| Dec 19, 2012
| 7:34 PM
As the eldest son, born to Vietnam's most legendary singing family, Duy Quang stepped lithely on stage and held his audience enthralled. His voice amplified the ballads of yesteryear, many from his father, composer Pham Duy, who knew how to......
| Dec 19, 2012
| 9:14 AM
Maintaining control of when and how they die is an important desire for those who wish to avoid burdening loved ones at the end of their lives....
| Dec 18, 2012
| 5:48 PM
The bullet that Larry Robert Broman used to kill himself went clean through his head and into the wall.
No one had expected him to do it. Not his ex-wife, who had remained close to him. And not their two grown daughters.
It happened early on the...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 8:47 PM
Gary Squier, who became the first housing director for the city of Los Angeles in 1990 and faced a formidable housing challenge in the aftermath of the Northridge earthquake, died Dec. 4 at his Santa Monica home. He was 61.
The cause was lung cancer,...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 10:43 PM
For their research into lung cancer, a pair of California high-school students will share a $6,000 scholarship – and a chance to compete at the national finals in December – in what is billed as the nation’s top science research...
| Nov 7, 2012
Frances Hashimoto, one of Little Tokyo's most influential business leaders who fought to preserve the neighborhood's Japanese cultural traditions and who invented the popular fusion dessert known as mochi ice cream, died of lung cancer Sunday at her...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 4:30 PM
When Dr. Amir Abolhoda recently performed robot-assisted lung cancer surgery at UC Irvine Medical Center — the first procedure of its kind in Orange County — it marked the latest leap in the fast-evolving field of robotics.
| Oct 23, 2012
| 3:55 PM
David Longstreth and the rest of Dirty Projectors are in Europe at the moment, playing shows in support of this year's excellent "Swing Lo Magellan."
But judging by his Twitter feed Tuesday, the frontman's mind was back in the band's Brooklyn hometown:...
| 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...
| Oct 4, 2012
Mary Jean Pew
Head of Catholic college,
aide to Jerry Brown
Mary Jean Pew, 82, a former nun who taught history and government at Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles then served as the school's acting president before it closed in 1980, died...