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  • Words & Ideas

    Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich. SUNDAY Kim Gottlieb-Walker: The author of " Bob Marley and the Golden Age of Reggae" will present and sign her new photography book. Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. 5 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175....
  • Botox blunts emotional understanding, study finds

    Botox blunts emotional understanding, study finds
    Botox injections can erase the effects of years of emotional expression on a person's face. But the cosmetic procedure that unfurrows brows, smoothes laugh lines and unwrinkles crinkles appears to come with an unseen price: an impaired ability to read...
  • Metra riders subjected to high amounts of diesel soot

    Metra riders subjected to high amounts of diesel soot
    Day after day, thousands of commuters are breathing high levels of toxic diesel pollution trapped in Chicago's two major rail stations and even inside the trains they ride, a Tribune investigation has found. Testing by the newspaper found the amount of...
  • Packing up college kids for the big move

    Packing up college kids for the big move
    There are many lists of freshman dorm necessities floating around on the Internet, but one list making the rounds among parents on L.A.'s Westside is especially thorough. It's an Excel spreadsheet that usually lands in in-boxes with a disclaimer from...
  • Book review: 'The Reversal' by Michael Connelly

    Book review: 'The Reversal' by Michael Connelly
    The Reversal A Novel Michael Connelly Little, Brown: 394 pp., $27.99 Los Angeles has much to lament. Our Dodgers, victims of a broken marriage, are the neglected boys of summer. The Trojans are on probation, the Bruins are bad and the NFL has...
  • Holiday visits with a purpose

    Holiday visits with a purpose
    Jane Fickling lives in Dallas, but with the holiday looming, she undertook a cross-country decorating job in Orange County. Armed with a Christmas tree, a nutcracker, a poinsettia and some other seasonal favorites, Fickling swept into her 95-year-old...
  • Classic Hollywood: Steve McQueen

    Classic Hollywood: Steve McQueen
    Who doesn't love Steve McQueen? Three decades after his death, McQueen still embodies qualities — effortless cool, dangerous masculinity, edgy charisma — that are coveted by men, embraced by women. With his close-cropped sandy blond hair and...
  • Harry Pachon dies at 66; Latino scholar and activist

    Harry Pachon dies at 66; Latino scholar and activist
    Harry Pachon, a scholar-activist who helped focus national attention on the needs and traits of a growing Latino population, particularly in politics and education, has died. He was 66. Pachon, the longtime president of the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute,...
  • Dr. Richard Koch dies at 89; medical pioneer

    Dr. Richard Koch dies at 89; medical pioneer
    As a prisoner of war in Germany during World War II, Richard Koch chose his life's work after reading one of the few books in the camp's meager library — the medical biography "The Doctors Mayo." Liberated in 1945 after 13 months in captivity, he...
  • Dr. Max Harry Weil dies at 84: pioneer in critical care

    Dr. Max Harry Weil dies at 84: pioneer in critical care
    Dr. Max Harry Weil, an influential pioneer of critical-care medicine and the founding president of the Weil Institute of Critical Care Medicine in Rancho Mirage, has died. He was 84. Weil died of prostate cancer July 29 at his home in Rancho Mirage, said...
  • Kay Mills dies at 69; journalist and award-winning author

    Kay Mills dies at 69; journalist and award-winning author
    Kay Mills, a widely respected journalist and award-winning author whose books reflected her deep interest in women's issues and the civil rights movement, died Thursday at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica. She was 69. The cause was a heart...
  • PASSINGS: Betty Sarah Wouk, Hazel Rowley

    Betty Sarah Wouk Wife and agent of 'Caine Mutiny' author Betty Sarah Wouk, 90, the wife and literary agent of bestselling writer Herman Wouk, died March 17 at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs after suffering a stroke, said Suzanne Stein of...