| Oct 3, 2013
| 10:05 AM
Like many bad things in life, the current standoff over money to keep federal programs running has proved easier to stumble into than to get out of. Now the stalemate is about to get more complex. The reason: Congress has a second deadline to deal with....
| Oct 2, 2013
| 12:09 PM
As veterans continued to liberate lightly barricaded national monuments in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, the federal government shutdown stands to hit children and the disadvantaged particularly hard if the days wear on.
Here's a tour of some of the...
| Oct 1, 2013
Re "Dr. Seuss goes to Washington," Opinion, Sept. 27
As a librarian I find it ironic that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) would choose to read Dr. Seuss' "Green Eggs and Ham" in his faux filibuster against Obamacare. The lesson of the book is that one has to be...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 12:25 PM
A.C. Lyles' Paramount career began early in one century and ended well into the next.
His unrivaled affiliation with the studio began in 1928 in his Florida hometown when a silent film he saw at a Paramount-owned theater inspired him to ask for a job....
| Sep 29, 2013
| 8:00 AM
This Is the End
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Available on VOD beginning Tuesday
A generation of comedy stars has been dominating movies for the last decade by playing "themselves," so it was only a matter of time before they went all-in on the...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 3:47 PM
George Halas, Patty Driscoll and Neil Snow have been selected as the first three finalists for this season's Rose Bowl All-Century Class.
The three players were chosen for the decades of the 1900s and 1910s. The first Rose Bowl was held in 1902 and ...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 8:39 PM
The note Patsy Swayze tucked in her son Don's suitcase was simple but meaningful.
It was 1980, and Don had just moved to California to pursue an acting career. He was sleeping on his older brother Patrick's couch and scared to death of the prospect of...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 1:40 PM
It will be easier than ever to find a room of one's own at "Downton Abbey" when it returns to PBS in January.
The drama, which premieres in the U.K. later this month, will take a literary bent in its fourth season. Fleeing from the gloom at Downton...
| Apr 23, 2013
"If history were to repeat itself," warned President Franklin D. Roosevelt in his 1944 State of the Union address, "and we were to return to the so-called normalcy of the 1920s, then it is certain that even though we shall have conquered our enemies on...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 9:19 PM
Michael McManus, the former chief curator for the Laguna Art Museum and organizer of a major scholarly overview of California Impressionism, has died. He was 60.
McManus, who had a heart condition, died Aug. 10 at his home in Seal Beach, said Mike...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 10:43 AM
WASHINGTON –A failure by Congress to support President Obama’s proposed punitive strike on Syria would encourage Iran, Syria and their militant allies to press ahead with efforts to develop and use weapons of mass destruction, the White...