| Aug 22, 2014
| 5:16 PM
Medical records and other data may have been compromised for at least 500 patients at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, the hospital said Friday, after an employee's laptop computer was stolen.
The laptop's hard drive may have had some...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 11:33 AM
Former rap impresario Marion "Suge" Knight, founder of Death Row Records, and two others were shot early Sunday inside a packed West Hollywood nightclub at a pre-awards party hosted by singer Chris Brown.
Gunfire erupted inside the cavernous 1 OAK...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 9:03 AM
The unsinkable Debbie Reynolds will receive the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award in January.
The union saluted Reynolds, 82, as "actor, singer, dancer, author, champion for the preservation of the artifacts of film history and for the...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Veteran business affairs executive Donald I. Mirisch, who senior executive positions at Fox Studios, Universal Studios, Embassy Home Entertainment, Hanna-Barbera Productions and MGM over the course of his career, died of brain cancer at his home on July...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 2:34 PM
Three U.S. surgeons general have played the biggest roles in alerting the public to the dangers of tobacco.
In 1964, Dr. Luther Terry issued the first Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health, irrefutably linking smoking with lung disease and...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 1:28 PM
Buddhist teacher Joshu Sasaki Roshi, a leading figure in Zen Buddhism in America whose legacy was later complicated by allegations of sexual abuse, has died. He was 107.
Roshi died Sunday afternoon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, said Gento Steve...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 10:12 PM
When an obscure Japanese monk arrived in Los Angeles 52 years ago, he carried little more than a spare robe, a Japanese-English dictionary and an invitation to teach Zen.
But the trappings of his life would not always be so simple. At centers he...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Taking aim at HMO giant Kaiser Permanente, insurer Anthem Blue Cross is joining forces with several big-name hospitals and their doctors to create an unusual health plan option for employers in Southern California.
The joint venture being announced...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 10:04 PM
Donald Sterling remains holed up in his Beverly Hills mansion, ostracized by many, banned by the NBA and yet quietly pleased that his Los Angeles Clippers last week fetched a record sales price of $2 billion.
Sterling believes that if he had conducted...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 3:25 PM
A woman who leaped off a high-rise tower in Beverly Hills early Wednesday has died, a city official said.
Beverly Hills police received a call about a woman on the roof of a 15-story building at 414 N. Camden Drive about 7 a.m., city spokeswoman Therese...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 8:07 PM
It may be no surprise to snifflers stuck in doctor's office waiting rooms: The 2013-2014 influenza season appears to be picking up steam earlier than most flu seasons.
On Friday, state and Los Angeles County health officials reported "sharp increases"...