| Feb 15, 2014
| 1:58 PM
A West Side man accused of repeatedly sexually abusing one of his girlfriend’s family members was ordered held on $1 million bail Saturday.
Prosecutors said David Quinn, 45, sexually assaulted the girl on several occasions since September 2011....
| Feb 20, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The problem with turning a romantic comedy movie into a TV show is the inability to have a climax, figuratively or otherwise. Beyond that disclaimer, "About a Boy" is an utterly charming pilot, and almost certainly the most endearing half-hour NBC has...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 10:00 PM
When he first launched the Kickstarter campaign for his documentary film, Brett Culp could have hardly imagined the response he'd receive. The director of "Legends of the Knight" -- described as "a documentary film exploring the power of heroic stories &...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 2:51 PM
Two local philanthropists donated $5 million to UC Irvine to establish a clinical trial center for cancer research.
The money establishes the Sue and Ralph Stern Center for Cancer Clinical Trials and Research at the Choa Family Comprehensive Cancer...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 4:34 PM
Mary McElroy gave 22 years to the Baltimore City Fire Department as a firefighter-paramedic. The job, she says, gave her breast cancer.
The state Workers' Compensation Commission agreed, issuing an order last fall that requires the city to cover any...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 5:17 PM
Student athletes at Elmhurst College found a skilled, professional trainer who helped them reach their full athletic potential in Matt Passalaqua. They also found a friend and confidante.
Mr. Passalaqua learned in December that he had leukemia. He...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 11:33 PM
The latest member of the Blast made a lasting impression on his new teammates at practice Wednesday.
Less than four minutes into the team's scrimmage, parked on the left side of the field at Northeast Regional Recreation Center, he aimed a shot to the...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Media and entertainment industry attorney Donald Engel died Wednesday in Redwood City, Calif. following a long battle with leukemia. He was 84 years old.
Engel's famous clients include Olivia Newton John and Donna Summer, for whom he won major victories,...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 9:25 PM
Many in the stand-up paddling community are coming together to raise money for Raelyn Beckler, a 4-year-old who was diagnosed with leukemia two years ago.
Beckler was featured in my column about a year ago as many friends raised money for her at a Super...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 6:56 AM
Philanthropists have rescued San Francisco from a $105,000 tab the city incurred in November when it turned itself into Gotham City for "Batkid," a 5-year-old leukemia patient who stole hearts and captivated the nation as he hopped around the city in...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Award winning motion picture and television producer Paul Pompian, best known for films including "The Watcher," "Swimming Upstream," "Waste Land," Truman Capote's "Children on Their Birthdays," "Resurrection," "The Stepford Children," "Time Served,"...