| Aug 18, 2012
I call Stan Schwartz a "stair-ologist." But he prefers a warmer, cuddlier term.
"I'm a nerd," says the 52-year-old system analyst for the earthquake computer at Caltech. "I studied the staircase in this building like a bug under a microscope. I took...
| Nov 12, 2010
| 4:33 PM
State officials have fined 12 California hospitals for medical errors that in some cases killed or seriously injured patients, according to a report made public Friday. California Department of Public Health officials have also required hospital officials...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 6:17 PM
Lindsay Shipp just wanted to keep her lungs.
When she was nine months old, Shipp was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis -- a genetic disease that, among other symptoms, causes thick mucus to form in the lungs. The life expectancy is 37, and most people who...
| Nov 15, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Still reading Jonathan Franzenâs âFreedomâ? Well, if youâre reading as part of Oprahâs book club, ya better hurry up! Judging from the book lover's reading calendar, you should have been long done by now. And time is of the e...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Green Day Secret will play a secret benefit show at the Tiki Bar in Costa Mesa...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 4:36 PM
A recap of the 'America's Got Talent' top 10 finals, in which the Silhouettes, Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., Team iLuminate and Poplyfe impressed....
| Jul 13, 2010
| 9:35 PM
Piers Morgan will stay at Sharon and Howie's table -- and he looks poised to get his own desk on CNN as well. Morgan, the British journalist best known in the U.S. as a judge on NBC's "America's Got Talent,"......
| Jul 23, 2010
If you're looking for a key to "The Spot," David Means' fourth collection of short fiction, you need go no further than the title story. In it, Means give us a looping narrative, or a series of overlapping storylines, at the center of which is a gaping...
| Jan 16, 2011
We Have Met the Enemy
Self-Control in an Age of Excess
Penguin Press: 304 pp., $26.95
Daniel Akst borrowed his new book's title from "Pogo" creator Walt Kelly, whose "We have met the enemy and he is us" became a slogan marking the first...
| 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.
| Nov 22, 2013
| 1:35 PM
Mulvaney-Jennison, Judith Ann
Judy (aka “Nannie” and “Princess”), of Lake Forest and Balboa Island, was welcomed home to Heaven on October 29, 2013 after a battle with lymphoma. Her passing was a shock, but she fought a good...