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  • 'Transcendence' ponders as it propels

    'Transcendence' ponders as it propels
    Shortly before he began shooting his new artificial-intelligence thriller "Transcendence" last year, filmmaker Wally Pfister flew Jose Carmena and Michel Maharbiz, a pair of UC Berkeley scientists, to his office in Los Angeles. Professional consultants...
  • 'Mad Men' recap: 'Rich in goods but ragged in spirit'

    'Mad Men' recap: 'Rich in goods but ragged in spirit'
    If “Mad Men” is a story of the ‘60s told from the perspective of those who “lost” the decade, then it’s perfectly apt that the key line in the premiere of the show’s final season comes from Richard Nixon, the...
  • L.A. firefighters pay tribute to burn treatment pioneer

    In so many ways, the paths of Dr. A. Richard Grossman and firefighters crossed. When firefighters pulled badly burned people out of the flames, they took them straight to Grossman, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon who pioneered the comprehensive...
  • For San Francisco, a dress becomes a reminder of survival

    For San Francisco, a dress becomes a reminder of survival
    SAN FRANCISCO — For decades, the pre-dawn commemoration of the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 has featured dwindling survivors lined up on a stage at Lotta's Fountain, where those displaced by the April 18 temblor and fire once left messages for...
  • Bus crash: Impact threw some victims onto roadway, officials say

    Bus crash: Impact threw some victims onto roadway, officials say
    ORLAND, Calif. -- The National Transportation Safety Board said some of the victims killed in Thursday's Northern California tour bus crash were thrown from the coach when a FedEx truck slammed into it. The search for the cause of the crash continued as...
  • Candidate Shriver wants overhaul of L.A. County campaign finance laws

    Candidate Shriver wants overhaul of L.A. County campaign finance laws
    Bobby Shriver, the first Los Angeles County supervisorial contender in 18 years to opt out of voluntary campaign spending limits, is calling for a major overhaul of county election laws, including lifting fundraising restrictions on candidates who use...
  • Memorial today for Grossman Burn Center's founder at LAFD museum

    Memorial today for Grossman Burn Center's founder at LAFD museum
    A public memorial will be held Sunday morning for renowned plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. A. Richard Grossman, who pioneered the comprehensive care of burn patients in Sherman Oaks. The memorial will be held at 11am at Hollywood's Old Fire...
  • The boundaries of Boston Strong

     The boundaries of Boston Strong
    The 118th Boston Marathon, next week, will actually be the first of its kind — the first running of the iconic American foot race after two bombers killed three people, injured 263 (many horribly) and shook the nation a year ago Tuesday. A race...
  • The off side of Berlin

    The off side of Berlin
    BERLIN — My husband, Alan, and I were on our way from L.A. to Budapest, Hungary — our first trip to Eastern Europe. We had to change planes somewhere, and that somewhere happened to be Berlin, a frequent hub for travel to Northern and...
  • At Boston Marathon bombing site, all signs point to normality

    At Boston Marathon bombing site, all signs point to normality
    BOSTON — On an April morning a year after two bombs tore through the crowd at the Boston Marathon finish line, there's little sign that destruction once visited Boylston Street. Bleary-eyed students and hard-hatted construction workers wait at...
  • Renewal of federal tax breaks for homeowners facing bumpy road

    Renewal of federal tax breaks for homeowners facing bumpy road
    WASHINGTON — Renewal of important expired federal tax benefits for homeowners took a major step forward recently, but the route to final congressional approval is beginning to look longer — and potentially bumpier — than previously...