| May 17, 2013
| 10:02 PM
Ken Venturi, who won the 1964 U.S. Open golf championship in dramatic fashion and became a longtime television commentator, died Friday in Rancho Mirage. He was 82.
Venturi, who was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame earlier this month, died at...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 9:23 PM
A grill man turned chief executive at McDonald's, Fred L. Turner oversaw an aggressive expansion of the company beginning in the 1970s that turned it into a corporate giant.
When he began reshaping the restaurants in 1968, he left a visible legacy by...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 5:51 PM
SOBOBA INDIAN RESERVATION, Calif. — On a cracked and weed-choked court buffeted by mountain winds and watched by coyotes, the basketballs seem to grow on trees.
The scrubby landscape in the ravine that spreads behind the rusted pole and solitary...
| Jan 16, 2013
Nagisa Oshima, an iconoclastic Japanese director and screenwriter best known in the West for the sexually explicit films “In the Realm of the Senses” and “Empire of Passion,” died Tuesday at a hospital near Tokyo, his production...
| Dec 30, 2012
John P. Quimby, a former state assemblyman who helped create hundreds of California parks by writing legislation that allowed cities to require developers to donate land for recreational use, has died. He was 77.
Quimby, whose political career began...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 5:11 PM
Diane Shattuck filled a prescription in December for a generic antibiotic called doxycycline. With insurance, she paid $4.30 for 60 pills at a CVS store in Orange.
She returned at the end of February to refill her prescription. This time, she was told...
| Dec 28, 2012
Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who presided over the swift and devastating 1991 military assault on Iraq that transformed the Middle East and reminded America what it was like to win a war, died Thursday of complications from pneumonia. He was 78.
| May 17, 2013
| 8:09 PM
The only thing less pleasant than a stay in the hospital is having to go right back there to deal with complications. And experts say it happens all too often.
One in 8 elderly patients is readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of being discharged...
| May 9, 2013
| 12:06 PM
California officials are looking to build on a federal effort to disclose more healthcare pricing information to consumers.
Medicare officials released new data this week that showed wildly different hospital charges across the nation for 100 of the...
| May 5, 2013
| 5:25 PM
Founding member of metal band Slayer
Jeff Hanneman, 49, a guitarist and founding member of the thrash metal band Slayer whose career was irrevocably changed after a spider bite, died Thursday of liver failure at a Los Angeles hospital,...
| Feb 21, 2013
George Aratani, a Los Angeles businessman who donated millions of dollars to Japanese American causes, and with his wife endowed the nation’s first academic chair to study the World War II internment of people of Japanese descent and their efforts...