| Mar 28, 2013
The University of California has agreed to pay $1.2 million to settle a federal whistle-blower lawsuit charging falsification of records and poor supervision of patients by UC Irvine anesthesiologists.
The suit said anesthesiologists at the university's...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 3:05 PM
The former nurses’ residence building at a long-abandoned hospital in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles has been converted to housing for low-income seniors, and more units are coming.
Completion of the $8.9-million project by Amcal...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 7:50 PM
Gerald D. Klee, a retired psychiatrist and LSD expert who participated in experiments with the hallucinogenic drug on volunteer servicemen at U.S. military installations in the 1950s, has died. He was 86.
Klee died Sunday of complications after...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 10:27 AM
Monster Beverage Corp. has its own take on what happened to Anais Fournier, the 14-year-old Maryland girl whose family blames her 2011 death on her consumption of Monster energy drinks.
The Fourniers sued Monster in October, alleging negligence and...
| Feb 18, 2013
After World War II, social workers typically urged Holocaust survivors to forget their horrific wartime experiences and get on with their lives.
That struck Florabel Kinsler as a foolish and impossible order. During a decades-long career, the Los...
| Jun 8, 2013
So, there you are in the sunscreen aisle, where the number of products on the shelves is approximately equal to the number of grains of sand on a beach. How to choose? Read the labels. Your decision may still not be easy, but new labeling regulations...
| Feb 6, 2013
During the first half of the 20th century, pediatricians generally believed that children's eye problems were largely self-corrective — that a child would grow out of his or her crossed eyes or poor vision. But they were wrong.
Unless a vision...
| Jan 19, 2013
Everyone deserves life with dignity in their final years, whether you dug ditches or played tennis on the world's most famous stages.
Gertrude "Gussy" Moran did the latter. She also got that deserved dignity because of the extraordinary kindness of a...
| Jun 2, 2013
Thomas Keneally has always been a novelist who writes and lives in the big sweep of epic history.
He took on the end of the First World War in "Gossip From the Forest," the U.S. Civil War in "Confederates," and the Eritrean War of Independence in "To...
| May 31, 2013
Sex abuse lawsuit: In the May 23 LATExtra section, an article about a jury's award of $1.4 million to a girl who was sexually abused by a classmate said that jurors had apportioned part of the money to the Los Angeles Unified School District and part to...
| May 31, 2013
| 8:37 PM
The gig: Mary Micucci, 63, is the owner of Along Came Mary Events, one of Hollywood's leading catering and special events businesses. Often called the "caterer to the stars," Micucci has handled more than 400 movie premieres, from "Titanic" in 1997 to...