Bair, who also owns Shortyâs, decided to convert the rear of the........
| Apr 27, 2008
After an unsuccessful campaign for Congress in 2000, Illinois state Sen. Barack Obama faced serious financial pressure: numerous debts, limited cash and a law practice he had neglected for a year. Help arrived in early 2001 from a significant new legal...
| Jun 13, 2008
While it couldn't compete with the Lakers-Celtics rivalry, the rematch Thursday pitting professional athletes George Braithwaite and Liang Geliang had a back story that would leave even Phil Jackson envious.
They helped defrost Cold War-era tensions with...
| Jun 29, 2008
RICHARD HOOPER makes a living as an arms dealer. So to speak. For more than 30 years, the British gunsmith has provided firearms and the training necessary to use them so that films such as "Children of Men" and "Casino Royale" could be executed with a...
| Jun 29, 2008
Giovanni Lanaro was born in Los Angeles, grew up in La Puente, attended Cal State Fullerton, and coaches and trains at Mt. San Antonio College. Yet, when the torch is lighted during opening ceremonies this summer at the Beijing Olympics, the world's...
| Jun 14, 2009
The headline over a science story in The Times this week read, "In a Universe of Wonders, Remembering to Be Awed." That reminded me of a conversation I had when I covered the Showtime Lakers 20 years ago.
Bill Dwyre, the sports editor, summoned me to his...
| Sep 5, 2009
Buddy Blattner, a former major leaguer and longtime sportscaster who paired with Don Wells on the Angels' KMPC radio broadcasts from 1962 to 1968, has died. He was 89.
Blattner, a St. Louis native who spent most of his life in the Midwest, died Friday of...