| Dec 20, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Part of Kobe Bryant's court dedication at Lower Merion High School in Pennsylvania last week entailed Jonathan Mandell of Fine Art Mosaics presenting a mosaic in Bryant's honor. Mandell, who has constructed various mosaics depicting various Philadelphia...
| Apr 16, 2011
William N. Lipscomb, who received the 1976 Nobel Prize in chemistry for studies that were the first to explain the chemistry of the element boron and, in particular, those exotic combinations of boron and hydrogen called boranes, has died. He was 91....
| May 4, 2011
| 7:06 AM
In past years, a student's graduation could mean leaving behind not only the classroom but also health insurance coverage, since family plans often stopped covering dependent children once they left school.
The health-care overhaul has changed that:...
| Aug 29, 2010
It's a Wednesday morning, and Zenaida Tan is warming her students up with a little exercise in "Monster Math."
That's Tan's name for math problems with monstrously big numbers. While most third-graders are learning to multiply two digits by two digits,...
| Dec 25, 2011
Just after graduating from San Ramon Valley High School, Joshua D. Corral joined the Marine Corps, leaving behind his close-knit Bay Area hometown of Danville.
A little more than a year later, he was brought back home to a hero's welcome, with more...
| Jul 28, 2011
Cole Dickinson, the chef de cuisine at Michael Voltaggio's soon-to-open West Hollywood restaurant, Ink, got his culinary education the old-fashioned way: in the kitchen.
That might sound obvious, but it makes him something of an anomaly as the number...
| Feb 3, 2006
Isaac Castillo watched uneasily as a pack of 15 boys streamed out of a Van Nuys McDonald's. They paraded across Balboa Boulevard, ignoring four lanes of traffic.
Isaac and four of his friends headed toward their car in the Del Taco parking lot. The other...
| Jan 29, 2006
On a September day 4 1/2 years ago, nearly 1,100 ninth-graders — a little giddy, a little scared — arrived at Birmingham High School in Van Nuys. They were fifth-generation Americans and new arrivals, straight arrows and gangbangers,...