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  • FDA approves new ovarian cancer drug

    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...
  • Ann Marcus dies at 93; TV writer co-created 'Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman'

    Ann Marcus dies at 93; TV writer co-created 'Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman'
    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...
  • Man shot and killed by police in Hollywood had knife, officers say

    Man shot and killed by police in Hollywood had knife, officers say
    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...
  • Hit-and-runs between cars and bikes on the rise in L.A.

    Hit-and-runs between cars and bikes on the rise in L.A.
    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. As...
  • Cycling cancer patient rides determination during clinical trial

    Cycling cancer patient rides determination during clinical trial
    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...
  • If pregnant travelers do their research, there's no need to eclipse a babymoon

    If pregnant travelers do their research, there's no need to eclipse a babymoon
    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,...
  • Developer David Wilstein has made his mark on Los Angeles

    Developer David Wilstein has made his mark on Los Angeles
    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...
  • Elizabeth Peña dies at 55; actress in 'The Incredibles,' 'La Bamba'

    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...
  • Police arrest man in connection with violent Griffith Park attack

    Police arrest man in connection with violent Griffith Park attack
    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...
  • Hiker airlifted out of Griffith Park after assault

    Hiker airlifted out of Griffith Park after assault
    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...
  • Lakers reel from latest blow, as Julius Randle has surgery on broken leg

    Lakers reel from latest blow, as Julius Randle has surgery on broken leg
    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...