| Jul 9, 2012
Ernest Borgnine seemed born to play the heavy when he burst onto the Hollywood scene as "Fatso" Judson, a sadistic stockade sergeant who viciously beats a private to death in the 1953 movie "From Here to Eternity."
But two years later came the title role...
| Jan 5, 2012
Gordon Hirabayashi, who was convicted for defying the evacuation and internment of Japanese Americans on the West Coast during World War II and, four decades later, not only cleared his name but helped prove that the government had falsified the reasons...
| Jan 12, 2012
Roy L. Ash, a co-founder and former president of Litton Industries who served as director of the Office of Management and Budget in the 1970s during the Nixon and Ford administrations, has died. He was 93.
Ash, who had Parkinson's disease, died Dec. 14...
| May 4, 2012
Charles Higham, a poet, critic and prolific celebrity biographer who found political and sexual intrigue in the lives of Hollywood icons such as Cary Grant, Marlene Dietrich and, most controversially, Errol Flynn, died April 21 at his Los Angeles home. He...
| Dec 2, 2012
BALANGA, Philippines — The school day at Balanga Elementary on the Bataan Peninsula was winding down, and children poured from the classrooms into the stifling afternoon heat.
Behind their classrooms, they played around the statutes of grim-...
| Oct 21, 2012
Time slips by so fast.
One day you're in high school, the next squinting at faces, searching for traces of the long-ago teenagers you once knew.
So few left now in the Dorsey High class of 1942, gathered for a 70th reunion lunch at the Marina del...
| Jun 2, 2012
| 11:41 AM
First published on May 29, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
Hear that? That dull roar, like the sound from inside a shell?
That might be the Orange County coastline calling you -- 42 miles of beach and beach towns, give or take, from San...
| Jun 13, 2012
Yutaka Shimizu, who became a quiet institution among high school basketball coaches in Los Angeles during a career that began in 1959 and lasted the rest of his life, has died. He was 84.
Shimizu, who had a lung ailment, died Sunday at a Lakewood...
| Jun 17, 2012
In the course of researching Western's 100 years in the costume business, we came away with what felt like 200 years' worth of interesting anecdotes, fun facts and little-known aspects of the company. Among them:
Military Might: On occasion, Western's...
| Dec 2, 2012
Dec. 7, 1941: Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Dec. 8, 1941: Japanese bomb the Philippines, destroying many aircraft at Clark Field
Dec. 22, 1941: About 43,000 Japanese troops begin the main invasion of Luzon; American and Filipino troops begin to...
| Dec 7, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Remembering Pearl Harbor: It's been 69 years since the infamous attack. In the decades since, two heroes of the day found each other as neighbors -- and friends. [L.A. Times] Julian Assange refused bail: The WikiLeaks founder "now faces a lengthy fight to...