| Mar 26, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Henry David Thoreau relished isolation but didn't feel lonely. Marilyn Monroe was a social butterfly but died lonely.
Their separate fates — Thoreau dead of tuberculosis at 44, Monroe of suicide at 36 — can't tell us much scientifically, but...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 6:50 PM
Ten Years Ago
Fourth-grade students at La Cañada Elementary School completed a section of their social studies unit in December 2002 with a lesson in making tamales. Their instructor was Blair Salisbury of El Cholo Pasadena.
Twenty Years Ago
| Mar 8, 2013
| 4:44 PM
There's a $200-million hotel on the drawing board for downtown Los Angeles, so tourists from around the globe can kick up their heels at LA Live.
And a few miles away on downtown's skid row, there's a TB outbreak brewing in a stew of Third World-style...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 4:30 PM
Ever since he ankled News Corp., where he had served as president and COO, in 2009, Chernin has been building an impressive media property of his own. Starting fresh has enabled the exec to ignore traditional outlets and focus on higher-growth...
| Dec 16, 2012
Internet-centered technology has advanced to the point that smartphone apps and e-commerce sites seemingly sprout overnight. Indeed, many can be built inexpensively from off-the-shelf software in weeks. Scientific breakthroughs, however, often require...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 1:05 AM
The National Buffalo Foundation is excited to announce the launch of its new website and a fund drive for an upcoming research project. Both projects are the result of a November 2011 survey to bison producers and supporters focusing on education and...
| May 20, 2013
| 12:51 PM
Kirk Douglas will be paying tribute to his old friend and frequent co-star Burt Lancaster at the UCLA Film & Television Archive's June 7 screening of their classic 1957 western, “Gunfight at the O.K. Corral” at the Billy Wilder Theater in...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 9:50 AM
Anne Bronte, younger sister of Charlotte and Emily, has a new gravestone, the BBC reported Tuesday. The new plaque corrects a 164-year-old error on the original.
Anne, author of the novels "Agnes Grey" and "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall" as well as a...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 12:13 PM
Lyric Opera audiences have long taken it as an article of faith that second casts are by no means inferior to first casts, and, indeed, often prove their superior. The return of Lyric's engaging production of Puccini's "La Boheme," Saturday night at the...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 1:55 PM
Hookah lounges conjure up images of the Arabian Nights, convivial and luxurious relaxation, and "flavorful smoking experiences" that more and more college-age people are eager to try.
State and local health officials have another, much darker vision...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Q: My 8-year-old is tired all the time even though she gets 11 to 12 hours of sleep a night. Is this part of growing up, or should I address it with her pediatrician? I wondered if she might be anemic, but I have read this is rare in children.
| Feb 21, 2013
| 5:45 PM
Public health officials have launched a new, coordinated attack to contain a persistent outbreak of tuberculosis on downtown Los Angeles' skid row, including a search for more than 4,500 people who may have been exposed to the disease.
The Centers for...