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  • Fiction

    The Glass Ocean Lori Baker Penguin Press, $25.95 A willful red-haired Victorian woman pieces together the elliptical stories of her parents' sea-focused lives; for her debut novel, Lori Baker scored a blurb from Thomas Pynchon. (August) -----------...
  • Glendale college softball's Dave "Hawk" Wilder dies at 70

    Glendale college softball's Dave "Hawk" Wilder dies at 70
    Dave “Hawk” Wilder, who coached the Glendale Community College softball team the past 13 seasons, died Sunday at his home in Northridge. He was 70. Glendale college assistant softball coach Sal Pizzo confirmed Wilder’s death Monday....
  • Doctors' words can influence whether parents vaccinate kids

    Doctors' words can influence whether parents vaccinate kids
    Pediatricians who presume their patients will get vaccinations are more likely to have parents choose the shots for their babies, and the doctors who pushed their recommendations often got resistant parents to change their minds, researchers said. The...
  • U.N.: More than 9 million Syrians in dire need as winter approaches

    BEIRUT — The humanitarian crisis inside Syria is escalating rapidly with more than 9 million people — about 40% of the population — in dire need as winter approaches and agencies find it increasingly difficult to deliver aid inside the...
  • An immortal contribution

    Henrietta Lacks was an African-American mother of five living in Baltimore County's Turner Station when she died, unheralded, of cervical cancer at the age of 31. Yet the malignant cells that killed her, which were taken from a cervical tissue sample...
  • Vaccine debate: The conspiracy theorists vs. reality

    Vaccine debate: The conspiracy theorists vs. reality
    Fewer parents are vaccinating their children, but still sending them off to school, warns physician and professor Nina Shapiro in our Opinion pages. In it, she argues for "unvaccinated-free zones" to protect all children from disease. “The law...
  • Dr. Jerel Katz, surgeon

    Dr. Jerel Katz, surgeon
    Dr. Jerel Katz, who overcame a childhood bout with polio and went on to have a 40-year career as a general surgeon, died Aug. 5 of kidney failure at Riderwood Village, a Silver Spring senior living community. The former longtime Pikesville resident...
  • Bob Filner, just the latest rotten San Diego mayor

    Bob Filner may be the latest San Diego mayor to tarnish the city's image, but he is by no means the first. In fact, his offensive and sophomoric amorous adventures don't even put him at the top of the list of San Diego mayors who have failed their...
  • Ina Pinkney retiring after 33 years, closing Ina's

    Ina Pinkney retiring after 33 years, closing Ina's
    Corporations have exit interviews; chefs never have an exit interview," says Ina Pinkney. "So this is really something for me." Pinkney, aka The Breakfast Queen, creator of Heavenly Hots, Chocolate Blobs and other signature dishes, is hanging up her...
  • On the Town: Rotary honors Jack O'Neill

    On the Town: Rotary honors Jack O'Neill
    Just the mention of the numerals that make up this infamous day will forever conjure deep pain, sadness and anger in Americans. And yet, while the horrors of that fateful day 12 years ago are so indelibly seared into our consciences, as the years have...
  • CDC reports on U.S. vaccination rates, recent measles outbreaks

    CDC reports on U.S. vaccination rates, recent measles outbreaks
    Overall, young children in the U.S. maintained high vaccination rates in 2012, officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. But researchers also said there were 159 reported cases of measles between Jan. 1 and Aug....