| Nov 3, 2011
James Van Doren and his older brother Paul had only sample sneakers to offer when they opened their first store, in Anaheim, in 1966. They took a dozen orders in the morning and delivered custom canvas deck shoes, made in their adjacent factory, in the...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 6:06 PM
Portraying himself as a frugal turnaround expert who helped launch the Staples office supply chain, Mitt Romney told a New Hampshire audience Thursday night that he was uniquely qualified to whittle down the nation’s budget deficit and improve...
| Nov 6, 2011
Bernard G. Sarnat
Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, research scientist
Dr. Bernard G. Sarnat, 99, a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon and research scientist who advanced the study of facial deformities, died of respiratory failure Oct. 21 in Los Angeles, his...
| Sep 4, 2011
THE BEST WAY TO BOSTON
From LAX, American, United, JetBlue and Virgin America offer nonstop service to Boston. American and Southwest offer direct service (stop, no change of plane), and AirTran, United, Southwest, American, US Airways, Continental,...
| Nov 27, 2011
Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu
Nigerian secessionist leader in '60s
Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, 78, a millionaire's son who led Nigeria's breakaway republic of Biafra during the country's civil war that left 1 million dead, died Saturday in a London...
| Oct 17, 2011
These days, some surgeons have four arms and are made of metal and plastic.
Use of a robotic assistant called the Da Vinci Surgical System has quadrupled in the last four years, and the machine now helps with incisions and sutures in 2,000 hospitals...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 1:40 PM
Elizabeth Warren, the consumer advocate-turned-Massachusetts Senate candidate, is fighting back after a new ad from an independent group founded by Karl Rove accuses her of being too close to big business.
Warren has emerged as an early target of Rove'...
| Dec 30, 2011
Julia Sampson Hayward
Champion tennis player in 1950s
Julia Sampson Hayward, 77, a champion tennis player who won the women's doubles and mixed doubles titles at the 1953 Australian Open, died Tuesday at her home in Newport Beach of complications from a...
| Jan 8, 2012
The quietest room in Hollywood may be the office where John Williams composes. In a bungalow on the Universal Studios lot, steps from the production company of his most frequent collaborator, director Steven Spielberg, Williams works alone at a 90-year-...
| Jul 24, 2011
Dr. W. Grant Stevens calls it his fire and ice room. Stocked with lasers, skin-tightening devices, fat-zapping machines and, on a recent Wednesday, a 65-year-old woman named Helen, the brightly lighted corner of the Marina del Rey medical facility is a...
| Jan 29, 2012
States and many U.S. territories have tourism offices to help visitors. When requesting travel literature, be as specific as possible.
Alabama: Alabama Tourism Department, 401 Adams Ave., Suite 126, P.O. Box 4927, Montgomery, AL 36103; (800) 252-2262...