| Sep 19, 2013
| 5:18 PM
Did Julie Chen of "The Talk" have a nose job? She did, after all, recently reveal she'd had surgery early in her career to make her eyes look "less Asian." There had to be more, right?
The answer, straight from the horse's mouth on Wednesday, was an...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 4:42 PM
Rebecca Solnit's latest book, "The Faraway Nearby" (Viking: 260 pp., $25.95), began with a delivery of 100 pounds of apricots.
"It was like a trumpet blew and said, 'You're entering the world of narrative," the 52-year-old author recalls by phone from...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 8:17 PM
BOSTON — Dr. Joseph E. Murray, who performed the world's first successful kidney transplant and won a Nobel Prize for his pioneering work, has died at age 93.
Murray suffered a stroke at his suburban Boston home on Thanksgiving and died at Brigham...
| May 8, 2012
| 4:35 PM
An attorney representing two Fullerton police officers charged in the death of a mentally ill homeless man challenged a trauma surgeon Tuesday to review the graphic video of Kelly Thomas’ beating and pinpoint the moment when a police officer might...
| May 18, 2012
| 4:39 PM
Alleged drug kingpin Victor Emilio Cazares, among the most wanted drug traffickers in the United States, has been arrested in Mexico, despite having changed his appearance through plastic surgery, according to U.S. law enforcement officials....
| Aug 3, 2012
| 9:04 AM
A well known plastic surgeon was charged with half a dozen misdemeanor counts for allegedly videotaping female patients after they had undressed, officials said Thursday...
| May 25, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Legendary flatpicking guitarist Doc Watson remains in critical but stable condition after a fall at his North Carolina home landed him in the hospital, where other issues were discovered....
| Jun 13, 2010
Reprinted from the Los Angeles Times magazine, March 29, 1998
I am just steps out of John Wooden's condo when I realize he has, once again, transformed me into Jack Nicholson, gazing across the dinner table at Helen Hunt. Wooden has made me want to be...
| Jul 15, 2010
Gladstone's Malibu, the iconic 33-year-old seafood restaurant that lays claim to 700 feet of prime beachfront real estate where the river of traffic on Sunset Boulevard flows into the estuary of the Pacific Coast Highway, had been having a bad decade,...
| Aug 6, 2011
Dr. Max Harry Weil, an influential pioneer of critical-care medicine and the founding president of the Weil Institute of Critical Care Medicine in Rancho Mirage, has died. He was 84.
Weil died of prostate cancer July 29 at his home in Rancho Mirage, said...
| Jun 4, 2010
Rue McClanahan, an actress best known for her Emmy-winning role as the sassy, man-crazy Southern belle Blanche Devereaux on the hit TV series "The Golden Girls," has died. She was 76.
McClanahan died early Thursday at New York-Presbyterian Hospital of...