| Jun 21, 2010
| 9:34 PM
Grace Yamanika, 88, goes into the hospital Tuesday for open heart surgery. Her 91-year-old husband, Jiro, is in a wheelchair. But the couple werenât about to let any of that keep them from seeing the Lakers on Monday. They just......
| May 7, 2010
| 4:35 PM
Thursday's episode of "Grey's Anatomy" began with a little sensitivity training from Dr. Bailey. "R.O.C." was the watchword: reaction, observation and communication. From these doctors? I don't think so. The reason for the extra reminder was Bobby -- a...
| May 11, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Tuesday afternoon grilled the same trio of executives from BP America, Transocean and Halliburton who had faced a morning hearing before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. And...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 8:15 AM
It was a simple white slip – an everyday undergarment for women in the 1960s. But in "Butterfield 8," one of Elizabeth Taylor's most memorable films, the violet-eyed actress – playing the tragic, fiery Gloria Wandrous -- made the staple seem...
| Dec 5, 2010
There was a time when BlackBerrys grew wild.
They were everywhere: boardrooms, restaurants and kitchen tables. The dark little devices would vibrate every time a new e-mail arrived, delivering a tiny thrill that millions of employees came to both...
| Jan 28, 2011
"Ip Man" told the fact-based origins of how a man named, yes, Ip Man learned the ways of Wing Chun kung fu, and the sequel "Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster" moves forward to 1940s Hong Kong under British colonial occupation.
With director Wilson Yip,...
| Sep 18, 2011
The coffee table in Barbara T. Smith's Venice home is piled high with aging cassette tapes. She's been sorting through audio from a 1981 performance piece called "Birthdaze" in preparation for "The Radicalization of a '50s Housewife," her upcoming solo...
| Dec 18, 2011
Cesaria Evora, who started singing as a teenager in bayside bars on the West African island nation of Cape Verde in the 1950s and won a Grammy Award in 2004 after she finally took her music to stages around the world, died Saturday. She was 70.
| Nov 1, 2008
Studs Terkel, who made his name listening to ordinary folks talk about their ordinary lives -- and who turned that knack for conversation into a much-honored literary career -- died Friday. He was 96.
Terkel died of old age at his home in Chicago, his...
| May 20, 2009
David Herbert Donald, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian of the Civil War and American South whose expertise on Abraham Lincoln brought him a wide general audience and reverence from his peers, has died. He was 88.
Donald died of heart failure at Beth...
| Jun 19, 2009
Nic Fiore, one of America's most influential ski instructors and a legendary figure at Yosemite's Badger Pass ski area, where he taught skiing for more than 50 years, has died. He was 88.
Fiore, who underwent heart surgery in 2004 and had a stroke in...