| Nov 15, 2013
| 1:25 PM
All eyes were on “Gotham” Friday as San Francisco’s Batkid -- a 5-year-old boy battling leukemia -- lived out his dream of being a superhero, taking to the streets to save the city from the likes of the Riddler and the Penguin....
| Nov 9, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Author-poet Erica Jong reflected on "Fear of Flying," her landmark novel that helped fuel the sexual revolution, on the occasion of its 40th anniversary, marked recently with a commemorative reissue.
Let's start with your fear of flying. Do you still...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 1:59 PM
A woman in Japan with a medical condition that ought to prevent her from having children has given birth to a healthy baby boy through a cutting-edge fertility treatment called in vitro activation, or IVA.
The woman was one of 27 to try the experimental...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 9:47 AM
On the Venice Boardwalk, the pot hawkers come at you like carnival barkers. In their green scrubs, armed with business cards, they beckon passersby to enter their narrow shops.
“Do you have a headache? A backache? Come on in, our doctor is...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 6:51 PM
That great pioneering effort by the Dodgers to have the first female head trainer had a disappointingly short run.
Sue Falsone will not return to the Dodgers next season, her exit apparently her own decision.
Falsone was named the team’s head...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 4:36 PM
The Highland Park Patient Collective has been praised by Yelp reviewers for its sample room where patients can try their meds, its PlayStation 3 and stockpile of games and its cheap outdoor kush that's good for rolling blunts.
But don't expect the...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 9:01 PM
California's community college system is considering a controversial effort to offer four-year degrees, a move designed to boost the number of students who graduate and are more prepared for the workforce.
The change would require legislation...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 1:48 PM
Los Angeles City Atty. Mike Feuer said his office is moving to shut down 38 medical marijuana dispensaries operating outside the requirements of a voter-approved May ballot measure intended to reduce their number.
An additional 42 dispensaries have...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 3:00 PM
UCLA Health encourages a little goofing off on company time. But inefficiency is the last thing on the agenda.
At least three days a week, employees from 10 departments at UCLA Health facilities gather as the music gets cranked up for a 10-minute...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 8:00 AM
With homespun recipes from “Mitt’s meatloaf cakes” to "banana trash pudding," Ann Romney’s new cookbook, "The Romney Family Table," has been a brisk seller since its recent debut, topping Amazon’s list as the bestselling...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 2:25 PM
After a cancer diagnosis forced Sharon Jones to postpone an album and tour earlier this year, the vocalist of the Dap-Kings soul ensemble is prepping her return to music.
The group's sixth album, “Give the People What They Want,” will arrive...