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  • Expert to give talk on wild camellias

    The Pacific Camellia Society kicks off a new season of meetings at Descanso Gardens with Richard Schulhof, a former executive director of Descanso, as the featured speaker. The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 5. The public is invited;...
  • William Woestendiek dies at 90; former USC journalism school director

    William Woestendiek, an editor who led Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper investigations before ending his career as director of the USC school of journalism, died Friday at a Mesa, Ariz., nursing facility after a long illness, his family said. He was 90....
  • Testing for 'mortality': Why I measured my telomeres. Should you?

    The moment will come, we know, when we're whisked off life's stage. But when? It's a mystery that has haunted humans since the dawn of civilization. If it's soon, we can cancel that dental appointment, quit the job and take a dream vacation. If not, plan...
  • What will bachelor's degrees from community colleges be worth?

    What will bachelor's degrees from community colleges be worth?
    When 15 California community colleges received preliminary approval to offer four-year degrees recently, officials touted the move as a way to provide highly trained workers at a lower cost, especially for technical jobs in fields such as medicine and...
  • USC ranks 3rd in nation for fundraising, bested by Harvard and Stanford

    USC ranks 3rd in nation for fundraising, bested by Harvard and Stanford
    USC is once again ranked third among U.S. universities for its fundraising successes, according to a national survey being released Wednesday. USC was reported to have received nearly $732 million in gifts in 2014. The annual survey by the Council for...
  • Wolf nominates two for state Supreme Court

    Wolf nominates two for state Supreme Court
    Gov. Tom Wolf nominated Duquesne University law school Dean Ken Gormley and Centre County President Judge Thomas Kistler to fill vacancies left by the retirement of two state Supreme Court justices last year. Wolf said Wednesday the nominations were...
  • Jury's out on whether online dating creates longer-lasting matches

    Someone posed this question to me yesterday: Does online dating create more long-lasting relationships than the "real world" does? I pondered this for a second and decided to do some research. I found that there are many differing views. Since it is...
  • Mother's lessons lead Newport Harbor senior to Harvard

    Mother's lessons lead Newport Harbor senior to Harvard
    "I was a sponge mop and Windex baby," the college essay began. Over the next few paragraphs, the writer, Jose Avonce, a senior at Newport Harbor High School, described cleaning houses alongside his mother, a Mexican immigrant with a sixth-grade...
  • Apprentice School: More than learning a trade in Newport News

    Apprentice School: More than learning a trade in Newport News
    Sara Ruggles helps create the big picture at Newport News Shipbuilding. Thanks partly to her, top executives can see how nuclear-powered warships fit together. Not bad for someone who was waiting on tables a few years ago. It was May 2008 when...
  • Alternative school would tap into Allentown students' passions

    Alternative school would tap into Allentown students' passions
    In a North Philadelphia school that has captured the attention of Allentown educators, 14 ninth-graders sit at round tables, their eyes on the instructor who is holding a brain. "Who felt the brain last week?" asks Diana Huang, a Temple University...
  • The Focused Student: Helping teens learn, grow and succeed

    After years of teaching, I've come to the conclusion that — even here in La Caņada — most teenagers drive their parents a little crazy. I'm highly qualified to make this diagnosis, as I'm the father of two teens as well as the executive...