Column | Mar 11, 2013 | 10:10 PM
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Column | Mar 24, 2012Only his number is retired — 33, in the Lakers' purple and gold that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wore to glory on the basketball court. The rest of him is still working away, most recently on his latest book. At UCLA, in blue and gold, Abdul-Jabbar was a standout, an All American and player of the year — and a history major, which has served him well in his literary career. Some of his books have made it to the bestseller list, and this one, "What Color Is My World? The Lost History of African-American Inventors," is a children's volume with adult appeal. But in the midst of March Madness, he's still watching the game he mastered, though two of his favorites are already out: Lehigh and Long Beach.
Story | Mar 6, 2012 | 4:36 PM
Research shows that transitional kindergarten results in greater academic achievement, higher graduation rates and better jobs, and saves schools money by reducing the number of students entering special education or having to be held back a grade.
Story | Dec 9, 2010 | 9:32 PM
All recipes that appear in the L.A. Times' weekly Food section are tested and perfected in our Test Kitchen before they're deemed fit to print. (That means you don't have to worry about a trial run before serving one of...
Story | Mar 2, 2010 | 4:33 PM
About 100 students staged a peaceful sit-in at Carver Middle School on Tuesday to protest the school falling under the jurisdiction of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. The protest came one week after the L.A. Board of Education voted to...