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  • What You Eat Forms Kids' Habits

    What You Eat Forms Kids' Habits
    Parents play a key role in shaping young eating habits and attitudes about food, nutritionists say. But, too often, they're sending mixed signals. There's the mom who demands that her kids eat breakfast, then skips the meal herself. There's the dad who...
  • Packing up college kids for the big move

    Packing up college kids for the big move
    There are many lists of freshman dorm necessities floating around on the Internet, but one list making the rounds among parents on L.A.'s Westside is especially thorough. It's an Excel spreadsheet that usually lands in in-boxes with a disclaimer from...
  • PASSINGS

    V.P. Singh Ex-prime minister of India V.P. Singh, 77, whose brief tenure as prime minister of India was remembered for his controversial policy of reserving a larger share of jobs for the country's disadvantaged castes, died Thursday of cancer and...
  • Ruth Greenberg dies at 93; artist ran Tidepool Gallery in Malibu

    Ruth Greenberg, a sculptor and basket weaver who for more than two decades ran Malibu's Tidepool Gallery, a veritable museum devoted to shells and other ocean artifacts, has died. She was 93. Greenberg died Oct. 18 of complications related to old age...
  • Dave Arneson dies at 61; co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons

    Dave Arneson, one of the co-creators of the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy game and a pioneer of role-playing entertainment, died after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 61. Arneson's daughter, Malia Weinhagen of Maplewood, Minn., said her father died...
  • John Barry dies at 84; former executive made WD-40 a household name

    John Barry, the unpretentious Midwesterner who made a San Diego product called WD-40 into a national sensation by "breaking all the Harvard Business School rules," died July 3 at a skilled nursing facility in La Jolla of pulmonary fibrosis. He was 84....
  • Dr. John Visher dies at 88; psychiatrist co-founded stepfamilies group

    Dr. John Visher, a California psychiatrist whose struggle with remarriage issues led him to co-found a national organization to advocate for stepfamilies, died April 17 at his home in the Bay Area city of Walnut Creek. He was 88. Visher had pancreatic...
  • PASSINGS: Kitty White, Erich Kunzel, William Marvin

    Kitty White Vocalist sang with Elvis Kitty White, 86, a versatile vocalist who sang "Crawfish" with Elvis Presley in the 1958 film "King Creole," died of complications from a stroke Aug. 11 at Palm Springs Health Care Center, her family said. Known for...
  • Norman Katkov dies at 91; scriptwriter and novelist

    Norman Katkov dies at 91; scriptwriter and novelist
    Norman Katkov, a writer who started his long career crafting articles for newspapers and magazines and moved on to television scripts and novels, died Sept. 13 at his Los Angeles home of age-related causes, his son Richard said. He was 91. "A Cardinal...
  • Ralph McInerny dies at 80; Notre Dame scholar wrote Father Dowling novels

    Ralph McInerny dies at 80; Notre Dame scholar wrote Father Dowling novels
    Ralph McInerny, a longtime professor of philosophy and medieval studies at the University of Notre Dame who also was a popular mystery writer best known for his Father Dowling series of novels, has died. He was 80. McInerny died Jan. 29 at Our Lady of...
  • Fiber: Soluble, Insoluble and Beyond

    Fiber: Soluble, Insoluble and Beyond
    Hear the word fiber and you probably think of bran cereal. And you probably have the vague sense that you should be eating more of it. So maybe you've purchased packaged foods--not just cold cereal but also breakfast bars, drink mixes, and yogurt--touting...