| Jan 24, 2013
| 7:33 PM
He was the overwhelming favorite in his event, so much so that U.S. sportswriters covering the 1960 Summer Olympics boasted that if Americans won just one gold medal over the rival Soviet Union at that year's Games, it would be his.
A skinny 19-year-old...
| Dec 16, 2012
To generations of children attending summer camp in the Santa Monica Mountains, Grant Gerson was the happy-go-lucky guy in the boots and cowboy hat who brought the West alive for them.
Gerson, who opened the Calamigos Star C Ranch in 1947, died Dec. 6...
| Apr 21, 2012
"Grammel schmalz," says our waiter, setting down a small bowl of pristine whipped white pork fat sprinkled with bits of pork crackling. I lift up the napkin wrapped around the bread and pull out a glossy brown braided pretzel. Breaking off a piece, I...
| Apr 21, 2012
A smart new Austrian restaurant from former Patina chef de cuisine Bernhard Mairinger, who turns out polished contemporary cooking from a small open kitchen.
Location: 9669 Little Santa Monica Blvd. (between Bedford and Roxbury), Beverly Hills, (310)...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 10:03 AM
First published on Sept. 25, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
You're an outsider heading to the Westside of Los Angeles -- not the beach cities, but Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Westwood and the nearby well-heeled neighborhoods south of the Santa...
| Jun 17, 2012
| 5:03 PM
At 20th Century Fox Studios in the 1960s, Lillian Gallo earned the nickname Mrs. Average America. She turned out to be anything but.
Then a producer's assistant, she was asked to screen the dailies of nearly every television show in the Fox pipeline. She...
| Sep 3, 2012
| 4:14 PM
Michael Clarke Duncan, the tall and massively built actor with the shaved head and deep voice who received an Academy Award nomination for his moving portrayal of a gentle death row inmate in the 1999 prison drama "The Green Mile," died Monday. He was 54....
| Mar 1, 2013
| 8:14 PM
Drawing from Japanese and Midcentury Modern architecture, this house was designed to showcase an extensive art collection. A mix of natural materials, including redwood, limestone, oak and Bouquet Canyon stone, gives the house a dramatic appearance from...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Business owner convicted of assault in attack outside Hollywood nightclub....
| Nov 18, 2011
| 9:35 PM
San Bernardino police shot and wounded a suspected car thief who fired at officers during a car chase on city streets Friday morning, authorities said. The suspect, Michael Madrigal, 27, was shot several times, authorities said. He was listed in......
| May 30, 2011
| 9:38 PM
Sophomore outfielder A.J. Balta of Valencia has been selected the Foothill League most valuable player. Pitcher Tyler Glasnow of Newhall Hart was the pitcher of the year. First-team all-leaguers: Shane Zeile, Valencia, Sr.; Trey Williams, Valencia, Jr.;...