| Feb 22, 2010
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has ordered state health and environmental agencies to continue to investigate a rash of birth defects that occurred in the small San Joaquin Valley town of Kettleman City.
Five of 20 babies born in Kettleman City over a 14-...
| Nov 21, 2010
When the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor hurled the United States into World War II on Dec. 7, 1941, the impact on William Hohri, then a sophomore at North Hollywood High School, was almost immediate.
That afternoon his immigrant father, a Methodist...
| Dec 1, 2010
Virginia Knight, a former first lady of California who moved into the governor's mansion in 1954 as the bride of Goodwin Knight and was an early proponent of turning the residence into a museum, has died. She was 92.
FOR THE RECORD:...
| Dec 20, 2010
Phil Cavarretta, who was the National League's most valuable player in 1945 when he led the Chicago Cubs to their last World Series appearance, died Saturday in Lilburn, Ga. He was 94.
Cavarretta died of complications from a stroke, his son, Phil...
| May 5, 2011
Dr. David Sencer, a prominent former federal health official whose career was tainted by controversy over a swine flu vaccination campaign in the 1970s, died Monday in an Atlanta hospital after a bout with pneumonia. He was 86.
Sencer was director of the...
| Feb 20, 2011
In 2011 we will not be celebrating a round-numbered anniversary pertaining to Anton Bruckner (1824-96). The music world will be busy feting Liszt (born 200 years ago) or Gustav Mahler (died 100 years ago).
Nevertheless, the schedules in Southern...
| Apr 17, 2009
According to House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio), the Department of Homeland Security has defamed veterans of the U.S. armed forces by concluding in an internal memo that some returning service members might be susceptible to the propaganda of...
| Apr 28, 2009
| 2:31 PM
My sister Elsa will marry in November, and the Mexican in me is peeved. The guy is fine: from the same state of Mexico (Zacatecas, in the central portion of the country) as we are, fully bilingual and bicultural like she is, with a steady job and straight...
| Dec 13, 2009
| 4:32 AM
âOh, Man!â by Clare Briggs. Unfortunately, Google maps street view is a little broken at the moment. The area of the Red International Book Shop, 508 S. Maple, is here. Dec. 13, 1919: The Times publishes three stories about arrests involving...
| May 31, 2009
Kenneth Kahn, a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who had a side career as a briefcase-toting comic in a double-breasted suit who irreverently poked fun at the legal system, has died. He was 66.
Kahn, a Santa Monica resident, died Wednesday in a...
| Apr 6, 2008
There are lots of novels about what happens on the baseball diamond, and lots more with baseball as the background to drama off the field. Mike Lupica's particular genius, though, is for getting on the page how sports are not just the games guys play, but...