| Aug 5, 2012
Dr. James W. West stood on the cutting edge of medicine in the middle of the 20th century and recognized "it sounded bizarre to remove an organ from a dead person and expect it to work."
He was part of a team of surgeons who helped change that perception...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 1:28 PM
Rosie Schaap is not a celebrity. Not even close. She's a writer who happens to moonlight as a bartender. Or, if you prefer, she's a part-time drinks-slinger who happens to pen The New York Times Magazine's Drink column and contribute to NPR's "This...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 8:06 AM
Father Martin's Ashley, the non-profit alcoholism and drug addiction treatment center co-founded by Father Joseph C. Martin and Mae Abraham, is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Ashley's opened its doors to the first five patients in 1983, and since then,...
| May 28, 2012
| 9:23 PM
Rollo McClellan, 92, is looking forward to the fish fry next weekend like it was his first.
The first Costa Mesa Newport Harbor Lions Club Fish Fry was in 1945, and McClellan hasn't missed one since.
Well, he had to cut out a day early once to go take a...
| Nov 11, 2012
Terry Smith collapsed face-down in a pool of his own vomit.
Lynn Blunt snored loudly as her lungs slowly filled with fluid.
Summer Ann Burdette was midway through a pear when she stopped breathing.
Larry Carmichael knocked over a lamp as he fell...
| Dec 1, 2012
| 7:00 AM
NEW YORK — Tracy Letts has his hands full these days writing plays and preparing for the release of the movie version of his Pulitzer-Prize-winning drama, "August: Osage County." But he's added another formidable task to his agenda: elucidating...
| Mar 21, 2012
The only woman in a sea of men in suits, Dorothy Townsend can't help but stand out in the official photograph of the Los Angeles Times team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 1966 for coverage of the Watts riots.
The picture also inadvertently documents...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 6:26 PM
The Rancho Mirage estate of the late President Gerald Ford and Betty Ford has sold for $1.675 million.
The buyers are entertainment business manager John McIlwee and Dreamworks Animation executive Bill Damaschke, who announced their intentions to...
| Feb 5, 2011
Lindsay Lohan's attorney released a statement Saturday denying that the actress stole a necklace from a Venice jewelry store. Los Angeles detectives presented the results of their investigation into the alleged theft to L.A. prosecutors Wednesday....
| Feb 8, 2011
The felony grand theft charges Lindsay Lohan will face in court on Thursday could bring the troubled actress significant time behind bars if she is convicted, according to legal experts. The charges, for allegedly stealing a $2,500 necklace, are far......
| Feb 8, 2011
L.A. County prosecutors said they plan to file charges Wednesday against Lindsay Lohan for allegedly stealing a $2,500 necklace from a Venice jewelry store. The felony grand theft charge will be the most serious faced by the actress, who over......