| Mar 5, 2013
| 5:42 PM
The family of an 87-year-old woman who died after a staff member at a Bakersfield nursing home refused to perform CPR last week backed the decision and said they do not plan to sue the facility....
| May 13, 2012
In Los Angeles, red carpet treatment is not just for celebrities. Here, mere mortals can find specialists — medical concierges, cat whisperers, image consultants — for almost everything.
And that includes experts who are hired to help...
| Jan 11, 2012
Former head of NAACP's L.A. chapter
Geraldine Washington, 81, an educator and civil rights activist who led the Los Angeles chapter of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People for 14 years, died of natural causes...
| Jul 6, 2011
Lawrence R. Newman, a prominent advocate for the rights of the deaf community and a former longtime teacher and administrator at the California School for the Deaf in Riverside, has died. He was 86.
Newman, who served two terms as president of the...
| Sep 5, 2010
Robert Schimmel, a critically acclaimed comedian who made audiences squirm and then laugh with X-rated explorations of sexuality and vulnerability usually drawn from his own life, has died. He was 60.
Schimmel died Friday at a Phoenix hospice from...
| Oct 5, 2011
As California's top prescriber of narcotic painkillers and other commonly abused drugs, Dr. Nazar Al Bussam made hundreds of thousands of dollars feeding the addictions of strung-out patients who packed into his offices in Downey and Los Angeles,...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Through the years, people have complained when they weren't allowed to coach until they completed a first-aid class and got their certificate. There's a reason for that. It's critical for the safety of the kids. Reseda Cleveland Coach Greg Venger......
| Apr 17, 2012
| 4:33 PM
The Echo Park Film Center serves as a unique community resource center for film, providing free courses to disadvantaged youths to teach them how to make movies and a cinema house where aspiring independent filmmakers can screen their movies....
| Sep 16, 2011
| 7:11 PM
Yes, you read that right. A Chinese man had to have an eel surgically removed from his bladder after a mishap while undergoing an unusual spa treatment.
Zhang Nan, a 56-year-old resident of Hubei province, was bathing with live eels, in the hopes that...
| Mar 24, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Beverly Hills police said the preliminary coroner's report on the death of Whitney Houston raises no issues that would require further criminal investigation. Detectives from the department have been looking into the circumstances...