| Oct 31, 2009
John Connolly's YA novel "The Gates" is the perfect book for Halloween -- a laugh-out-loud funny tale about a boy who must find a way to close the gates of hell (and save humanity!) after his goofy neighbors accidentally open them during a séance,...
| Jun 13, 2009
I hope Jean-Lou Chameau gets to sleep late this morning. Friday, at his third graduation ceremony as president of Caltech, he also announced $30 million in gifts to that singular institution, where Albert Einstein and Richard Feynman worked their mighty...
| Jan 17, 2010
36 Arguments for
the Existence of God
A Work of Fiction
Rebecca Newberger Goldstein
Pantheon: 402 pp., $27.95
The night I began reading Rebecca Newberger Goldstein's "36 Arguments for the Existence of God," I didn't get far before I fell asleep....
| Apr 21, 2011
Would adopting the diet our caveman ancestors supposedly ate allow modern-day Americans live longer, healthier lives?
Proponents of the Paleo diet (for Paleolithic) say that meals packed with fresh fruits and vegetables and heavy doses of lean...
| Apr 12, 2011
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), a health advocacy group that has lobbied to ban certain food additives and colorings, has launched a mobile app to help shoppers decipher ingredients.
I asked Dr. Keith-Thomas Ayoob, a pediatric...
| Apr 25, 2011
| 8:14 AM
It's Monday morning, so you know what that means: It's time for Donald Trump to say outrageous things on "Fox & Friends"!
Once again, he did not disappoint. In between calling President Barack Obama "this guy," Trump managed to take on OPEC ("There's...
| May 5, 2011
When Mack Gold turned 100 years old, he celebrated by doing a few push-ups in the middle of the living room. That was three years ago.
Now 103, the recipient of a Purple Heart in World War II is no longer up to an all-out aerobic workout, but he keeps...
| May 19, 2011
Willard S. Boyle, who shared the 2009 Nobel Prize in physics for the invention of the revolutionary imaging device that is at the heart of digital cameras of all descriptions, died May 7 at a hospital in his home town of Wallace, Canada. He was 86 and had...
| May 28, 2011
| 4:15 PM
The residential streets surrounding St. Francis High School were lined Saturday morning with cars showcasing messages including “Congratulations” and “2011 SFHS graduate.”
Hundreds of family members and friends gathered in the...
| Feb 15, 2011
| 7:58 PM
Wednesday's meeting of the Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council luncheon has been relocated from Hoag Hospital Irvine to the Hoag Cancer Center auditorium, on the lower campus at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, One Hoag Drive, Newport Beach....
| Feb 16, 2011
| 12:26 PM
Last week I attended the forum for the candidates running for City Council. The candidates with the most potential clearly defined the evening.
I listened as each candidate spoke of his or her record and answered several questions relating to such issues...