| Dec 19, 2014
| 5:16 PM
Opening a new chapter in the use of genomic science to fight cancer, the Food & Drug Administration on Friday approved olaparib, a medication for advanced ovarian cancer associated with a defective BRCA gene.
The new drug, to be marketed under the...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 5:21 PM
Emmy Award-winning writer Ann Marcus, who worked on classic soap operas and co-created the "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman" spoof of them, died Wednesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She was 93.
She had been battling several age-related...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 12:07 PM
The man shot and killed by police Friday night at a crowded intersection in Hollywood was carrying a 3- to 4-inch folding knife, authorities said.
Officers opened fire at the man at Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue about 7 p.m. while responding...
| Nov 29, 2014
Paul Livingston pressed his left arm to the pavement of Santa Monica Boulevard and slowly dragged his mangled body out of the street and onto the curb.
A car had just slammed into him at a red light in Beverly Hills, throwing him from his bike.
| Nov 19, 2014
| 12:58 PM
Even trivial movements made him tired. That's the cost Michael Myers' hormone-deprivation therapy exacted, to say nothing of the frequent blasts of radiation leveled at his prostate cancer.
He prayed that the latest round, which ended in July, would...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 1:37 PM
Of the many trends invented by the travel industry to pry dollars from our wallets — hello, staycation! — one of the most popular in recent years has been the "babymoon."
Unlike a honeymoon, which, of course, happens just after the wedding,...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The gig: David Wilstein, 86, is founder and president of Realtech Construction Co., one of Los Angeles' oldest and largest commercial real estate development firms. Since its founding in 1976, he has overseen more than 100 projects, including high-rise...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 9:15 PM
Elizabeth Peña, the husky-voiced, Cuban American character actress who brought grit and sensuality to her portrayals, including her breakout role as a revolution-minded maid in the Paul Mazursky satire "Down and Out in Beverly Hills" and a battered wife...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 6:29 AM
Los Angeles police have made an arrest in connection with a violent attack Monday in Griffith Park that left a person in critical condition, officials said.
The suspect -- who police did not immediately identify -- was arrested about 7:30 p.m. Monday by...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 4:46 PM
A man was airlifted out of Griffith Park on Monday after he was assaulted and critically injured while hiking on a trail, authorities said.
A helicopter lifted the man out of an area near the 2200 block of Fern Dell Drive and took him to Cedars-Sinai...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 9:11 PM
The Lakers were still trying to figure out their season two days into it.
They had already seen the curveball, Steve Nash sidelined the whole season, but then came the fastball — Julius Randle, their prized rookie, was expected to miss the rest of...