| Dec 11, 2012
| 11:57 AM
This post has been corrected. See note below.
There's a good chance that the white tuna sashimi served up at your favorite Manhattan sushi joint isn't white tuna at all.
Instead, 94% of the fish labeled as white tuna in New York turned out to be...
| Nov 23, 2012
It's a day late, but I'll tell you what I'm thankful for.
I'm thankful that I'm no longer in the hospital.
Thankful that our healthcare system, which I've criticized pretty heavily, is a marvel of medical technology and expertise.
| Apr 8, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Second of two parts
Phil Richards used to like his job driving a forklift in a produce and meat warehouse. He took pride in steering a case of beef with precision.
Now, he says, he has to speed through the warehouse to meet quotas, tracked by bosses...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 1:07 PM
In a drive to cut costs and improve efficiency, companies are employing an ever-increasing array of tracking and monitoring technology to see what their employees are doing at all times, according to a story in Monday’s Los Angeles Times.
| Mar 1, 2011
The opening of a new health and science center at Los Angeles Valley College should have been cause for celebration. The complex included the first new classroom building on the campus in more than three decades. There were chemistry and biology labs, a...
| Dec 28, 2011
Last week, my dad was taken on a practice run from his Northern California nursing home back to his house. He'd had recent hip surgery, and the idea was that if he could master the challenge of getting in and out of the car and the wheelchair, he could...
| Dec 26, 2010
As a California Highway Patrol officer in San Luis Obispo County, Ernie Tripke had never heard of James Dean before Sept. 30, 1955.
But from that day forward, Tripke never quite escaped being asked about the day he responded to the two-car crash that...
| Jan 22, 2011
| 7:24 PM
Novelist and essayist Wilfrid Sheed, an English-born American satirical writer known for tackling jazz, baseball and journalism in fictional and nonfictional accounts, died Wednesday at a nursing home in Massachusetts. He was 80.
The cause was an...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 3:00 PM
The following is a transcript of President Obama's politically-charged remarks Tuesday afternoon at an Associated Press luncheon framing the general election campaign, as released by the White House.
Obama: "Thank you very much. (Applause.) Please have...
| Oct 7, 2010
Congresswoman resigned amid allegations
Former five-term U.S. Rep. Karen McCarthy (D-Mo.), 63, who resigned amid allegations that she misused her staff and campaign funds for personal gain, died Tuesday at a nursing home in northeast...
| Oct 31, 2010
The Internet sometimes makes stars out of regular people. That's what happened to Harry "PopPop" Cooper.
A shoe salesman with a broad smile and modest desires, Cooper liked to play golf and travel and occasionally sample exotic foods. More than anything,...