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George Washington Carver

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  • Elizabeth Catlett dies at 96; among 20th century's top black artists

    Elizabeth Catlett dies at 96; among 20th century's top black artists
    Elizabeth Catlett, a sculptor and printmaker who was widely considered one of the most important African American artists of the 20th century despite having lived most of her life in Mexico, has died. She was 96. Catlett, whose sculptures became symbols...
  • Holiday gifts: A baker's dozen of great cookbooks

    Holiday gifts: A baker's dozen of great cookbooks
    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...
  • Recipe: Dr. George Washington Carver's sliced sweet potato pie

    Recipe: Dr. George Washington Carver's sliced sweet potato pie
    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'...
  • This week's recipes from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen

     
    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......
  • California can't afford to cut transitional kindergarten [Blowback]

     
    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....
  • Patt Morrison Asks: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- still hooked

    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...
  • Mailbag: Parental education not biggest factor in API scores

    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...
  • Students Foil Brazen Sex Attack at South L.A. School

    Students Foil Brazen Sex Attack at South L.A. School
    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...
  • South L.A. neighborhood on edge after shooting

    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...
  • Hope lives sparingly in wounded community

    The sun splashed onto the roof of a church, filling the faces of two golden statues of angels who opened their arms to the sky. It was the first light of the morning, which made everything look pretty, even the hardened heart of South Los Angeles. Don'...
  • Manners are elementary for one Compton class

    The boys from Compton practiced all year for this field trip to Beverly Hills. They walked off their charter buses Friday and down the red carpet rolled out for them at Lawry's The Prime Rib. Through the double doors they marveled at the murals and...
  • Christmas in a nutshell

    Christmas in a nutshell
    Nuts. That's what we have to say to the arrival of the holidays. We say it not to bemoan the rampant consumerism the season brings, though. Nor to complain about the sudden (some might say traumatic) accumulation of family members in one location, or...