April 3, 2013 |
There is something mesmerizing - almost addictive - about the classic film noirs of the 1940s and '50s, with their darkened, rain-drenched streets and narrow alleys inhabited by anti-heroes sporting well-worn raincoats and crushed fedoras. These men held their secrets close to the vest. And their hearts on their sleeves. The women they encountered were labeled dames. Far from shrinking, demure violets, these tough-minded beauties could hold their own, wrapping the men around their little fingers and causing their moral downfall or death.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 2013 |
When Christian Gerhartsreiter learned a detective was searching for him, he became paranoid and started living a more clandestine life, a former girlfriend testified Wednesday. He dyed his dark hair and eyebrows blond. He disposed of his garbage in public trash bins. He had his live-in girlfriend, Mihoko Manabe, walk on the opposite side of the street and refused to exit buildings with her at the same time, Manabe said. Gerhartsreiter's odd behavior began in 1988 shortly after Greenwich, Conn., police Det. Daniel Allen left a phone message seeking to meet with him, Manabe said.
February 6, 2013 |
UCLA got a recruiting bonus Wednesday. Running back Malcolm Jones, who left UCLA last fall, will return to the Bruins program as a walk-on, Coach Jim Mora said. Jones was a high-profile recruit out of Westlake Village Oaks Christian, where he was named the national Gatorade player of the year as a senior. But Jones career meandered his first three years at UCLA. GRAPHIC: UCLA recruits The 6-foot, 220-pound running back had 313 yards rushing in three seasons before leaving after the 2012 season opener.
HOME & GARDEN
December 22, 2012 |
It was our first Christmas together, and I was determined that it would be special. We had booked a hotel room for the holidays on the sand at Pismo Beach. Jim, my new love, had Mark Harmon hair and a Richard Gere smile. He watched BBC News, read (actual) books and regularly finished the Sunday Los Angeles Times crossword puzzle - in pen. He was also a no-nonsense merchant marine, so I was resolved that there would be nothing too frilly about this celebration. I spent the weeks before the holidays scouring thrift shops for inexpensive lights, garland and ornaments - with no emotional baggage - all of which could be discarded when Christmas was done.
November 26, 2012 |
Fireman Ed has called it quits on the New York Jets, whose fans will have to find someone else to lead them in the famous "J-E-T-S Jets! Jets! Jets!" chant now that the well-known superfan is hanging up his helmet. Jets fan Ed Anzalone, however, will continue attending the games -- he just won't be wearing his signature helmet or leading the cheer that he and his brother are said to have started back in the 1980s. In a guest editorial published by Metro New York on Sunday, Anzalone said he left the last two Jets games early, something he had never done before, because of the increasing frequency of confrontations with other fans.
November 17, 2012 |
Is David Lyle, chief executive of National Geographic Channels, being coy when he says he didn't expect a major dust-up over his decision to air the movie "SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden" a few days ahead of the hotly contested U.S. presidential election? Or is he just crafty, using a film that quickly became a political football as an attention-grabbing centerpiece of his fall schedule? Despite some critics' charge that the film could give President Obama an unfair boost, Lyle said he had no second thoughts about showing it on a Sunday night two days before Americans were to go to the polls.