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  • Love Ride rumbles into town Sunday

    Love Ride rumbles into town Sunday
    Don't be fooled by their leather jackets and roaring motorcycles — bikers have a lot of love to give. Bikers are often portrayed in films and TV as hoodlums or troublemakers, but Oliver Shokouh, owner of Harley-Davidson of Glendale, said he wants...
  • Autism Links In Newtown Case Unfounded

    Usually, at this time of year, I write my "Stanta" column, complete with a mug of me decked in a red Santa suit and hat — and giving good-natured, gift-giving jabs at some notable Nutmeggers. It's meant to end the year with a little merriment...
  • Wendell Garrett dies at 83; 'Antiques Roadshow' appraiser

    Wendell D. Garrett, a historian and authority on American decorative arts who was widely known for his appearances as an appraiser on the long-running PBS series "Antiques Roadshow," has died. He was 83. Garrett died Nov. 14 of natural causes at a...
  • Pooling resources to keep everyone safe in the water

    Pooling resources to keep everyone safe in the water
    Jerry Huang left his wheelchair at the side of the pool before gliding through more than 400 meters of water at this year's Coast 2 Coast Swim Challenge. From beginners to experts, people of all abilities swam laps to raise money for free swimming lessons...
  • Northwestern receives $12 million grant to aid research on aphasia

     Northwestern receives $12 million grant to aid research on aphasia
    More Americans suffer from aphasia — a brain disorder in which a person loses the ability to understand or express words — than Parkinson's disease or muscular dystrophy. But few in the public have heard of the disease. Thanks to a major...
  • Sickle-cell researcher also suffers from forgotten disease

    Sickle-cell researcher also suffers from forgotten disease
    The tall, lanky patient enters the room bent over and shuffling like a man twice his age. He climbs on a gurney and lies back, head throbbing. Then Carlton Haywood pulls out a bottle of Tums, relief-in-waiting for the nausea he fears will come. "You...
  • Arnfelt fortifies NU defensive line

    Arnfelt fortifies NU defensive line
    Brian Arnfelt should be on Northwestern's "good hands" team. Though a lineman's hands often are called paws, Arnfelt uses his digits to play the keyboard in his apartment. His affinity for piano comes from his mother, Cathy, who owns a music studio in...
  • It's only a game, until it isn't

    I guess it will happen at some point. A kid in Baltimore will come across a faded black-and-white picture, or notice all those blue #19 jerseys, and he won't quite believe it: "We had a football team before the Ravens?" Maybe it's already happened,...
  • Give her this day her daily date

    After a breakup with a film and television editor, I decided that 2012 would be about being proactive and pushing myself out of my comfort zone. I would attempt to go on 365 dates during a 12-month period — some of which would, I hoped, be amorous...
  • Jonathan Evison on hitting bottom and becoming a writer [video]

    Jonathan Evison on hitting bottom and becoming a writer [video]
    Bestselling novelist Jonathan Evison dropped by our video booth at the L.A. Times Festival of Books to talk with L.A. Times columnist Robin Abcarian about "The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving," his novel that has just been released in paperback.  The...
  • Doctors: Supreme Court BRCA gene patent ruling benefits patients

    When Dr. Wayne Grody heard that the Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Myriad Genetics could not patent two genes linked to breast cancer, the UCLA medical geneticist was minutes from giving a well-worn speech on the years-old case to a room full of...