| Feb 18, 2014
Mary Grace Canfield, a character actress best known as part of the daffy Ralph-and-Alf brother-sister carpenter team on the TV comedy "Green Acres," died Saturday in a Santa Barbara hospice. She was 89.
The cause was lung cancer, her daughter Phoebe...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 8:27 PM
Thomas H. Landau
Architect designed commercial buildings, office towers
Architect Thomas H. "Tommy" Landau, 76, whose firm designed a number of prominent commercial buildings in the Los Angeles area, died of lung cancer Monday at his Santa Monica...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 5:11 PM
CVS Caremark Corp.'s imminent exit from the cigarette and tobacco business — an unprecedented move for a major pharmacy company — is being cheered by many medical professionals and lawmakers as a triumph of corporate responsibility over the...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 6:29 PM
For the longest time, the Marlboro Man was synonymous with America's image of itself -- tough, self-sufficient, hard-working.
In one of the 20th century's most famous ad campaigns, which began in the 1950s, he was a rugged but handsome man who did the...
| Jan 21, 2014
Fifty years ago this month, U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry announced the bombshell conclusions of a new report to a crowded room of journalists: Cigarette smoking causes lung cancer, is associated with other deadly illnesses and warrants remedial...
| Jan 10, 2014
The 1964 U.S. Surgeon General's report on smoking — the first official acknowledgment by the federal government that smoking kills — was an extraordinarily progressive document for its time. It swiftly led to a federal law that restricted...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:11 PM
Invasive lung cancer, still the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, claimed fewer lives over the five-year period ending in 2009, says a report issued Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Driven largely by the...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 1:14 PM
When Janet Rowley was accepted into the University of Chicago's medical school in 1944, the quota for women was already filled — three in a class of 65.
So she had to wait a year.
Dr. Rowley made up for that early setback by becoming an...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 5:39 PM
On a wet Saturday near Griffith Park, a dozen teenage girls shovel manure, trudge through mud and try to stay warm. But soon everyone perks up because another horse-riding lesson is about to begin.
The lessons are provided by Taking the Reins, a...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 4:26 PM
Mat Taylor, who was the girls' basketball coach at Los Angeles Fremont from 1987 through 1995 and was a highly regarded English teacher, died on Dec. 28 of lung cancer, family friend Phil Chase said. He was 60.
Taylor later coached at West Los Angeles...
| Nov 2, 2013
Re "Obama and his big lie," Opinion, Oct. 29
To suggest that the elderly are being forced to pay for maternity care suggests that Jonah Goldberg doesn't understand the concept of insurance. The concept is that a large pool of people contributes to a...