| Mar 14, 2013
| 8:12 PM
The country was in the grip of a polio epidemic in the 1950s when orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jacquelin Perry began performing spinal surgeries in Downey that helped paralyzed survivors of the disease regain mobility.
When some of the same patients...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 6:15 AM
When he played Lenny on ABC's popular 1976-83 sitcom "Laverne & Shirley," Michael McKean realized he could easily become typecast as his dumb, lovable Fonzie wannabe and pal of the knuckleheaded Squiggy. He vowed not to let it happen.
"It's not your...
| May 5, 2013
| 4:22 PM
For more than two decades, Wanda Remo has battled one illness after another. Asthma, chronic lung disease, heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis, depression, chronic pain, strokes. Specialists treat her lungs, her heart and her joints.
| Apr 20, 2013
Even the most jaded fitness aficionados (of which L.A. has plenty) would have to admit Santa Monica's exclusive new Iobella studio resembles nothing else they've seen before.
With its Plexiglas heated workout pods and triple-oxygen spa cabins, it is...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 5:06 PM
An Orange County pain specialist already in the spotlight over deaths from prescription medications has racked up another patient overdose death.
The coroner has ruled that Wayne Oviatt died in January of a mix of prescription drugs, including morphine,...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 7:43 AM
Adolf Baguma, a Ugandan orphan unable to walk on his severely burned legs, got an incredible gift this year: Well-wishers from the United States brought him to the Grossman Burn Center in Los Angeles. After two surgeries, Baguma's legs are......
| Sep 21, 2012
| 4:24 PM
A jury Friday ordered the city of Los Angeles to pay $5.7 million to a man who was shot and paralyzed by police after he fled the scene of a gang shooting. Although the payout, which could reach about $6.5......
| Sep 22, 2012
| 5:22 PM
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck on Saturday recommended that the city appeal a jury's decision to award $5.7 million to a convicted felon left paralyzed in a police shooting after he was allegedly involved in a drive-by shooting....
| Apr 12, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Los Angeles police said Thursday that "the facts do not tend to support" reports from the biking community that a cyclist was the victim of a downtown road rage attack....
| Jan 7, 2013
It was nearly a year ago that Philip Browning was named head of Los Angeles County's Department of Children and Family Services. He accepted the post with some reluctance — the department has a history of controversy, and has been battered again and...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 4:47 PM
Southern California has so much to offer — hiking, surfing and playing on the beach are just a few of the ways we can stay in shape, enjoy the great weather and avoid being cooped up in the gym. The abundance of locally grown fruits and vegetables...