| 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...
| 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...
| 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....
| 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)...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 1:22 PM
Lakers forward Devin Ebanks was arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of misdemeanor DUI, according to law enforcement sources and booking records....
| Jul 4, 2012
| 4:34 PM
The Times' Patt Morrison has an interesting question and answer with Brad Johnson, the restaurateur behind such various locations as Roxbury, Memphis and BLT Steak. Guess what? His father was restaurateur Howard Johnson. OK, as he says, "not that Howard.....
| Jul 7, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Don’t let this one get away: Wednesday is National Rainier Cherry Day, marking the Rainier cherry’s short six-week season in the Pacific Northwest. That’s the beautiful yellow cherry blushed with red and blessed with a sweet, delicate...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 7:24 AM
Anthony J. Lumsden, a prolific Southern California architect who helped develop new ways of wrapping buildings in smooth glass skins, accelerating a shift that reshaped skylines around the world, died Sept. 22 in Los Angeles. He was 83.
The cause was...