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  • Scene & Heard: HollyRod Foundation's DesignCare '10 fundraiser

    Scene & Heard: HollyRod Foundation's DesignCare '10 fundraiser
    Holly Robinson Peete and her husband, former NFL quarterback Rodney Peete, welcomed more than 500 guests to the historic Green Acres estate in Beverly Hills for DesignCare '10, a fundraiser for the HollyRod Foundation (www.hollyrod.org), which provides...
  • Scene & Heard: Sweet Honey in the Rock concert reception

    Scene & Heard: Sweet Honey in the Rock concert reception
    Members of a cappella group Sweet Honey in the Rock were greeted with holiday wishes at a Champagne reception backstage after their Dec. 19 concert at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica. Actress Alfre Woodard said if her heart could sing, "that is the sound...
  • Emmy-nominated costume designers on dressing characters with success

    Emmy-nominated costume designers on dressing characters with success
    From the full-skirted polka-dot dresses of "I Love Lucy's" Lucy Ricardo to the cone bras and figure-hugging outfits worn by the women of " Mad Men," costumes have done as much as anything to make television memorable. In recognition of the part clothes...
  • California a cornucopia of natural beauty products

    California a cornucopia of natural beauty products
    As families sit down at the table Thursday to give thanks for a bountiful feast, we can also give thanks for the bounty of California, where the harvest is diverse and year-round. And — more thanks — many of California's abundant crops and...
  • Be slow my hurting heart: The pain of social rejection drives down heart rate

    Be slow my hurting heart: The pain of social rejection drives down heart rate
    You've been dumped by a romantic interest you really liked. You've been passed over for a job by a boss you thought admired you. A group of friends is going out together, leaving you out of their plans. This kind of social rejection prompts your brain...
  • Optimism can help, hinder patients

    Optimism can help, hinder patients
    In 2004, New York's Shelley Contin-Hubbs was diagnosed with the most advanced stage of breast cancer; two different doctors told her she could have as little as six months to live. Contin-Hubbs found a third physician, one who was as optimistic and...
  • Lost L.A.: Rancho Los Alamitos

    Lost L.A.: Rancho Los Alamitos
    It is August when spacious skies soar above amber waves of grain in fields stretching from sea to shining sea. It is the month of the fruited plains and purple mountain majesties that inspired Katharine Lee Bates to write her anthem, "America the...
  • Lost L.A.: Frank Lloyd Wright's Alice Millard House could be leaving town

    Lost L.A.: Frank Lloyd Wright's Alice Millard House could be leaving town
    To the grim list of how L.A. houses might be "lost," add a new calamity: architectural outsourcing. Frank Lloyd Wright's Alice Millard House, known as La Miniatura, is for sale, now on Labor Day markdown in Pasadena from $7,733,000 to $4,995,000. This...
  • Jane Donelson dies at 88; ran L.A. County toy-lending program for decades

    Jane Donelson dies at 88; ran L.A. County toy-lending program for decades
    Jane Donelson, who ran a trailblazing program from the 1960s through the early 1990s that lends toys to thousands of children in Los Angeles County, has died. She was 88. Donelson, a longtime resident of Rancho Palos Verdes, died Oct. 8 of natural causes...
  • Patricia Neal dies at 84; Oscar-winning actress found triumphs in a life of tragedies

    Patricia Neal dies at 84; Oscar-winning actress found triumphs in a life of tragedies
    Her life was marked by professional triumphs, including a Tony Award-winning debut on Broadway in Lillian Hellman's 1946 drama "Another Part of the Forest" and a best actress Oscar for her role in the 1963 drama "Hud." But for Patricia Neal, the husky-...
  • Walter Goldschmidt dies at 97; longtime UCLA anthropology professor

    Walter Goldschmidt dies at 97; longtime UCLA anthropology professor
    Walter Goldschmidt, an anthropologist and longtime UCLA professor whose studies ranged from California farmers to East African cultures, has died. He was 97. Goldschmidt died Sept. 1 at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena after a short illness, said...
  • Monica Johnson dies at 64; movie and TV writer

    Monica Johnson dies at 64; movie and TV writer
    Monica Johnson, a film and television writer best known for her screenwriting partnership with writer-director Albert Brooks on "Modern Romance," "Lost in America" and other comedies starring Brooks, has died. She was 64. Johnson, a Palm Springs...