| Nov 25, 2012
| 5:14 AM
It just may take a village to combat childhood obesity.
That's why institutions as diverse as Nemours Children's Hospital, Rollins College, Winter Park Health Foundation, "Sesame Street" and nearly two dozen local child-care centers have joined to...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 5:24 AM
LOS ANGELES -- California's two public university systems retreated from various tuition hikes as Gov. Jerry Brown suggested the moves would be ill-timed coming just a week after voters approved a tax increase for education.
California State University...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 9:20 AM
In 51 years, no concussions. Despite low-hanging pipes that loop across ceilings and snake down walls, work spaces with clearances barely 5 feet high, and a tight maze full of blind spots where customers could easily collide — the Seminary Co-op...
| Apr 23, 2011
For Ken Brecher to say that being the president of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles is the best job he's ever had -- well, that speaks volumes. Consider that he's run the Sundance Institute, the Boston Children's Museum and a major Philadelphia...
| Nov 8, 2011
Alan Mootnick, a self-taught primate specialist who rose to become a leading authority on gibbon biology and conservation, died Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles of complications following heart surgery, relatives said. He was 60.
| Jan 17, 2012
Elizabeth Brumfiel, a widely recognized scholar in the field of feminist archaeology who studied Aztec culture, examining not only the functional and economic significance of ancient relics but what scholars learned about changing gender roles and...
| Dec 5, 2010
C. SCOTT LITTLETON
at Occidental College
C. Scott Littleton 77, a longtime Occidental College anthropology professor and department chairman known for his studies of comparative Indo-European mythology and folklore, Arthurian...
| Nov 6, 2011
Katherine Siva Saubel, an elder of the Cahuilla Indian tribe of Southern California, once described herself as "just a voice in the wilderness all by myself." She meant that she had few people with whom she could speak the Cahuilla language or sing the...
| Sep 17, 2010
Walter Goldschmidt, an anthropologist and longtime UCLA professor whose studies ranged from California farmers to East African cultures, has died. He was 97.
Goldschmidt died Sept. 1 at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena after a short illness, said...
| Jun 23, 2010
Edwin S. Munger, a longtime geography professor at Caltech whose specialty was Africa and race relations on the continent, has died. He was 88.
Munger died June 15 of prostate cancer at his home in Pasadena, said his wife, Ann.
A visiting lecturer at...
| Jan 17, 2011
I have heard that Viagra is effective for altitude sickness. Is this true?
Viagra is best known as a treatment for erectile dysfunction. But there are reports that it has off-label uses in treating a number of other conditions, including pulmonary...