| Jul 23, 2011
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...
| Dec 16, 2010
| 3:24 PM
To many hip-hop heads and pop-culture junkies, Todd Boyd is recognized as a renowned speaker, an in-demand television commentator and a critically acclaimed author. However, on the campus of the University of Southern California, he’s better known...
| Jan 11, 2011
| 6:42 AM
Stroke victims who took the antidepressant Prozac for three months following the interruption of blood flow to the brain regained more mobility, and showed lower rates of depression, than those given a placebo pill, a new study has found.
| Sep 12, 2010
Vance Bourjaily, a novelist and professor of writing who was part of the post- World War II generation of writers whose wartime experiences influenced their early work, has died. He was 87.
Bourjaily, who was discovered by legendary editor Max Perkins,...
| Apr 8, 2012
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...
| Aug 12, 2011
Philip 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...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 4:51 PM
All her life, Lindsay Shipp knew that she was dying. As a baby, she would cry after eating, and salt collected on her forehead. The diagnosis was cystic fibrosis, an incurable genetic disease that, at the time, meant a life expectancy of 18 years.
| Sep 20, 2011
Coach led organization
of Big East Conference
Dave Gavitt, 73, one of basketball's most influential leaders in the last three decades, died Friday in a hospital near his hometown of Rumford, R.I., after a long illness, his family said....
| Dec 29, 2011
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...
| Nov 6, 2007
On a balmy New Year's day in 1959, UC Berkeley's Pacific Coast Conference-winning football team* played the Big 10 champion University of Iowa in the Rose Bowl. Cal lost decisively to Iowa, but two Cal players received credit for notable efforts. One...
| Nov 23, 2008
Bob Jeter, a former University of Iowa halfback who was named most valuable player of the 1959 Rose Bowl and went on to play defensive back for the Green Bay Packers, died of a heart attack Thursday at his home in Chicago. He was 71 and had undergone...