| Dec 4, 2013
| 7:52 AM
UC Santa Barbara students say a fourth case of meningitis confirmed on campus has left them feeling unsettled and paranoid.
Four undergraduate students, three male and one female, became infected last month. Two of the students have recovered and are...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 7:58 PM
Computer pioneer Willis Ware saw the future, and it worried him.
In 1966, Ware, who worked as an engineer at Rand Corp., foresaw not only the omnipresence of personal computers, but also social networks like Twitter and Facebook.
"The computer will...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Health officials at UC Santa Barbara are on high alert after two students were recently diagnosed with the disease that causes meningitis.
The students have been isolated and are receiving medical treatment, according to the Santa Barbara County...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 8:48 PM
Acclaimed translator of
prominent Italian writers
William Weaver, 90, one of the world's most honored and widely read translators, who helped introduce English-language readers to the works of Umberto Eco, Italo Calvino and many other...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 7:39 PM
La Crescenta resident Winston Story has collected more than 40 signatures from fellow parents for a petition against Glendale Unified’s use of Wi-Fi in classrooms over concerns that radio waves emitted by wireless Internet routers could pose...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 7:58 PM
La Crescenta parent Winston Story has collected more than 40 signatures from fellow parents protesting Glendale Unified’s use of Wi-Fi in classrooms, saying radio waves emitted by wireless Internet routers could pose health risks.
The father of...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 12:14 PM
Robert R. Bowie, a lawyer who established what is now the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, died Nov. 2 of respiratory failure at Blakehurst Retirement Community in Towson. He was 104.
The son of Clarence Keating Bowie,...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 7:09 PM
When Clifford Nass moved to a Stanford University freshman residence hall as a "dorm dad" in 2007, he wasn't quite prepared for college life in the 21st century. Even as a professor who for decades had studied the interaction of humans and computers, he...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 10:38 AM
This post was updated with correct information.
The ballot for the Nov. 5 La Cańada Unified school board election is crowded: Eight candidates are vying for three open seats, with some of the candidates choosing to run their campaigns on shoestring...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 3:18 PM
Sen. Ted Cruz was in Iowa last weekend to hunt pheasant and activists. He found both.
He didn't fire into anyone's face (Dick Cheney), wear freshly pressed camouflage (John Kerry) or boast of shooting varmints (Mitt Romney). He had his own shotgun...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 2:31 PM
In the summer of 2008, When Leora Friedman was 15 and her sister Ariela was 19, the sisters led a song-writing workshop for patients and families of the Hackerman-Patz House, a Baltimore residence for children receiving limb-lengthening surgery at Sinai...