| Aug 6, 2013
| 3:48 PM
President George W. Bush's successful heart surgery, which involved placement of a stent in a coronary artery, is performed roughly a million times a year nationwide, sometimes without even a night in the hospital, according to cardiologists.
| Aug 3, 2013
| 7:30 PM
Robert N. Bellah, a UC Berkeley sociologist who turned the analysis of religion's role in American society into a bestselling book and a thriving academic pursuit, died Tuesday at an Oakland hospital. He was 86.
The cause was complications after heart...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 10:20 PM
Mimi Clar Melnick, an author and former Los Angeles Times writer who was the host of jazz salons in her Encino home for more than 17 years, has died. She was 77.
Melnick died June 14, a few months after having open-heart surgery, her family announced...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 6:58 AM
The director of the 2001 French movie "Amélie" has expressed his displeasure over the planned adaptation of his movie for the musical theater, although he acknowledged that he gave his approval for the stage production.
Jean-Pierre Jeunet said in a...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 12:31 PM
Doctors for Randy Travis gave an update and more details Wednesday on the country superstar's condition since his hospitalization Sunday in Texas.
Travis came through the ER at Baylor Medical Center in McKinney on Sunday after suffering a viral upper-...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 5:00 AM
On his last day of work, they came for him in an ambulance, the old usher being carried out the same back exit of Dodger Stadium where he had once stood guard.
For 55 years, Ira Hawkins had patrolled the Coliseum, then Chavez Ravine, for late hours...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 10:35 AM
Judd Hirsch will fill the shoes of the late Richard Griffiths in the revival of Neil Simon's "The Sunshine Boys" coming to the Ahmanson Theatre in September.
Griffiths had been scheduled to costar alongside Danny DeVito at the Ahmanson, but the...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 5:54 PM
Thirty years ago, Drs. Oscar and Marcia Sablan moved from tropical Hawaii to dusty Firebaugh, Calif., and started a medical practice in a trailer on the corner of O and 9th streets. They're still there....
| Jan 24, 2013
| 7:33 PM
He was the overwhelming favorite in his event, so much so that U.S. sportswriters covering the 1960 Summer Olympics boasted that if Americans won just one gold medal over the rival Soviet Union at that year's Games, it would be his.
A skinny 19-year-old...
| Jan 26, 2013
| 12:19 PM
"It's me and Burt against the world."
-- Linda Pugach, 2007
With those words, Linda Pugach explained, perhaps as well as anyone could, an unfathomable chain of events.
PHOTOS: Linda Pugach | 1937 - 2013
In 1959, she was Linda Riss, a 22-year-old dark-...
| Jan 10, 2013
Richard McWilliam, hailed for revolutionizing the trading card and sports memorabilia industry as a co-founder and chief executive officer of Carlsbad-based Upper Deck Co., has died. He was 59.
McWilliam died Saturday at his home in Rancho Santa Fe....