| Feb 14, 2011
It's late at night and you're finishing a truly golden date. You drank Manhattans and discovered that you both geek out about B-horror films and the collected works of Philip K. Dick. To top it off, you can't stop staring into each other's eyes. When...
| Sep 7, 2010
If you've strolled past the dairy case lately, you might have noticed that it has grown to ranch-size proportions. Dozens of products are labeled "milk," and they spill over onto the nonrefrigerated shelves. Gone are the days when selecting a carton of...
| Jun 17, 2012
To the casual passerby, there's nothing remarkable about the 120,000-square-foot former printing plant fronting a sun-baked stretch of Vanowen Street in North Hollywood. There's nothing to indicate that, just beyond the double doors, gangsters are earning...
| Mar 18, 2011
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Like a lot of young women, Kelsey Webb, 25, has been off and on birth control pills since she was 18. Every time she started taking them, she gained 5 to 10 pounds. "My normal weight is around 125 pounds. On the pill, I would get up to 130 or 135," says...
| Aug 2, 2010
When I was growing up, various people used to tell me, "A woman really hits her sexual peak during her 30s." I have no idea why people thought that this was important information. I have no idea what the actual segue was that allowed it to come into any...
| Jan 17, 2012
Elizabeth Brumfiel, a widely recognized scholar in the field of feminist archaeology who studied Aztec culture, examining not only the functional and economic significance of ancient relics but what scholars learned about changing gender roles and...
| Aug 23, 2011
John R. Hubbard, a historian and former U.S. ambassador to India who was president of USC in the 1970s, died Sunday at his Rancho Mirage home after a long illness, the university announced. The broad-shouldered and outspoken Texas native, widely known...
| Sep 27, 2010
| 4:24 PM
A new study finds that nearly 40% of high-tech imaging scans conducted in the course of research reveal an unexpected abnormality that could be medically worrisome. These unsought discoveries -- known as "incidental findings" -- confront researchers with...
| Sep 20, 2010
Ronald P. Schafer, who as superintendent of the California state parks' Angeles District pushed to develop urban parks in the core of Los Angeles, has died. He was 53.
FOR THE RECORD:
Ronald P. Schafer obituary: The obituary in the...
| Aug 21, 2010
Mario Obledo, who grew up on welfare and later ran the California agency that administered it when he became the state's highest-ranking Mexican American official, died Wednesday in Sacramento. He was 78.
The cause was a heart attack, said his wife, Keda...
| Sep 10, 2010
Every year, well-meaning fitness magazines and newspaper articles warn that our brains will melt like ice cream if we exercise outside in the heat of the day.
Triple-digit temperatures and sauna-thick humidity are facts of life in some places. But it's a...
| Jun 19, 2011
Virginia M. Fields, a leading scholar of early Mesoamerican art and archaeology who joined the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's curatorial staff in 1989 and devoted 22 years to making the museum a vital center of Latin American culture — partly by...