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  • iPads in school: a toy or a tool?

    iPads in school: a toy or a tool?
    At Valley Academy of Arts and Sciences in Granada Hills, every student has an iPad. That's 1,200 iPads, and if L.A. Unified Supt. John Deasy can figure out how to pay for 660,000 more of them, every student in the district will have a tablet in the next...
  • Near L.A. Live, parents press for downtown charter school

    Near L.A. Live, parents press for downtown charter school
    If you ask young parents in downtown's South Park area near L.A. Live what their neighborhood needs, it's a decent elementary school, not a professional football team. The city's revitalized historic core has become a way-station for up and comers, who...
  • Hallmark shop fades into history

    Hallmark shop fades into history
    I noticed when I shopped for Valentine's Day cards that the supply at my local Hallmark store was woefully thin. I chalked that up to my own procrastinating. But when I went back this week to buy a thank-you card to mail to a friend, I found a note...
  • For Palm Springs man, grief and anger over an end-of-life decision

    For Palm Springs man, grief and anger over an end-of-life decision
    On the evening of July 2, Bill Bentinck, 87, was led from his Palm Springs home in handcuffs, in mourning and in shock. The body of his wife of 25 years, Lynda, was still in the house, but there was no time to grieve. After telling police that his...
  • Keep secret Arizona money out of California politics

    Keep secret Arizona money out of California politics
    SACRAMENTO — Let's see. Maybe: "Money Launderers for Campaign Finance Reform." No, that probably wouldn't sell. Could try: "Tax Exempt Fat Cats Against Higher Taxes for School Kids." Nope. That one doesn't have the right ring, either. There's...
  • Mothers aid military personnel in the names of their fallen sons

    Mothers aid military personnel in the names of their fallen sons
    They didn't know each other before the war. But loss united them, and friendship helps sustain them. "Every one of us wants our child to be remembered," said Sue Pollard, who, like her friend Debi Win'E, lost a son in Iraq. "Our main thing is to do...
  • At 102, therapist is too busy to stop working

    At 102, therapist is too busy to stop working
    Lately I've been wading into streams of mail from readers approaching death. Some are fighting it, some are afraid, some are ready to go. And then I heard from two readers with an update on Hedda Bolgar. I wrote about the Brentwood therapist three...
  • The stereotype and the single mother

    The stereotype and the single mother
    I've been thinking a lot lately about single mothers — the concept and the people. Maybe it's because I'm still receiving emails from agitated readers about my column crediting single mothers, among others, with helping reelect President Obama....
  • Friends, relatives of suicide victims are bound in grief

    Hope was the theme of the day, but unremitting pain was the backdrop when friends and family members of suicide victims gathered in a Culver City park on Saturday for their annual summer potluck. "Survivors After Suicide" they call themselves. It's a...
  • New wave of immigrants — a new target too?

    New wave of immigrants — a new target too?
    It's official! A new study by the Pew Research Center proves the old trope true: Asians are the new Jews. All those essentially positive stereotypes you've heard about — the hard work and the Tiger Moms — have made Asian Americans the highest-...
  • UCLA's Nick Ekbatani, USC's Kelli Tennant a solid team after accident

    UCLA's Nick Ekbatani, USC's Kelli Tennant a solid team after accident
    The former UCLA football player glistened with tough, his blade prosthetic a shiny blur as he sprinted into the Rose Bowl. This popular offensive lineman who lost his leg in a motorcycle accident 16 months ago brought the blue-clad crowd to its feet...