| May 21, 2011
Nathaniel Davis, a longtime diplomat who was the American ambassador to Chile when President Salvador Allende was deposed in a bloody coup, died of cancer Monday in Claremont. He was 86.
His death was announced by Claremont's Harvey Mudd College, where...
| Apr 5, 2011
Edwin Gaustad, a retired UC Riverside history and religious studies professor who was a preeminent scholar on the separation of church and state, and who did groundbreaking work mapping the nation's religious landscape, has died. He was 87.
| Jul 13, 2011
| 11:46 AM
Wife, mother of L.A.-area politicians
Ramona Hahn, 86, widow of the late county Supervisor Kenneth Hahn and mother of both former Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn and City Councilwoman Janice Hahn, died Monday, her children announced. She was...
| Jan 23, 2012
During a six-decade career, Joe Paterno transformed sleepy Penn State University into a national football power, creating a legacy that no one thought could be beaten — or tarnished.
But the Ivy League-educated coach who demanded that his players...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 5:28 PM
Born in Gulf Breeze, Fla., and living in New York City, singer-actress Ashley Brown originated the title role of "Mary Poppins" on Broadway. She reprised the role in the national tour, receiving the 2010 Garland Award for that performance. Her...
| Feb 5, 2012
| 2:06 PM
Why make your own energy bars? First, you'll trim a few dollars off your monthly food bill. Second, your homemade bars will be far better workout fuel than commercial bars made with preservatives and artificial sweeteners. Besides, making these snack bars...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 9:25 AM
The State of Illinois' new incentive program for out-of-town tryouts for Broadway shows has been attracting attention in Toronto, a city that competes aggressively with Chicago for such productions. The Toronto Globe and Mail reported last week that there...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 7:40 AM
If you've never heard the term "TMI," you'll know exactly what it means by the time you've finished reading Iris Bahr's new book. But, in between her giving you too much information, there's a good amount of hysterical incidents that will make you look...
| Feb 14, 2011
The average man produces hundreds of billions of sperm cells in his lifetime. Only a minuscule fraction of those little guys ever manage to swim far enough and fast enough to fertilize an egg. Successful sperm must be strong. It stands to reason then that...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 11:50 AM
Some good news on the weight-loss front. Even if you've been a total flop before — regaining all the weight you lost and 10 pounds on top of that — you can be a dieting success.
"There's hope for all those people who have tried to lose weight...
| Dec 15, 2010
The offenders convicted in Cook County of stranger child abduction since 2000 ranged from a gang member to a Sunday school teacher, and included a migrant blueberry picker, a forklift operator, a roofer, a city Streets and Sanitation employee, a...