| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 3:06 PM
For Dr. Antronette K. Yancey, a UCLA public health professor, exercise could be fun and done in short bursts in the workplace, schools and even places of worship.
Her campaign to urge people to incorporate physical activity into their daily lives led to...
| 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...
| Apr 9, 2013
Victor Carranza, known as the "Emerald King" of Colombia, who built a near monopoly in trade in the precious gems and survived at least two assassination attempts along the way, died of lung cancer Thursday at a Bogota hospital. He was 77.
| Mar 27, 2013
| 11:36 PM
As one of the first high-ranking Latina administrators at a top American private university, Cecilia Preciado Burciaga inspired and mentored hundreds of Chicano and Latino students and faculty members during 20 years at Stanford University.
| Mar 27, 2013
| 10:00 PM
Fay Kanin, an Oscar-nominated screenwriter for the 1958 Clark Gable-Doris Day comedy "Teacher's Pet" and former president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, died Wednesday. She was 95.
In a writing career that spanned more than four...
| Mar 19, 2013
Original member of Spinners R&B group
Bobbie Smith, 76, a singer with the Spinners soul music group since the 1950s, died Saturday in Orlando, Fla., of complications from pneumonia and influenza. He had been diagnosed with lung cancer...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 7:20 PM
Character actor was
in 'It Takes a Thief'
Malachi Throne, 84, a character actor who had a featured role as Robert Wagner's boss Noah Bain on the television spy series "It Takes a Thief" in the late 1960s, died Wednesday of lung cancer...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 4:22 PM
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- There is new spring in Ned Colletti's step these days, a brighter glint in his eye.
Both are traceable to the same thing: Frank McCourt is no longer even a distant speck in the Dodgers' rearview mirror.
Colletti, Dodgers general...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 8:34 PM
Sounds strange, I know. But I hope you never have reason to meet Dr. Noah Federman, who makes his living saving children's lives.
Extraordinary guy. Take all the athletes I've met in more than 40 years and this is my hero, even though he has to admit,...