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Steve Alford was formally introduced as UCLA's basketball coach Tuesday, at center court in Pauley Pavilion. He mentioned John Wooden three times during his first three minutes in the Westwood spotlight. Athletic Director Dan Guerrero noted the...
Frank Pooler, a longtime choral director at Cal State Long Beach who is credited with helping the 1970s pop group the Carpenters develop their signature sound, has died. He was 86. Pooler died Jan. 19 in his Los Alamitos home after a short battle with...
Dyer Brainerd Holmes NASA manned space flight director Dyer Brainerd Holmes, 91, director of manned space flight for NASA when Americans were making their early forays into space in the early 1960s, died Friday at a hospital in Memphis, Tenn., of...
Only 16% of U.S. hospitals surveyed in a recent study gave a complete price quote for a common hip surgery, highlighting the obstacles many patients face in comparison shopping. Pricing information remains difficult to obtain from medical providers...
Visionaries. Blake had a special name for them: "Mental Travellers." Their bodies might be enslaved, but not their minds, which roamed and saw things "cold earth wanderers never knew." If you consider yourself one of these travelers, you're in good...
Wallace Stegner wrote books about the American and Canadian West, so it's understandable that people consider the longtime California resident a Western author. Stegner, a prolific novelist, essayist, conservation advocate and professor at Stanford...
Dr. Earl Rose, the medical examiner in Dallas when President Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, died Tuesday at a retirement community in Iowa City, Iowa. He was 85. Rose's wife, Marilyn, said he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and then...
When Herbert Nipson joined Ebony magazine's editorial staff in 1949, the publication, founded just four years earlier in Chicago, had a target readership of urban African Americans, and its stories reflected that sensibility. But as the civil rights...
Jacket CopyThe White House announced the recipients of the National Medal of Arts and the National Humanities Medals today. Poet Rita Dove (above) is the leading literary figure among the seven who will receive the National Medal of Arts, joining actor......
Jacket CopyJuan Felipe Herrera was appointed California poet laureate by Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday. His 2008 collection "Half of the World in Light" was a winner of that year's National Book Critics Circle award in poetry....
Charles T. Manatt, who founded one of the biggest and most influential law firms in Los Angeles and then became a political power as chairman of the state and national Democratic parties, died Friday night. He was 75. Manatt died at Kindred Hospital in...
Los Angeles TimesPhilip Levine, the Pulitzer Prize winner who was named the nation's next poet laureate Wednesday, has spent much of his career listening and reflecting on the voices of America. In his new job he said he has one main goal. "I want to bring poetry to...
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