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  • Nemours, Rollins team to fight childhood obesity

    Nemours, Rollins team to fight childhood obesity
    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...
  • Cal State, UC Back Off Tuition Hikes After Prop. 30 Win

    Cal State, UC Back Off Tuition Hikes After Prop. 30 Win
    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...
  • Moving up and out

    Moving up and out
    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...
  • Book smart: Ken Brecher

    Book smart: Ken Brecher
    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...
  • Alan Mootnick dies at 60; gibbon expert and conservationist

    Alan Mootnick dies at 60; gibbon expert and conservationist
    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. A...
  • Elizabeth Brumfiel dies at 66; feminist archaeologist

    Elizabeth Brumfiel dies at 66; feminist archaeologist
    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...
  • PASSINGS: C. Scott Littleton, Robert H. Grant

    PASSINGS: C. Scott Littleton, Robert H. Grant
    C. SCOTT LITTLETON Anthropology professor 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...
  • Katherine Siva Saubel, preserver of Cahuilla culture, dies at 91

    Katherine Siva Saubel, preserver of Cahuilla culture, dies at 91
    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...
  • Walter Goldschmidt dies at 97; longtime UCLA anthropology professor

    Walter Goldschmidt dies at 97; longtime UCLA anthropology professor
    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...
  • Edwin S. Munger dies at 88; longtime Caltech geography professor and Africa expert

    Edwin S. Munger dies at 88; longtime Caltech geography professor and Africa expert
    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...
  • Viagra can help with altitude sickness, report says

    Viagra can help with altitude sickness, report says
    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...