| Jan 15, 2013
| 4:00 PM
More -- and newer -- isn’t always better in medicine.
We imagine it’s a good idea to pay for a whole-body CT scan so that every last defect in our body can be detected and treated promptly, so we subject ourselves to radiation but also to...
| Feb 2, 2013
In the late 1970s when Edward I. Koch won his first term as mayor of New York, the city was in shambles, its coffers and confidence sapped by financial crises and a paralyzing blackout. It needed a fighter and found one in Koch, a well-practiced pol...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 10:30 PM
George A. Roberts
Helped transform Teledyne Corp.
George A. Roberts, 93, who was a pioneer in the field of steel manufacturing and helped turn the Southern California-based Teledyne Corp. into a Fortune 500 firm, died Feb. 15 of heart failure at a...
| 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...
| Feb 2, 2013
Longtime L.A. Philharmonic flutist
Roland Moritz, 86, who played flute for the Los Angeles Philharmonic for more than 40 years and for a time shared the concert stage with his father, Frederick Moritz, the Philharmonic's longtime...
| Feb 8, 2013
Actor won Tony Award for 'Tea and Sympathy'
John Kerr, 81, a stage, film and TV actor who won a Tony Award for his performance in Elia Kazan's 1953 Broadway production of "Tea and Sympathy" and went on to reprise his role in the 1956 film...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 9:57 AM
The Los Angeles Fire Department is offering 10-minutes lessons Tuesday on how to perform "hands only" CPR.
The "sidewalk CPR" event, being held at several locations in L.A., is similar to a program last year, in which the LAFD and other agencies...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 6:29 PM
Opera singer known for role in 'Carousel'
Claramae Turner, 92, a gifted contralto who mastered 75 grand opera roles but was best known for her passionate rendition of "You'll Never Walk Alone" in the 1956 movie "Carousel," died May...
| May 29, 2013
| 3:18 PM
The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday announced its approval of two new drugs and a diagnostic test that can be used to treat advanced or inoperable melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin disease.
Advanced melanoma has joined a wide range...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 6:54 PM
Before the ashes and the anguish, before the 1965 riots and the spotlight of attention that followed, there was a pocket of people already fighting for Watts.
They fought for the arts and for the black community from a building on Grandee Avenue and...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 7:18 PM
On a December night in 1954, Los Angeles met the woman it would soon deem too hot for television.
After the success of Vampira, the glamorous ghoul of 1950s late-night TV, executives at KABC-TV (Channel 7) cast Gloria Pall, a showgirl and model, as...