| Feb 8, 2008
By the time paramedics arrived, the patient was lying in a pool of her own blood, her pulse racing and her blood pressure dangerously low.
The woman, identified only as Angela P. in records of the Medical Board of California, had gone to the Clinica...
| Jan 15, 2008
Before actor Dennis Quaid went to bed Nov. 18, he gave one last call to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where his newborn twins were being treated for staph infections.
"Oh, they're fine," Quaid recalled a nurse telling him about 9 p.m. "They're just fine."...
| Nov 17, 2007
Saturday night, July 21, and it's been slow in South Los Angeles, scary slow. Two Los Angeles police officers stop a pair of young gang members for jaywalking, a good excuse to ask some questions.
When was the last shooting in the neighborhood? Officer...
| May 27, 2007
Kellie Lim knows all too well what it is like to be a very sick child.
Struck with a ravaging bacterial infection that destroys limbs, she became a triple amputee at age 8 and soon faced a life of prosthetics, wheelchairs and often-painful...
| Nov 23, 2008
Psychiatric Solutions Inc. was on its way to becoming the nation's leading provider of private psychiatric care when it snapped up Sierra Vista Hospital in Sacramento in mid-2005.
The company put its well-honed business formula into action: Staffing...
| Sep 14, 2008
In Simi Valley, life went on -- but more somberly than usual.
At the annual Simi Valley Days festival, Cub Scouts, Brownies, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts observed a moment of silence to honor those killed and injured in Friday afternoon's Metrolink...
| Apr 6, 2009
When the nurses wheeled Ana Rodarte into the operating room at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, she was already dopey from the sedative she'd been given in pre-op.
A heart monitor began to capture her drowsy rhythms. The anesthesiologist covered...
| Dec 25, 2009
Beth Fong paces in her wetsuit around the grassy park overlooking Tempe Town Lake, contemplating the grueling daylong race ahead.
She has trained for months to swim, bike and run the nearly 141-mile Ironman triathlon. Her father, standing behind her,...
| Dec 9, 2009
The old man with the Santa Claus beard pulled a black yarmulke from the trunk of his Cadillac and limped across the street.
Hundreds of people had gathered outside an old synagogue in Boyle Heights for a program that looked back at the days when the...
| Dec 10, 2008
On Nov. 3, the day before Americans elected Barack Obama president, drug cartel henchmen murdered 58 people in Mexico. It was the highest number killed in one day since President Felipe Calderon took office in December 2006. By comparison, on average 26...
| May 12, 2008
Today's question: Could Arabs and Israelis have done anything differently before 1948 that would have laid a better foundation for the Middle East? Later in the week, Pearl and Bisharat will discuss relations with Hamas, their personal connections to...