| Mar 18, 2009
And the homeless?
Re “Connecting the spots,” March 12, and “L.A. hopes its park will be as grand as Chicago’s,” March 14
The Times' two long articles on the new Civic Center Park downtown did a great job of discussing...
| Mar 26, 2009
| 11:06 AM
New York has George Soros. L.A. has Eli Broad. Vegas? Bet you thought everyone was busy wagering. Wrong. The city, historically known more for carnality than compassion, has a range of denizens working not only for a better city but a better world....
| Mar 28, 2009
At this late date, about the only thing Mary Stark can protect her son from is bad news.
Brandon is dying. He spends much of the day in an old La-Z-Boy recliner that his father rigged on wheels. A NASCAR quilt his mother made is tucked up under his chin....
| Mar 31, 2009
| 2:11 PM
So you think you've got it bad? Here's a story that will put things in perspective for you, no matter how grim your job prospects or how invisible your shrinking retirement fund.
The other day, at their invitation, I met Kerry Himmel, an unemployed truck...
| Apr 5, 2009
Times staff writer Thomas Curwen met Ana Rodarte in December 2005 at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla. Over the next 3 1/2 years, he conducted extensive interviews with her and her parents, and he and Ana engaged in an e-mail correspondence about...
| Jul 6, 2009
It's a deceptively simple idea: What if doctors could recruit the body's own immune system to fight cancer? The complexities of the immune system have kept this from becoming reality, until now. Three cancer vaccines -- for prostate cancer, melanoma and...
| Apr 13, 2007
| 12:56 AM
My dad did everything he could to look his best that morning. He shaved, brushed his hair and changed into a clean shirt.
I stepped into his room, where he lay on his bed, propped up with pillows. His face was pale and his eyelids heavy; an oxygen...
| Feb 20, 2005
Alone at his computer, drool sliding down his chin, Tom Hill searched the Internet for anything that could save him.
His 55-year-old body was gradually shutting down. His muscles twitched uncontrollably. He could no longer talk, so he scribbled notes...
| Jun 8, 1998
Chemo is over. Chemo is over. Chemo is over.
I think this bears repeating.
Chemo's over. Chemo's over. Chemo's over.
I've been busy since we last visited, so let's catch up.
After five of eight rounds of chemotherapy, my doctor decided my heart and...
| Jul 13, 1998
I thought it was high time to introduce you to the directors of this production I've been starring in, the adorable and delightful total geniuses who are saving my life: Dr. Melvin Silverstein, surgical oncologist, and Dr. James Waisman, medical...
| Aug 10, 1998
If you are lucky, this is the way cancer treatment ends, not with a bang but a whimper.
Let's see, of the treatments listed for me in November: chemo--it's done; surgery--done; radiation--done. It remained only to go see my oncologist, Dr. James Waisman,...