September 7, 2011 The heroine of Denise Hamilton's latest novel is a crisis management expert charged with cooling down the media maelstrom after an old friend is involved in a high-profile crime.
August 1, 2011 The mayor of Redondo Beach, Calif., is both a traditionalist and a precedent-breaker. Mayor Mike Gin is gay, Asian and a Republican in a heavily Democratic state. Seen as socially liberal but fiscally conservative, the mayor has pulled together various city leaders to make cuts and avoid a deficit.
June 24, 2011 New surveys show that black and Latino moviegoers buy more tickets than other demographics, even though both are underrepresented onscreen. Some say the problem is that Hollywood sees minority audiences as less diverse than they really are.
June 17, 2011 The online ad targeting California Democrat Janice Hahn features a blond stripper and two armed black men who perform an obscenity-filled rap. Some political observers say it's a 21st century version of the Willie Horton ad that ran so effectively against Michael Dukakis in the 1988 presidential campaign.
June 5, 2011 In order to pay back its debts, the mega church said it will sell its soaring glass building and 40-acre campus to a local real estate developer, who will then lease the buildings back to the church so services and programs can continue. The church hopes to buy everything back in four years.
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