| Dec 4, 2010
A San Joaquin County judge is expected to decide Monday the punishment for three people who beat, burned and held a teenager captive for more than a year.
The scheduled sentencing comes two years after a soot- and sore-covered Kyle Ramirez, then 16,...
| Dec 9, 2010
Jeanne Broberg passed the gavel, and with it the La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board presidency, to Susan Boyd Tuesday night.
First elected to the school board in 2005, this is Boyd's second turn at the helm. She previously served as...
| Aug 23, 2009
Tracy Kidder's 2003 book, "Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World," inspired legions of young people to go out and do something for the poor and disenfranchised. It also lighted a fire under donors --...
| Dec 6, 2009
The Battle for America 2008: The Story of an Extraordinary Election by Dan Balz and Haynes Johnson (Viking)
A richly reported, closely observed account of the clash of ideals and gallery of historic candidates leading up to the election of a lifetime....
| Oct 8, 2009
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Jones is drama critic of the Chicago Tribune.
CHICAGO -- When playwright Tracy Letts walked into New York rehearsals for the touring production of his "August: Osage County" earlier this summer, he did not find the fellow Steppenwolf Theatre Company...
| May 15, 2007
Seaton Flagship Now open: It's not Bali, or even Carmel, but the new Melrose Avenue location for the leisure-luxe brand Seaton is at least accessible for the rest of us needing a retail escape. Owned by husband and wife team Mark Freeman and...
| Nov 3, 2008
William R. Stall, a longtime staff member of the Los Angeles Times who was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing in 2004, died Sunday at his home in Sacramento. He was 71.
Stall had been in failing health much of the year and died of...
| Mar 15, 2009
They were born 15 seconds apart and were best friends. The Hansen twins were competitors and athletes, and both enlisted in the Marines.
"Everything we did, we did together," said Matthew of his slightly older brother, Daniel. "We spent the first nine...
| Aug 15, 2009
James C. Marsters, a Pasadena orthodontist who with two other deaf men co-developed a teletypewriter in the 1960s that opened up phone use -- and the wider world -- to the deaf, has died. He was 85.
Marsters, who was the last survivor of the trio of...
| Mar 28, 2010
Peter Gowland, whose exuberant, sun-drenched swimsuit photos and self-designed large-format cameras helped define glamour photography for six decades, has died. He was 93.
Gowland died March 17 at his Pacific Palisades home of complications from...
| Oct 29, 2007
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A Newport Beach man's dream of getting rich by selling law enforcement officials on a high-tech device that could end high-speed chases has pulled top advisors to Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona into a complex tale of cash, ambition and alleged...
| Oct 19, 2009
Full-fat, low-fat or skim? Used to be, there weren't many choices to make over what to pour on your cereal. But the number of alternatives to cow's milk -- soy, goat's, hemp milk, more -- has steadily grown.
Each has its fans: those who swear by goat's...