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  • Vegging out on the deck

    Vegging out on the deck
    My gardening has gone to pot, literally. (No, I'm not growing weed.) I'm growing my veggies -- ALL my home-grown veggies -- in containers on the deck behind my kitchen. Early in my gardening career, I planted veggies in the ground and flowers in pots....
  • Good Health Equals Better Grades

    Good Health Equals Better Grades
    MINNEAPOLIS - Quit smoking. Turn off the computer. Go to bed. It could improve your grades. Of course, parents have always known that. Now, in the first study of its kind, researchers at the University of Minnesota have proved it. They matched grade...
  • 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...
  • Remembering John Wooden: Simple principles, such as honor and family, were his guides

    Remembering John Wooden: Simple principles, such as honor and family, were his guides
    The beloved man everyone called Coach was not an indigenous species in this capital of flummery and celebrity. Like many Californians, John Wooden was an immigrant from the plains of the Midwest. But he had arrived from Indiana at the age of 37 with...