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  • Patt Morrison Asks: Rosetta man Ahmed Zewail

    Patt Morrison Asks: Rosetta man Ahmed Zewail
    It's as if he has a superhero secret identity: On the Caltech campus, Ahmed Zewail is a mild-mannered Egyptian American professor of chemistry and physics who won the Nobel Prize for cracking the secrets of molecules with femtosecond spectroscopy (a...
  • Smartphoning campaign donations

    Smartphoning campaign donations
    Something strange is happening: a California state agency is developing an innovative, user-friendly idea that can be implemented easily and quickly. It's creative and, so far, non-controversial. And it can become a reality without the governor or...
  • University of California President Mark Yudof: The BMOC

    University of California President Mark Yudof: The BMOC
    Mark Yudof became president of the University of California in 2008. Some timing. Since then, the university has seen its state funding, which accounts for about 13% of its operating budget, cut again and again. Now Gov. Jerry Brown wants another $500...
  • In Costa Mesa, homelessness is where the heart isn't

    In Costa Mesa, homelessness is where the heart isn't
    Head west on 19th Street in Costa Mesa. First, you hit the monumentalist architecture of the 24-Hour Fitness club and Road Runner Sports. Then comes the more modest cash-for-gold outlet and a pawnshop. Finally, half-hidden behind a clutch of palm trees...
  • At 20, his experiences reach far beyond his years

    He's how old? Twenty, was the answer. And he's a violinist in the Los Angeles Philharmonic? Yes. He nailed his audition last spring at the age of 19, beating out hundreds of applicants who had far more experience. So went my conversation with the...
  • Downtown L.A. art that's less — and more — than it appears

    Downtown L.A. art that's less — and more — than it appears
    Four straight rows of four palm trees each stand on the northeast corner of 2nd and Spring streets downtown — a block from Los Angeles City Hall, right alongside LAPD headquarters. They're directly across from the newsroom. I stare out at them from...
  • Lessons from a disadvantaged children's charter school

    Lessons from a disadvantaged children's charter school
    It's not exactly where you might expect to find an example of public school success: The campus is in a former flower mart, across the street from the Greyhound station and a short walk from skid row in an industrial area of downtown Los Angeles....
  • Nathaniel Ayers plays the Foshay Learning Center

    Nathaniel Ayers plays the Foshay Learning Center
    I picked him up at 10:30 Monday morning. He was waiting on the sidewalk outside his apartment with a cello, a violin, a guitar, a trumpet, a walking stick and a backpack full of music. "Good morning, Mr. Ayers." "Good morning, Mr. Lopez." When...
  • An extraordinary family grew in Watts

    An extraordinary family grew in Watts
    Rodney and Renee Brooks live near 101st and Central Avenue in Watts, and it was in that house — a modest two-story, brown stucco cube — that they raised six extraordinary children. Jason is at Harvard, working on a PhD in education....
  • 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...
  • Daum: Which comes first, husband or career?

    Daum: Which comes first, husband or career?
    Maybe it's spring fever or maybe it's the centrifugal force from all that Sheryl Sandberg-led "leaning in," but it's been a big week for outrage about women and their place. On Friday, Princeton alumna and parent Susan A. Patton published a letter in...