| Apr 4, 2014
| 2:30 PM
His birth certificate said Birmingham, Ala., but the man who called himself Sun Ra declared that he was from the planet Saturn. Miles Davis set the late 1950s standard for jazz couture with his Italian tailored suits, but Ra wore Africanized capes, tunics...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 12:21 PM
SAN DIEGO -- The Roman Catholic bishop of San Diego has suffered a stroke but remains "alert and in good spirits" in the hospital, the diocese announced Thursday.
Bishop Cirilo Flores suffered the stroke Wednesday afternoon while in his office at the...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The kids at Compton YouthBuild can be a tough audience. Many come from broken homes, flunked out of multiple schools, even spent time in jail.
By the last day of Black History Month, some at the alternative school — which looks boarded shut from...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 5:25 PM
The recent expulsions of 11 students from an Orange County high school because of a cheating scandal appeared to be a forceful stand against academic dishonesty. But that discipline also has focused attention on the murkier questions about whether, and...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Legendary cookbook writer Paula Wolfert has been diagnosed with an early form of Alzheimer’s disease, but in characteristic fashion, she’s not taking it passively. You can help her raise money for the Alzheimer’s Assn. -- and eat a lot...
| Feb 23, 2014
Re "A humane stance on dying kids," Opinion, Feb. 20
Unsettling decisions regarding a child's "right to die" and whether his or her life measures up anymore must be determined carefully. Members of a medical and psychosocial team, as well as the patient...
| Dec 16, 2013
There has been great consternation in recent days over the best way to select an interim school board member to complete the term of Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, who died this month. The two of us, both former school board members, believe that LaMotte'...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Santa Clara University, a Catholic institution in the Silicon Valley area, is dropping coverage for elective abortions under health insurance for its faculty and staff members, officials said.
The move is part of what seems to be a trend among...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 7:45 PM
A USC fraternity has been placed on probation after a student from another college was hurt during an event last week, prompting campus officials to strictly enforce a ban on weekday parties on the campus' Greek Row for the rest of the semester,...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 12:33 PM
With the last bag of laundry successfully removed from my parents' car, we took one more trip up the steps to my new dorm.
My father, mother and I silently looked around the room. It was getting late in the afternoon. I suggested they could stay a...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 4:32 PM
As Ted Boeke was told by his father, and as he tells it now, he had a baseball with him since he arrived.
“He brought me my first baseball the day I was born,” Boeke says of his father.
While Boeke’s dad bestowed his son with his first...