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Times Staff WriterThe troubled J. Paul Getty Museum's highly publicized search for a leader came to an end Monday with the appointment of Michael Brand, a Harvard-educated Australian who has headed the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond for the last five years....
Tags: Arts, Australia, Maxwell Anderson, New York, Harvard University
Special to The Los Angeles TimesTravelers, you've made your voices heard. Whether you want to lessen your pain at the pump or reduce your carbon footprint (or both), you can find more hybrid and biofuel-powered rental cars these days. Just remember, though, that you may be going green,...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterLuggage with wheels. What a concept. It's a pity it took the world so long to think of it. But pulling a two-wheeled suitcase still isn't all fun and games. You're always just a bit off balance because the case rolls at an angle. The solution: four-...
Remember when the credits rolled and dogs across America heard the command, "Sit, Ubu, Sit." Did you ever wonder: Who exactly is this Ubu? Turns out that Ubu was the black Labrador companion-muse of Gary David Goldberg, the prolific Emmy award-winning...
Tags: Dog (animal), Television, Entertainment, Family
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersPresident Bush signed a $555-billion spending bill Wednesday that will pay for a large share of government operations in 2008, but he complained that Congress did not do enough to restrict pork-barrel expenditures and was not providing enough money for...
If L.A. County Supervisor Yvonne Burke would rather live in a tonier district, fine -- she's free to relinquish her seatTimes Staff WriterPity our hapless elected officials, who are simply trying to live their lives, take their pay and shuttle among their multiple houses. Now they have reporters stalking them, confronting them with their inconsistencies and trying to find out if they are...
Glenn Goldman, whose independent bookstore, Book Soup, became a Sunset Boulevard landmark known for its tall, teetering stacks and mazes of shelves crammed with titles that attracted entertainment and tourist industry clientele, died Saturday. He was 58....
Tags: Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, Books, Death, Tom Stoppard
GOOGLING "Britney Spears" just now yielded 98,600,000 hits; googling " President Bush," 44,600,000. Makes you wonder what's wrong with this planet, doesn't it? Nevertheless, here's one more contribution to Google: Britney Spears -- pop princess or pop...
Zap2It.comThe ever-growing ensemble of Starz' "Crash" TV series continues to expand with new actors ready to teach us that everybody in Los Angeles is just a little bit racist. Starz has announced that D.B. Sweeney, Nick Tarabay and Michael Fairman are set to join...
Tags: D.B. Sweeney, New Mexico, Academy Awards, Starz, LLC, Television
Los Angeles is chronically short of park space, a civic failure that generations of leaders have only glancingly addressed. In 1930, the brilliant but ignored Olmsted-Bartholomew plan envisioned a county where every resident enjoyed easy access to...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterTV and movie producer Michael Manheim and his wife, Janus Cercone -- who is writing the script for a musical adaptation of her 1992 movie, "Leap of Faith" -- designed and developed the Brentwood compound purchased in January by talk-show host Conan O'...
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