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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Getting a charge out of changing cars... and times

    It was zero-dark-hundred, a typical La Cañada 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' has an identity crisis, reviews say

    The "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" franchise has always been something of a tonal grab bag. Its heroes, after all, are at once adolescents, outcasts, warriors and, uh, reptiles. That's a lot to balance, and according to the latest movie reviews, the new...
  • Musikfest reaches new heights with Aerial Mind

    Dangling upside down in the air on a trapeze or silks, you become at one with yourself — at least that's what Christine Gorigoitia hopes happens through Aerial Mind, the company she began to foster her passion for bringing the body and mind...
  • Jae Sinnett says his new jazz CD will be his last

    Jae Sinnett says his new jazz CD will be his last
    Jae Sinnett, the 58-year-old drummer, composer and radio personality from Chesapeake, recently released his new CD "Subject to Change," his 12th full-length jazz recording. As usual, he is joined on the record by his Jae Sinnett Trio: bassist Terry...