| Nov 15, 2013
| 11:56 AM
As many as 12,000 people in San Francisco are helping to make superhero dreams come true Friday for Batkid, age 5.
Miles has been fighting leukemia since he was 18 months old. "He likes to be a superhero," his mom told the local NBC affiliate -- and he...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 1:38 PM
After being spurned on its first try, biotech giant Amgen Inc. is said to be close to a $10.5-billion deal for cancer drug maker Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc.
In June, the Thousand Oaks company made an unsolicited offer of $120 a share for Onyx, which is...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 9:26 AM
With two years of experience at the state meet, St. Charles North runner Nathan Klair aims to make a final state run. The incoming senior helped the North Stars earn second place at sectionals last season, and posted a time of 15 minutes, 26 seconds at...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 7:02 PM
There's a great gulf between a childish imagination and a child's imagination.
The first gives birth to the pollutants that have turned our popular culture into a vast, unreclaimed brownfield, and it is almost exclusively a trait of grown-ups. I suppose...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Treatment refusal occurs in medical/surgical settings across the world every day: a child with leukemia resisting a painful bone-marrow biopsy, an elderly man with Alzheimer's fighting his medication, a woman awakening from a coma and demanding release....
| Jan 9, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"In Iraq, al-Qaeda launched an offensive to take control of two cities, Fallujah and Ramadi, that U.S. troops sacrificed heavily to clear of terrorists between 2004 and 2008."
And so the new year begins, with a heavy dose of same old, same old. This is...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Riverside police recovered a stolen puppy that was intended as a gift for a 7-year-old girl with leukemia, authorities said Wednesday.
The pug was supposed to be a Christmas present from a Riverside woman, who had heard about the child's plight,...
| Jan 12, 2014
The year is 1955. At a Friday night dance in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood, 14-year-old Art ("Sandy" to his friends) Frisch summoned the courage to ask 15-year-old Lois Statt to dance.
What followed was six years of group dates with their...
| 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...