| Nov 5, 2013
| 1:35 PM
Norwegian public television (NRK), which introduced the now-legendary continuous, live log-burning show (12 hours long, with “color commentary” on the historical and cultural importance of fire), scheduled a new program for this week in its...
| Dec 2, 2013
Mark Berner and Rich Gierula were teammates on a very strong Whitehall team in 1981, a Zephyrs squad that shared the East Penn Conference title with Emmaus and Dieruff.
It was part of a four-year period from 1980-83 when Whitehall won or shared the...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 11:00 AM
If you read a recent Forbes article on Hampton Creek Foods, makers of the purely plant-based egg mayonnaise sold at Whole Foods, you may have noticed a single sentence referencing former Vice President Al Gore. According to Forbes, Gore is "circling"...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 6:44 PM
PLACERVILLE, Calif. — At Hangtown Haven, Wednesdays were family night, and on movie night 30 to 40 residents watched DVDs on a mammoth outdoor TV.
Residents nursed one another through drug and alcohol detoxification and helped heart and stroke...
| Nov 7, 2013
When Joe Molinare bought the cooktop range and double oven from the Matteson Sears in April 2012, he had every intention of remodeling his kitchen within weeks.
Then life got in the way.
His father-in-law fell ill, requiring open heart surgery....
| Nov 7, 2013
| 8:11 PM
Dr. George J. Magovern
Co-inventor of heart
valve that saved lives
Dr. George J. Magovern, 89, heart surgeon and co-inventor of an artificial valve that marked a key advance in open heart surgeries, died at home in Fox Chapel, Pa., a suburb of...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 5:00 AM
On his last day of work, they came for him in an ambulance, the old usher being carried out the same back exit of Dodger Stadium where he had once stood guard.
For 55 years, Ira Hawkins had patrolled the Coliseum, then Chavez Ravine, for late hours...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 10:20 PM
Mimi Clar Melnick, an author and former Los Angeles Times writer who was the host of jazz salons in her Encino home for more than 17 years, has died. She was 77.
Melnick died June 14, a few months after having open-heart surgery, her family announced...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 7:30 PM
Robert N. Bellah, a UC Berkeley sociologist who turned the analysis of religion's role in American society into a bestselling book and a thriving academic pursuit, died Tuesday at an Oakland hospital. He was 86.
The cause was complications after heart...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Emmy-winning animation giant Lou Scheimer, founder of Filmation Studios, which produced toon series including "Fat Albert & the Cosby Kids," "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" and even the animated version of "Star Trek," died Thursday. He was 85....
| Oct 4, 2013
| 6:59 AM
Los Angeles County coroner's officials Friday identified the first of four victims who perished when a jet crashed into a hangar at Santa Monica Airport this past weekend.
Lauren Winkler, 28, of Irvine was killed Sunday when a twin-engine Cessna...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 2:27 PM
Clint Bowyer's "itch" in Richmond has led to Michael Waltrip Racing losing a lot of scratch.
The reverberations of "Spingate" continue to jolt MWR, which announced this week it will scale down to two full-time cars on the Sprint Cup circuit and will...