| Nov 16, 2013
| 9:19 AM
San Francisco was getting back to normal a day after Batkid took the city by storm.
Miles Scott, 5, vanquished enemies in a San Francisco transformed into Batman’s Gotham City.
Nearly 12,000 volunteers and adoring fans holding signs lined the...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 6:18 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — To be an aspiring superhero these days, most 5-year-olds must enlist clueless younger siblings, restless parents, backyard shrubs, fire hydrants and all manner of pets to serve as their foils and damsels in distress.
| Nov 18, 2013
| 12:45 PM
San Franciscans weren’t the only ones touched by "Batkid" Miles Scott’s adventures Friday — Caped Crusaders Christian Bale and Ben Affleck applauded the 5-year-old hero as well.
“Batkid. Best Batman ever,” Affleck, who will...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 10:45 AM
The cost of saving a city? For San Francisco, the tab for Batkid’s heroic day is coming in at $105,000.
Nearly 14,500 volunteers and adoring fans with signs turned out for 5-year-old Miles Scott, who has been battling lymphoblastic leukemia...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 6:08 PM
They are the darlings of the NFL — Seattle, Denver, Kansas City, New Orleans, San Francisco — but it isn't always the November darlings that wind up lifting the Lombardi Trophy in February.
Last season, for instance, the eventual-champion...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 10:09 AM
Batkid -- the pint-sized cancer survivor who captured the nation’s heart this month while “saving” San Francisco -- was called upon again Monday, this time to battle the Joker in New York City.
On Nov. 15, 5-year-old Miles Scott...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 5:18 PM
Thanks to a $100-million donation, UC San Diego will be creating a new clinical center to study how the use of stem cells may help cure or alleviate leukemia, spinal cord injuries, Alzheimer’s disease and other health problems, officials announced...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 4:54 PM
Keyboardist George Duke, one of the pioneers of the jazz-fusion movement that merged jazz, rock and funk in the late 1960s and 1970s, died Monday in Los Angeles, where he was being treated for chronic lymphocytic leukemia, his record label announced. He...
| Jun 27, 2013
Marc Rich, the trader known as the "King of Commodities" whose controversial 2001 pardon by President Clinton just hours before he left office unleashed a political firestorm of criticism, died Wednesday. He was 78.
The billionaire trader in oil, metals...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 10:16 PM
Dave Gold launched his 99 Cents Only Stores empire in Los Angeles at age 50 after mulling over the idea for over a decade.
The thrifty entrepreneur took the dollar store concept and introduced it to middle-class and upscale neighborhoods. In the...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 1:00 PM
When filmmaker and writer Nora Ephron was in the hospital last year undergoing treatment for leukemia, she sent her younger sister, Delia Ephron, a bouquet of flowers — not just any flowers, but "two-dozen gorgeous plump peach roses in full bloom,"...