| Sep 14, 2011
| 11:27 PM
"I wanted to talk to the animals like Dr. Dolittle."
And so she did.
Jane Goodall, whose love of animals first led her to the Kenya highlands in 1957. Who then went to work for famed scientist Louis Leakey. And soon after was introduced to the world...
| May 22, 2011
The Accidental Genius of Weasel High
Egmont: $9.99 paper, ages 12 and up
A 14-year-old's quest to become the next great director is stymied by his inability to get his hands on a camcorder in this graphic novel by the creator of the...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 11:31 AM
PASADENA, Calif. (KTLA) -- Dr. Jane Goodall was announced as the Grand Marshal for the 2013 Tournament of Roses Parade on Wednesday morning.
The British primatologist is considered the world's foremost expert on chimpanzees. She is also a world...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 6:53 PM
A 31-year-old Van Nuys man who led police on slow-speed pursuit into Glendale was released Wednesday after posting bond, officials said.
The man, Ambartsum Sarkisyan, was arrested on suspicion of assault with deadly weapon after he allegedly got in a...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 7:27 PM
If Tanzania's chimpanzees were to join millions of viewers around the world tuning into the 2013 Rose Parade, they would see their friend Jane Goodall as grand marshal, speaking on their behalf and for the betterment of the planet.
| Apr 26, 2012
| 12:41 PM
A brontosaurus made of cold steel and uncounted flowers will represent La Cañada Flintridge at the 124th Rose Parade on Jan. 1, 2013.
This week officials with the La Cañada Flintridge Rose Tournament Assn. unveiled the winning concept and a preliminary...
| Aug 8, 2008
"A bad penny always turns up" is a platitude that packs an unexpected existential punch, at least in the sardonic world of New York playwright Mac Wellman. In Wellman's Obie Award-winning short play, the titular "Bad Penny" opens a portal to the...
| Mar 16, 2009
Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson wants to help all meat eaters wake up from the dream of denial they are experiencing. He wants to prepare us for what he describes as a "transformative moment," when we look at the meat or animal product on our plate (fish, fowl,...
| Oct 11, 2009
Hope for Animals
and Their World
How Endangered Species
Are Being Rescued From the Brink
Grand Central: 378 pp., $27.99
Dancing With Cranes
and Other Ways to Start the Day
W.W. Norton: 240 pp., $23.95...
| Apr 27, 2010
Some chimpanzees seem to grieve similarly to humans in the face of a fellow chimp's death, two new studies have found, appearing to comfort the dying, experience trauma after death and have trouble letting go.
The research, published Monday in the...
| Mar 18, 2007
F. Clark Howell, the UC Berkeley anthropologist who altered the landscape of his discipline irrevocably by adding a broad spectrum of modern sciences to the traditional "stones and bones" approach of the past, died March 10 at his home in Berkeley....