| Nov 18, 2011
| 1:30 PM
A panel of liberal "super PAC" leaders won over a crowd of potential donors at the Mandarin Hotel during this week's closed-door meeting of the Democracy Alliance, an elite group of wealthy Democrats.
The annual gathering is closed to the press, but...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 2:46 PM
Karl Rove, architect of George W. Bush's presidential victories, is steeped in the business of political fundraising. He co-founded one of the major "super-PACs," American Crossroads, which will try to cut into President Obama's fundraising advantage in...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 6:27 PM
Campaign fundraising tallies continued to dribble out Thursday, with President Obama's effort announcing a $70-million haul in the third quarter and party committees releasing their latest totals.
Obama's campaign easily exceeded its $55-million goal,...
| Oct 6, 2011
Voters in the early presidential nominating states will soon be bombarded with millions of dollars in advertising from independent political organizations whose donors can remain secret until after the first five primaries and caucuses are held.
| Sep 27, 2011
The volume seemed to be turning up: Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings were moving away from acoustic austerity, growing comfortable rocking out. Their last album, "Soul Journey," saw these Nashville alt-folkies jolting their sound with electricity and a...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 4:52 PM
18th Street Arts Center
1639 18th St.,
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 453-3711, 18thstreet.org
A + D Architecture and Design Museum
6032 Wilshire Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 932-9393, http://www.aplusd.org
American Museum of Ceramic Art...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 7:37 AM
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, perhaps the most prodigious fund-raiser the GOP has ever seen, will be joining forces with politically powerful Crossroads groups, the independent campaign organization that helped tilt several congressional races to the...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Chef Aarón Sanchez has appeared on Food Network shows "Heat Seekers," "Chopped" and "Best Thing I Ever Ate." He recently arrived in Los Angeles to be the Crossroads at House of Blues Celebrity Chef (yes, that's his official title) where......
| Aug 20, 2011
| 5:00 PM
The shops and restaurants along Disney California Adventure's re-themed entrance promenade will pay homage to the Los Angeles that Walt Disney encountered upon his 1923 arrival.
When the main esplanade reopens in 2012, Buena Vista Street will reflect the...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 5:16 PM
Clint Eastwood knows how to set a scene on screen or at Mission Ranch, his strikingly handsome hotel and restaurant in Carmel.
The hotel, a historic property, has a multimillion dollar view of the sea and beautiful grounds to match. Magenta bougainvillea...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 4:34 AM
High-speed chase in Los Angeles ends when CHP officers fire on suspects, wounding at least one....