| May 21, 2013
| 9:58 AM
University of California patient care workers took to the picket line early Tuesday to begin a two-day strike for better staffing and higher pay.
At Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, they wore green shirts, carried noisemakers and chanted, "All day,...
| May 7, 2013
| 11:15 PM
He had just made the final out in a city where his name is booed, his jersey is reviled, and his team had been swept.
His power had disappeared, his swing was spotty, and his season was a wreck.
Matt Kemp would have been excused for quickly...
| May 11, 2013
| 10:00 AM
NEW YORK — David Mamet has his hustlers, Edward Albee his domestic warriors, Tony Kushner his brilliant self-flagellators. If playwright Christopher Shinn has a signature character, it is the manipulative victim — the half-sympathetic, half-...
| May 12, 2013
It almost goes without saying that hair is huge business in Hollywood. Healthy, beautifully coiffed and colored locks are a key calling card for those in the spotlight. Exhibit A: Jennifer Aniston's headline-generating honey-blond shag, hyped year after...
| May 1, 2013
| 2:26 PM
Pierce Brosnan was self-assured and sexy as James Bond in four blockbusters. He warbled ABBA in the 2008 musical "Mamma Mia!" and played a former British prime minister in Roman Polanski's 2010 thriller "The Ghost Writer."
But be vulnerable? Not so...
| May 1, 2013
| 5:15 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As the Kentucky Derby approaches, consider Dennis O'Neill and Tom Knust as Twin Spires for racehorse Goldencents.
The backstretch barns at Churchill Downs were celebrity central Wednesday morning, led by the current biggest...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 8:48 PM
Bobby Heravi did not want his son, Faryan, to hear the doctor's verdict and so made sure the boy's head was turned away when he asked about his son's chances of surviving an aggressive form of lymphoma.
"With my mouth expression I said, 'What percent?'...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
As my colleague Melissa Healy noted Thursday, a British medical journal recently invited doctors who specialize in end-of-life care to debate whether patients should be told that they're terminally ill. Two London-based palliative care doctors argued in...
| May 10, 2013
| 9:26 PM
A worrisome abdominal pain drove Jalal Afshar to seek treatment last year at healthcare giant Kaiser Permanente.
The Pasadena resident and Kaiser member had lived for years with a rare condition known as Castleman's disease, which affects the lymph...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 8:40 PM
NEW YORK — In the program for "Lucky Guy," the play Nora Ephron raced to complete before her death last year, there's a note by the author titled "Journalism: A Love Story."
That's a pretty good description of the drama, Ephron's valentine to...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 3:33 PM
Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens is undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer and will cut back on her public appearances while undergoing treatment. Hutchens revealed the recent medical diagnosis at a press conference Monday afternoon, and said that...