| Jun 11, 2013
| 2:39 PM
Howard Rogo, who served as one of Simi Valley’s first council members after the city incorporated in 1969, has died. He was 84.
Rogo died May 29 of colon cancer in the Sun City Palm Desert Senior community, his friend Court Baird, who ran...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 4:07 PM
Biotech drug maker Amgen Inc. said Tuesday that its third-quarter profit jumped 24%, trouncing analysts' expectations, as sales of more than half a dozen of its drugs increased by double digits.
The strong performance in the quarter that ended Sept....
| Oct 6, 2013
| 9:00 AM
BEIJING — If you want a full-time teaching job, but you're stuck in a temporary gig without health benefits, Luo Chunlei advises that you buy the school principal a box of mooncakes and follow up with an envelope of dough.
Having an operation?...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 12:44 PM
CHELMSFORD, Mass. — It's hard work being one of Dr. Damian Folch's diabetic patients.
If a lab test shows high cholesterol, Folch is quick to call or email. No patient can leave the office without scheduling an annual eye exam, a key preventive...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 2:58 PM
Getting a colonoscopy is not something most people look forward to -- but a new analysis suggests that it's worth it to follow screening recommendations and have the test done every 10 years (or every five for those at high risk.)
Writing in the New...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 3:00 PM
Katie Couric is newly engaged to John Molner, her banker boyfriend of nearly two years.
Molner, 50, proposed to Couric, 56, at sunset on the beach in East Hampton, N.Y., according to People magazine, which said he popped for a "spectacular" diamond...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 12:26 PM
The French composer Claude Debussy once said that, "Music is the space between the notes." Google on Thursday marked the 151st anniversary of Debussy’s birth with a tuneful doodle that offers a certain Parisian flare.
The animated doodle is set on...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 11:56 AM
It's wedding day in West Hollywood, and the city is prepping for a party.
Early Monday, flashing traffic signs along Santa Monica and Robertson boulevards read: "Wedding Parking."
A large party-equipment truck filled the entrance to the West...
| Jan 19, 2013
Everyone deserves life with dignity in their final years, whether you dug ditches or played tennis on the world's most famous stages.
Gertrude "Gussy" Moran did the latter. She also got that deserved dignity because of the extraordinary kindness of a...
| May 1, 2012
It was 3 a.m. in Las Vegas in May 1972.
Thomas Austin Preston Jr., better known as Amarillo Slim, had won the main event at the World Series of Poker less than two hours earlier, and there he was looking for a game — any game.
"As long as it's for...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 7:48 PM
Gussy Moran, who gained both international fame and notoriety by wearing a short skirt and lace panties in the 1949 Wimbledon tennis tournament and who lived a life of celebrity for many years, died Wednesday night in her small Los Angeles apartment in...