| Feb 5, 2010
Dr. Kathy Magliato, director of women's cardiac services at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif., is a rare female in the largely male world of heart surgery.
Her just-published book, "Healing Hearts: A Memoir of a Female Heart Surgeon" ($24;...
| Nov 25, 2010
The name that Jose H. Rodriguez chose for his Boyle Heights restaurant was steeped in tradition, much like the Mexican seafood he had served to acclaim since 1985, the year he opened La Serenata de Garibaldi.
Inspired by a mariachi plaza in the...
| Dec 16, 2010
| 10:24 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Blake Edwards, the director and writer known for clever dialogue, poignance and occasional belly-laugh sight gags in "Breakfast at Tiffany's," "10" and the "Pink Panther" farces, is dead at age 88.
Edwards died from complications of...
| Jul 10, 2010
A coach who cared
Re "Don Coryell, 1924 - 2010," Obituary, July 2
The loss of Don Coryell reminds me what coaching should be about. I had the privilege of working with Coryell, first as sports editor of the student newspaper at San Diego State, then...
| Aug 21, 2010
Bagpiper played at D-day invasion
Bill Millin, 88, a Scottish bagpiper who defied enemy fire as he led comrades into battle at the 1944 D-day landings in Normandy, France, died Wednesday at a hospital in Torbay, England, after a short...
| Feb 18, 2011
Joanne Siegel, who played a role in the creation of the Superman saga in the 1930s as Joe Shuster's teenage artist's model for Lois Lane and later married the Man of Steel's co-creator, writer Jerry Siegel, has died. She was 93.
Siegel, a longtime...
| 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...
| Feb 17, 2008
| 7:15 PM
Former first lady Nancy Reagan was hospitalized today after falling in her home in Bel-Air but is doing well, her spokeswoman said.
Reagan, 86, was taken to St. John's Health Center, where doctors determined she did not break a hip as feared, spokeswoman...
| Apr 21, 2009
Women who have their healthy ovaries removed when they have a hysterectomy face a higher risk of death, including death from coronary heart disease and lung cancer, than women who keep their ovaries, according to new research.
The finding, from a study...
| May 6, 2009
Dom DeLuise, the mirthful, moon-faced comic actor who provided frequent comedic support in television variety shows of the 1960s and '70s and in movies starring Mel Brooks and Burt Reynolds, has died. He was 75.
DeLuise died Monday evening at St. John'...