3 days ago | Food & Art
Little known fact about the victim of the most notorious unsolved murder in Los Angeles history: Elizabeth Short — aka the Black Dahlia — had terrible teeth. That’s why Sunday night’s Black Dahlia installment of the ongoing food-and-art dinner ser...
9 days ago | Books
It's no secret that a Hollywood actress's career can be brutal and short. The brief shelf life of anyone not named Meryl Streep or Helen Mirren has been documented in books and films from Sunset Boulevard to the more recent Searching for Debra Win...
1 month ago | L.A. Stories
Starting at 6 a.m. Tuesday, Los Angeles will be Irish for a day. The rest of the year, not so much. While Los Angeles has several Irish organizations like the Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Brothers of St, Patrick, there is no Irish encl...
1 month ago | Books
Books by children of Hollywood stars are an established literary genre with two basic subgenres: Mommy/Daddy was an abusive, selfish monster (Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Bing Crosby) or Mommy/Daddy was a saint who never did anything wrong (Cary Gr...
1 month ago | Election
Hermosa Beach residents poured into the polls in what looked like the highest numbers in more than a generation to decide whether to allow oil drilling in this quirky little seaside city. Measure O asked voters whether E&B, a Bakers...
2 months ago | Environment
Nanette Barragan grew up in the rough Harbor Gateway section of L.A., the youngest of four daughters of Mexican immigrants. Her mother was a factory worker, her dad a TV repairman. On hot summer afternoons she and her sisters took the bus to Hermo...