| Dec 9, 2010
Fall is the harvest season, right? That's especially true when it comes to cookbooks, which every year arrive in a seasonal flood that puts apples and pears to shame. By some counts, as many as three-fourths of all cookbooks in the United States are...
| Dec 9, 2010
Dr. George Washington Carver's sliced sweet potato pie
Total time: About 2 hours, plus chilling and cooling times
Servings: 8 to 12
Note: Adapted from "Southern Pies" by Nancie McDermott. She does not recommend a specific crust to go with this pie; we'...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Research shows that transitional kindergarten results in greater academic achievement, higher graduation rates and better jobs, and saves schools money by reducing the number of students entering special education or having to be held back a grade....
| Mar 24, 2012
Only his number is retired — 33, in the Lakers' purple and gold that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wore to glory on the basketball court. The rest of him is still working away, most recently on his latest book. At UCLA, in blue and gold, Abdul-Jabbar was a...
| Dec 9, 2010
| 9:32 PM
All recipes that appear in the L.A. Times' weekly Food section are tested and perfected in our Test Kitchen before they're deemed fit to print. (That means you don't have to worry about a trial run before serving one of......
| Sep 23, 2010
George Washington Carver's main campus in the Ninth Ward still looks like it did days after Katrina. Even though it's still devastated, it's a place of hope. Plus, it's getting a little financial boost.
George Washington Carver High School in the Ninth...
| Sep 30, 2010
A project that aims to bring a state-of-the art athletic facility to a Katrina-damaged high school is getting more help tonight to pull it to the finish line.
In the devastated neighborhood of Desire sits George Washington Carver High... A school wiped...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 4:08 AM
SOUTH LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KTLA) -- Police detectives are looking for a man they say aggressively approached a young girl at a school in what was likely a botched sexual assault.
The 12-year-old girl, a student at George Washington Carver Middle School...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 8:35 PM
As a former teacher in a very low-income Santa Ana school with very poorly educated parents, I agree with Tom Egan's commentary ("Like it or not, parental education influences API scores," Nov. 30) that parent education is a factor in poor Academic...
| Jun 13, 2009
Robert Colescott, a wildly expressive and fearlessly opinionated painter who skewered racial and sexual stereotypes with hilarious force, has died. He was 83.
Colescott, who had suffered from Parkinsonian syndrome, died June 4 at his home in Tucson, said...
| Oct 29, 2009
Roy DeCarava, an art photographer whose pictures of everyday life in Harlem helped clarify the African American experience for a wider audience, has died. He was 89.
He died Tuesday in New York City, his daughter Wendy DeCarava said. The cause was not...
| Feb 29, 2008
On the way home from school Thursday, 13-year-old Magda Gomez and his friends walked past the South Los Angeles intersection where five youths and three adults were shot the day before.
One of the boys pointed out the splatter of dried blood that...