| May 17, 2013
| 8:57 PM
After months of controversy, the owner of St. John's Health Center said it plans to sell the landmark Santa Monica hospital to Catholic chain Providence Health & Services.
The hospital has been at the center of an intense competition that featured...
| May 24, 2013
| 6:23 PM
California's health insurance rates for a new state-run marketplace came in lower than expected this week, but one downside for many consumers will be far fewer doctors and hospitals to choose from.
People who want UCLA Medical Center and its doctors in...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 12:44 PM
Two nationally known sports medicine groups have agreed to partner with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on a new orthopedic center.
The Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic and the Santa Monica Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group said Monday they will work with...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 9:17 PM
To see teacher Rose Gilbert — a nonstop, 5-foot dynamo — in front of a high school classroom was to see a master at work.
"I'm on fire," she would tell her 12th-graders in Room 204 at Palisades Charter High School, emphasizing the point by...
| Mar 10, 2012
Peter Bergman, a founder of Firesign Theatre, the comic quartet that channeled the absurdist sensibility and chaotic impulses of the countercultural 1960s and '70s into a popular radio show and a series of cult-classic albums, has died at 72.
| Nov 29, 2011
Margie Petersen, a philanthropist who with her late husband, publishing magnate Robert E. Petersen, established the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, has died. She was 76.
Petersen, who also served on the museum's board of directors, died Friday...
| Oct 4, 2011
He was the founder and chairman of the board of Calabasas-based ValleyCrest Landscape Cos., the nation's largest landscape services company, whose projects have included the gardens at the Getty Center and the rooftop community garden at Walt Disney...
| Sep 4, 2012
Eleanor LaVove, a former fashion editor who co-founded Angels Attic, a museum devoted to antique and contemporary dollhouses, toys and miniatures, died Aug. 24 at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica. She was 94.
The cause was ovarian cancer, said...
| Sep 11, 2012
Geoff Ammer, a veteran Hollywood marketing executive whose three-decade career spanned multiple studios, died Sunday morning of a heart attack. He was 62.
Ammer collapsed at his home in Brentwood and was rushed to St. John's Health Center in Santa...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 9:30 PM
Phillip L. Williams, a retired senior executive for Times Mirror Co. who served on its board of directors from 1985 until his retirement in 1993, died Nov. 18 at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica after suffering a heart attack, his family said. The...
| Jan 15, 2008
Before actor Dennis Quaid went to bed Nov. 18, he gave one last call to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where his newborn twins were being treated for staph infections.
"Oh, they're fine," Quaid recalled a nurse telling him about 9 p.m. "They're just fine."...