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  • Extraordinary Life: A Litigator With A Gift For Mediation

     Extraordinary Life: A Litigator With A Gift For Mediation
    Palmer McGee was a soft spoken, white-shoe lawyer with an innate sense of fairness and compassion. He embodied paradox: a West Point graduate who actively opposed the war in Vietnam; a Republican who ran for the U.S. Senate on a peace ticket. He...
  • If UCLA, USC football are both strong, good times come flooding back

    Those of us thinking it would take something Biblical to reboot L.A.'s crosstown football rivalry got to check "flood" off the list after UCLA's Pauley Pavilion was turned into an aquarium by a busted pipe on Sunset Boulevard. There hasn't been so...
  • Museum of Gasoline Pumps an homage to a father

    Museum of Gasoline Pumps an homage to a father
    He may not self-identify as a philosopher, being a proud gearhead and gas-station grease monkey at heart, but Mark Mendenhall was nothing if not profound when he looked around and took stock of all he surveyed. "You can have 4,000 signs," he said, a...
  • Phelps decides Aqua Sphere is a better fit than Speedo

    Aqua Sphere CEO Don Rockwell says he had no idea that Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time, would come out of retirement when the swimming equipment manufacturer sought earlier this year to partner with him. Talk about added...
  • Judge rejects bond for ex-government mole: 'He's absolutely impossible to trust"

    Judge rejects bond for ex-government mole: 'He's absolutely impossible to trust"
    A federal judge today refused to release Chicago real estate developer John Thomas on bail so he can repair and then help sell the Riverdale marina project he was convicted of looting, saying he found it "absolutely impossible to trust" that the serial...
  • Message in a sweater: Lisa Anne Auerbach on cats, knitting and zines

    Message in a sweater: Lisa Anne Auerbach on cats, knitting and zines
    There are artists who focus their entire lives on exploring a single material. That's not Lisa Anne Auerbach. She falls in with the artists who weave together various practices, producing objects that are eclectic, even as they explore related ideas....
  • Hobby drones, like the one at Lolla, are soaring in popularity--and causing a stir

    Hobby drones, like the one at Lolla, are soaring in popularity--and causing a stir
    Hobby drones, like the tiny one that sailed over the crowds at Lollapalooza last month and caused something of a stir, are soaring in popularity. But folks like suburbanite Fabio Brancati, 34, of Aurora, say the Federal Aviation Administration is...
  • GOP Candidates Prescribe Over-The-Counter Birth Control Pills

    WASHINGTON — To counter Democratic attacks that they are soldiers in a "war against women," some GOP candidates across the nation, including at least two in Connecticut, are advocating changing federal laws to allow the purchase of over-the-...
  • Former Smithfield Foods exec places home on the market

    Former Smithfield Foods exec places home on the market
    The home of a former Smithfield Foods executive is on the market in one of Smithfield's most sought-after neighborhoods. Richard T. Goodman, former senior vice president of Smithfield Foods, has listed his 6,000-square-foot home at 700 Smithfield Blvd....
  • Diane Graham-Henry, fitness buff

    Diane Graham-Henry, fitness buff
    Diane Graham-Henry worked for years as a photographer. But her passion, and lifestyle, has focused on fitness. The pleasure she derives from racewalking — as well as kayaking, rowing and cycling — is balanced by the satisfaction she gets...
  • Who is whistle-blower David Danon, who is suing Vanguard?

    Who is David Danon, and what drove him to take on his old bosses at Vanguard Group Inc., alleging that its nearly $3 trillion in assets were built on an illegal tax strategy? The son of a refugee from Bulgaria, Danon got in scraps as a schoolboy in...