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  • Reading Ferguson: books on race, police, protest and U.S. history

    Reading Ferguson: books on race, police, protest and U.S. history
    Nearly a half century before Michael Brown and Officer Darren Wilson crossed paths on a street in Ferguson, Mo., a 21-year-old man named Marquette Frye was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol, just outside of Watts. Both incidents unfolded on...
  • Universal Studios Hollywood unveils Halloween Horror Nights 2014 mazes

    Universal Studios Hollywood unveils Halloween Horror Nights 2014 mazes
    Year in and year out, Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood is the best haunted theme park event in Southern California and quite possibly the country. For that reason, I hold Universal Studios to a higher standard when the movie...
  • Robin Williams' suicide focuses attention on Parkinson's, depression

    Robin Williams' suicide focuses attention on Parkinson's, depression
    The death of Robin Williams has focused new attention on Parkinson's disease. Williams, who was found dead from an apparent suicide Monday, was suffering from the "early stages" of Parkinson's disease, his widow, Susan Schneider, said in a statement...
  • On non-readers

    On non-readers
    One of our universities recently made a survey of the reading habits of the American public; it decided that forty-eight percent of all Americans read, during a year, no book at all. I picture to myself that reader — non-reader, rather; one man...
  • When a family member commits suicide

    When a family member commits suicide
    I didn't know Robin Williams personally, but learning of his suicide opened an old wound. In 1975, when I was 21 and my mother was 51, she took her life. She started her car in an enclosed garage and died of carbon monoxide poisoning. In the United...
  • Friday's TV Highlights: 'At Middleton' on Starz

    Friday's TV Highlights: 'At Middleton' on Starz
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Aug. 3 - 9, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES Cold Justice The season finale Kelly Siegler...
  • Robin Williams' widow says actor was sober, had Parkinson's at death

    Robin Williams' widow says actor was sober, had Parkinson's at death
    Actor and comedian Robin Williams, who was found dead from an apparent suicide Monday at age 63, was suffering from the "early stages" of Parkinson's disease, his widow, Susan Schneider, said in a statement Thursday. The actor, who battled drug and...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Getting a charge out of changing cars... and times

    It was zero-dark-hundred, a typical La Caņada Saturday morning. I was lost in the fifth edit of the Great American Novel when I happened to glance toward Gould Avenue. Three strange vehicles silently pulled up to the curb. Was this a sign of the...
  • Nickel Creek is back together and back on the road

    Nickel Creek is back together and back on the road
    It is not often that you see a band celebrate its 25th anniversary before any of the musicians reach their 40th birthdays. But then, the acoustic trio Nickel Creek is not your ordinary band. Sean Watkins was 12 years old and Chris Thile was 8 when...
  • LAUSD opens doors to young Central American immigrants

    LAUSD opens doors to young Central American immigrants
    At the low-slung bungalow west of downtown, a youngster screams from a vaccination and a nurse records the height and weight of an older boy. Academic counselors stand by, because it is here that many children who recently crossed the southern border...
  • #Iftheygunnedmedown: Social media with a message

    #Iftheygunnedmedown: Social media with a message
    In the newfound arena of social media as activism, few hashtags have generated as much buzz as "IfTheyGunnedMeDown," which has been circulating around Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Still, the trending hashtag was several hours old before Alexis...