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  • Sarah J. "Sally" O'Conor, retired manager

    Sarah J. "Sally" O'Conor, a retired branch manager for BSI Temporaries and a former longtime Ruxton resident, died Jan. 28 of complications from a stroke at the Life Care Center of Acton in Massachusetts. She was 88. The daughter of William A. McLaren...
  • CBS Eyes Start of New Events Business

    CBS is banking on the Beatles to help it start a new line of business. On February 9, CBS News is slated to hold a live event to mark the 50th anniversary - to the day - of the band's first American television appearance on CBS' "The Ed Sullivan Show." A...
  • Sharif Atkins finally finds his niche

    Sharif Atkins finally finds his niche
    When Sharif Atkins reached out to producer Jeff Eastin in 2008, he was going through an acting dry spell. A few seasons before, Atkins, best known for playing Michael Gallant on “ER,” had landed the lead role in “Hawaii,” a...
  • All the reasons we still need the Olympics: Uhhh, can't think of any

    All the reasons we still need the Olympics: Uhhh, can't think of any
    As the controversies over the Sochi Winter Games pile up, it’s getting harder and harder to remember why the world continues its love affair with the Olympics. That’s not a jab at Russia. It’s a bigger question about whether the Games,...
  • The charter school advantage

     
    Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah and Alex Richards have the story today: Chicago Public Schools on Tuesday released data showing privately run charter schools expel students at a vastly higher rate than the rest of the district. The data reveal that during......
  • 'She Blinded Me With Science' singer named Hopkins' 1st Homewood professor of the arts

    'She Blinded Me With Science' singer named Hopkins' 1st Homewood professor of the arts
    You could make a plausible argument that '80s pop star Thomas Dolby has been blinded with science. Since he was a teen, Dolby, now 55, has looked for ways to blend technology with sound — whether that meant writing a quirky synthpop anthem that...
  • La Cañada High School 7/8 captures honor

    La Cañada High School 7/8 captures honor
    Excited school officials joined students, teachers and administrators of La Cañada High School 7/8 Friday morning to celebrate a very special occasion. The campus was recently named a “California School to Watch” by the National Forum to...
  • Dixie Chicks perform in honor of Rick Rubin at David Lynch benefit

    Dixie Chicks perform in honor of Rick Rubin at David Lynch benefit
    The Dixie Chicks made a rare U.S. concert appearance Thursday night as the headlining act at a benefit for the David Lynch Foundation. Held in a ballroom at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, the evening doubled as a salute to the record producer Rick Rubin,...
  • Los Angeles Modern Auctions sets record with Asawa, Nakashima works

    Los Angeles Modern Auctions sets record with Asawa, Nakashima works
    Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA), which sold 86% of the nearly 400 lots offered in its Sunday sale, reported the highest total in its 22-year history Monday, realizing $5.12 million in sales, including commissions. The surprise of the show was the...
  • Banksy mural 'Kissing Coppers' and others don't impress at auction

    Banksy mural 'Kissing Coppers' and others don't impress at auction
    A mural depicting two lip-locked British bobbies created by the street artist Banksy sold at an auction in Miami on Tuesday for $575,000, which was at the low end of estimates. Two other Banksy works -- which the artist created during his monthlong...
  • Francis Bacon painting brings in about $70 million at auction

    Francis Bacon painting brings in about $70 million at auction
    A painting by Francis Bacon sold at a Christie's auction in London on Thursday for £42.4 million (about $70 million), exceeding the estimated selling price and representing a record price at auction for a single panel by the artist. A Bacon triptych...