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  • Pakistan bombing is latest in wave of attacks on polio workers

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Six police officers providing security for a vaccination team, and a boy standing nearby, were killed when a bomb struck their vehicle Wednesday in the latest deadly attack on health workers and authorities trying to fight polio in...
  • La Cañada History: Students helped eliminate polio with fundraiser dance

    La Cañada History: Students helped eliminate polio with fundraiser dance
    Ten Years Ago The Community Scholarship Foundation of La Cañada Flintridge announced plans for its upcoming luncheon and auction event. The 2004 fundraiser, themed "A Classical Affair," was to feature Jorge Mester, then music director of the Pasadena...
  • A precarious time for Afghan women

    A precarious time for Afghan women
    Ghazalan Koofi loves her mother but not the life her mother has been compelled to live. The older woman, her face cloaked in a shawl, had an arranged marriage at age 11. She didn't go to school and spent her life raising seven children with little...
  • Pictures in the News | Nov. 25, 2013

     
    Monday's Pictures in the News begins in Indonesia, where Mount Sinabung spews volcanic ash into the air. Authorities raised the alert status for one of the country's most active volcanoes to the highest level after the mountain repeatedly sent hot...
  • The Week in Pictures | Nov. 25 – Dec. 1, 2013

     
    Each week Framework brings you the very best in visual journalism from around the world; this week is no exception. Southern California: Black Friday shoppers storm shopping malls and stores on a rainy day in the Southland in the annual post-...
  • Diane Keaton steps in for the eternally modest (or something!) Woody Allen

    "WHEN ONE is young, one should use a lot of mascara, and when one is old, one should use much, much more!" That was Dame Sybil Thorndike's advice to Marilyn Monroe in the delicious 1957 movie, "The Prince and the Showgirl." (Laurence Olivier was Monroe's...
  • Universal Pictures President's Family Leads March of Dimes Celebration

    Jimmy and Joi Horowitz were vacationing in Lake Tahoe when Joi went into labor three months prematurely. She was rushed by ambulance to Reno, where she gave birth to Jordan only 26 weeks into her 40-week term. "Three days into her hospital stay, (Joi)...
  • Syrian civil war heightens polio risk [Commentary]

    Syrian civil war heightens polio risk [Commentary]
    In 1951, my Great Uncle William Kirkpatrick, who had polio, became the first person to be injected with Jonas Salk's experimental polio vaccine. The vaccine would become Salk's gift to the world, but at the time it was untested and undergoing...
  • Actress Eleanor Parker, the Baroness in 'The Sound of Music,' Dies at 91

    Oscar-nominated actress Eleanor Parker, best known today for her role as the Baroness, the lady friend of Captain Von Trapp who loses out to Julie Andrews' Maria in 1966 film "The Sound of Music," died Monday morning due to complications from pneumonia at...
  • Remembering actress Eleanor Parker, who portrayed opera great Marjorie Lawrence

    Remembering actress Eleanor Parker, who portrayed opera great Marjorie Lawrence
    Another bright star of old Hollywood is gone. Eleanor Parker, who received three Academy Award nominations, including for her inspired portrayal of soprano Marjorie Lawrence in the 1955 film "Interrupted Melody," died Monday in Palm Springs. She was 91. ...
  • Five musical reasons to see Charlie Haden at REDCAT Tuesday

    Five musical reasons to see Charlie Haden at REDCAT Tuesday
    You can't talk about modern jazz without talking about Charlie Haden. The bassist who forged a woodsy backbone for groundbreaking recordings with Ornette Coleman and later went on to found the jazz program at CalArts, Haden has been in poor health since...