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William A. Covino, a veteran Florida and California administrator, was named Wednesday as the new president of Cal State L.A., becoming the first new leader of the El Sereno campus in 33 years. Covino’s selection was among a slate of...
An American woman arrives in China to retrace the steps of her deceased daughter from a video diary the daughter kept of her trip to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. A young flautist travels to Beijing to audition for a conservatory. A seamstress for a...
Ezra Koenig wanted to be clear about this: The frontman of Vampire Weekend was not comparing his band to the Beatles. "What we're talking about is making me think like a fan, which is a little bit dangerous because it could come across as me trying to...
The race for a seat on the Los Angeles Board of Education pits the political savvy of Antonio Sanchez against the education skills of Monica Ratliff. And when it comes to campaign resources, politics trumps all. Sanchez, 31, has used his background in...
Among the pleasures of seeing an August Wilson play, it's often said, is just listening to the people talk. As Los Angeles Times theater critic Charles McNulty has noted, Wilson stocks his scripts with "natural raconteurs" and lets them soar in...
Fame was never her intent, Dr. Joyce Brothers often said. She was not yet 30, new to stay-at-home motherhood and struggling to help her husband stretch his pay as a medical resident when she came up with an ambitious plan: Transform herself into a...
He owns a sleek home in the hills of Echo Park that was renovated with recycled materials, is powered partly by solar panels and was once featured in a top design magazine. She lives in a ranch-style house at the end of a Studio City cul-de-sac, with...
Tags: Environmental Issues, Travel, Robyn, Barack Obama, Eric Garcetti
In another major setback for efforts to develop an HIV vaccine, federal researchers have shut down a key clinical trial after an independent panel of safety experts determined that volunteers who got an experimental vaccine appeared to be slightly more...
Edward A. Frieman, a leading figure in American science for decades as a researcher with wide-ranging interests, a top-level governmental advisor on defense and energy issues, and director of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, has...
This post has been corrected, as noted belowHoneybees that live off the same sweetener found in soft drinks could be more vulnerable to the microbial enemies and pesticides believed to be linked to catastrophic collapse of honeybee colonies worldwide, a new study suggests. Researchers...
As colleges are rushing -- or being pushed -- to embrace online education, they might want to take pause: Most students prefer connecting with teachers and fellow students and don’t want to take all of their classes online, a new study suggests....
North Korea insisted Thursday that the U.S. and South Korea must scrap United Nations sanctions and put an end to joint military drills before any talks on its nuclear arsenal can begin. The U.S. and South Korea have said the burden is on Pyongyang to...
Tags: Weaponry, John Kerry, South Korea, China, Barack Obama
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