| 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...
| 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...
| 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,...
| Jul 11, 2011
This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details. Former presidents and first ladies will be descending on the California city of Palm Desert on Tuesday to say their final farewells to former First Lady Betty......
| Jul 11, 2011
Well, Us For Starters. And if we had a grain of commonsense, we'd be over at the Harrisburg Hilton this morning along with other brainy hopefuls gunning for their share of televised riches. Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. One of......
| Jul 9, 2011
Betty Ford struggled, overcame and inspired. In "The Times of My Life," Ford wrote: "I was no different once I became first lady than I had been before. But through an accident of history, I had become interesting to people." She was one of the best...