| Jul 3, 2013
| 11:54 AM
You hear him before you see him.
The melodic baritone drifts through the sterile corridors of Valencia’s Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital.
The sound surprises no one. Most have gotten used to hearing Jared Axen, a registered nurse, who...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 1:51 PM
Three Southern California natives were among the 19 members of an elite wildland firefighting unit killed in a blaze near Yarnell, Ariz., Sunday.
Kevin Woyjeck, 21, of Seal Beach, and Hemet natives Billy Warneke, 25, and Chris MacKenzie, went missing...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 5:18 PM
Nancy and Jack Warneke of San Jacinto said they were concerned about their grandson, a firefighter with the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew, when they saw the Arizona fire on television Sunday night.
Nancy Warneke got a call about 10 p.m....
| Jun 20, 2013
| 7:37 AM
After accepting the Trillium Book Award in Toronto on Tuesday night for her story collection "Dear Life," Canadian writer Alice Munro sat down for a quick interview with the National Post, and revealed some surprising news: Her decision to retire from...
| May 7, 2013
| 9:58 AM
A few weeks after the death of public health leader Antronette Yancey, organizations around California and the nation will participate in an "Instant Recess" break Tuesday afternoon to honor her work.
The Oakland-based Prevention Institute is asking...
| May 7, 2013
| 7:15 PM
Prolific character actor James Whitmore appeared in countless films ("The Asphalt Jungle," "The Shawshank Redemption") and TV series ("The Twilight Zone") in his six -decade career, earning Oscar nominations for 1949's "Battleground" and 1975's "Give...
| Apr 20, 2013
| 4:47 PM
On Saturday afternoon at the L.A. Times Festival of Books, I was sitting cheek-by-jowl with hundreds of sweaty book lovers in USC's Bovard Auditorium. But for a moment I could have been in a New Jersey living room in 1975, watching "The Carol Burnett...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 4:34 PM
On the morning of July 10, attorney Jerald Gale was reading an e-mail in his office on the 20th floor of a Koreatown high-rise. That's the last thing the 58-year-old husband, father and avid cyclist remembers before losing consciousness.
| Oct 5, 2012
The poet was a familiar figure, striding through Little Saigon, sipping tea, sharing wisdom, his head covered with his trademark fedora. He liked to read through the night, not too tired to dissect a bit of homeland politics.
He lived simply, renting...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 5:59 PM
Dale Robertson, an Oklahoma horseman who became a TV and western movie star during the genre's heyday, died Tuesday at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla. He was 89.
Robertson, who was best known for starring in the series "Tales of Wells Fargo" from...
| Jul 13, 2012
Maria Cole, the widow of music legend Nat King Cole and the mother of singer Natalie Cole whose own singing career included a stint as vocalist for Duke Ellington's orchestra in the mid-1940s, has died. She was 89.
Cole died Tuesday at a hospice in...