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  • 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 CaƱada 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...
  • Social media with a message

    ATLANTA 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...
  • The diaper taboo and the challenge of dignified dependence

    The diaper taboo and the challenge of dignified dependence
    Where can a larger person who wears diapers be changed in a dignified, safe manner in a public bathroom? It's a profound barrier — a kind of final frontier in the disability rights movement. One will search long and hard to find a public place...
  • Shakespeare dissed by Ira Glass

     Shakespeare dissed by Ira Glass
    If you are not an avid listener to National Public Radio, you may not know Ira Glass. He is the host of the Chicago-based NPR program "This American Life," a weekly hourlong anthology of true-life stories. Generally regarded as one of America's top...
  • WUCF-FM rearranges schedule, moves Alan Rock

    WUCF-FM rearranges schedule, moves Alan Rock
    UPDATED: WUCF-FM listeners will hear major changes, starting Wednesday. Alan Rock, who has worked the morning shift for 12 years, moves to the weekends. He will broadcast from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays and Sundays, starting this weekend. Weekdays are...
  • NPR veteran Ben Roe to be executive director of Heifetz Institute

    NPR veteran Ben Roe to be executive director of Heifetz Institute
    The Heifetz International Music Institute, a summer training program founded by violinist and Ellicott City resident Daniel Heifetz, has named public radio veteran Benjamin K. Roe executive director. The 18-year-old institute, which was based for a time...
  • First Look: Szechuan Impression, for another long line

    First Look: Szechuan Impression, for another long line
    If you have been following the Chinese-restaurant scene in the San Gabriel Valley in the last few years, you probably know about Chengdu Taste, the restaurant that showed California the world of Sichuan cuisine that lay beyond mapo tofu and twice-cooked...