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RIVERDALE, Calif. — Last year, the federal government gave farmer Dan Errotabere half of the water it had awarded him the previous year to cultivate his 5,200 acres. But he still managed to reap a yield as much as 25% higher. "I've got to do...
WATERTOWN, Mass. -- An hour or two before, Deanna Finn hadn't anticipated she’d be ducking with her son in the bathroom of her Watertown home, listening to gunshots, her husband blocks away. The travel ban that had marooned area residents in their...
Residents of Boston and its nearby suburbs woke to find themselves in a virtual lockdown Friday as mass transit came to a halt, college campuses were closed and officials urged people to shutter their businesses and stay inside. “It is important...
Before the Kings hoisted their 2012 Stanley Cup banner to the rafters of Staples Center, the biggest decision they had was choosing a company to make it. Luc Robitaille, the team's president of business operations, said the club decided to go with New...
As an architectural model maker for Frank O. Gehry, Morgan MacLean learned how to turn a wad of paper into a replica of a building. Now, as a sculptor, he is tweaking that creative process. The artist, 34, lives and works in Highland Park, devoting...
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Dr. Charles Epstein, a UC San Francisco medical geneticist who studied Down syndrome and pioneered genetic counseling for families with affected children, but whose career was temporarily interrupted by a vicious 1993 attack by the notorious Unabomber,...
Sidney Harman, a philanthropist, polymath and pioneer in high-fidelity sound for homes and cars who tried to resuscitate an icon of American journalism when he bought Newsweek last year, has died. He was 92. Harman died Tuesday night in Washington, D.C.,...
Times Staff And Wire ReportsMeinhardt Raabe, who played the Munchkin coroner in "The Wizard of Oz" and proclaimed that the Wicked Witch of the East was "really most sincerely dead," has died. He was 94. Raabe died Friday morning at a hospital in Orange Park, Fla., after an apparent...
Sheldon J. Segal, who led the team that developed Norplant, Jadelle, Mirena and other long-lasting contraceptive agents that are used by more than 120 million women around the world and who promoted the idea that women did not have to have monthly...
Samuel M. Genensky, a former Rand Corp. mathematician and inventor whose near-blindness led him to help others cope with limited eyesight and become more self-sufficient, died June 26 at his Santa Monica home. He was 81. The cause was complications of...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterWhen George Howell told his hometown friends that, at age 24, he had decided to enlist in the Army despite the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, they tried to talk him out of it. His best friend, Derek Paris, remembers Howell as unshakable. "He just said,...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThird of three parts On a March visit to the United States from her adopted home in Thailand, antiquities scholar Roxanna Brown met her brother for lunch in Santa Monica. Roxanna was broke, Fred Brown recalled. She seemed nervous. For years, she'd...
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