| Jan 29, 2013
| 9:44 AM
Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe will ask for stricter regulations for the maternity hotels that have prompted recent concerns over safety as well as a surge in neighborhood complaints, his office announced....
| Oct 3, 2012
| 1:08 PM
It's been a rough week. A few days ago, at UCLA's Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital, 6-year-old Jani toppled a food cart and was confined to her room. She slammed her head against the floor, opening a bloody cut that sent her into hysterics. Later, she...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 3:00 PM
The following is a transcript of President Obama's politically-charged remarks Tuesday afternoon at an Associated Press luncheon framing the general election campaign, as released by the White House.
Obama: "Thank you very much. (Applause.) Please have...
| Oct 7, 2012
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 292 pp., $24
In fiction, when country naifs ship off to the big city to reinvent themselves, they go to New York or Paris. On the off chance...
| Oct 11, 2012
When a public official has been in office as long as Dianne Feinstein has served in the U.S. Senate, voters understandably wonder whether it shouldn't be someone else's turn. But change for the sake of change is seldom a compelling argument for...
| Sep 4, 2012
Eleanor LaVove, a former fashion editor who co-founded Angels Attic, a museum devoted to antique and contemporary dollhouses, toys and miniatures, died Aug. 24 at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica. She was 94.
The cause was ovarian cancer, said...
| Sep 13, 2012
Inside the human skull lies a 3-pound mystery. The brain — a command center composed of tens of billions of branching neurons — controls who we are, what we do and how we feel.
"It's the most amazing information structure anybody has ever...
| Sep 23, 2012
Juliet Barker's lives of the Brontës may be a doorstopper, but it's hardly the only one this season resisting quick consumption. The following three tomes don't beg so much as wallop you on the head with their sheer size.
Winter of the World
| Jul 23, 2012
| 7:00 AM
The Old Globe in San Diego will hold a special autism-friendly performance of its annual holiday production of "Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!"
The performance at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 15, which is geared toward individuals on the...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 7:30 AM
"The Lion King" is set to roar past "A Chorus Line" on Wednesday to become the fifth-longest running show in Broadway history.
The Disney musical, directed by Julie Taymor, has been playing for 14 years and nine months. It opened at the New Amsterdam...
| Jan 26, 2013
My daughter Peyton is nonverbal and severely challenged by autism. I once believed she'd never experience a meaningful romantic relationship. Then, at a monthly workshop in Los Angeles for people who communicate via keyboard, she met Gabriel, a young...