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  • Alamo signs off on car, then bills for unfilled tank

    Alamo signs off on car, then bills for unfilled tank
    I recently rented a car from Alamo, and I encountered a questionable practice that I wanted to let you know about. I've used Alamo many times in the past, always returning the car with a full tank. Last month, after bringing back my rental in Tucson,...
  • PASSINGS: Phyllis Gebauer, Les Guthrie, Freda Koblick, Lee Ames, Brian Haw

    PASSINGS: Phyllis Gebauer, Les Guthrie, Freda Koblick, Lee Ames, Brian Haw
    Phyllis Gebauer Longtime UCLA Extension writing teacher Phyllis Gebauer, 82, a teacher for two decades in the UCLA Extension Writers' Program who recently donated to the program signed first editions by reclusive author Thomas Pynchon, died Wednesday at...
  • John McCracken dies at 76; contemporary artist made geometric sculptures

    John McCracken dies at 76; contemporary artist made geometric sculptures
    John McCracken, an artist whose fusion of painting with geometric sculpture in the mid-1960s came to embody an aesthetic distinctive to postwar Los Angeles, died Friday in New York. He was 76. McCracken had lived in Santa Fe, N.M., since 1994 and,...
  • War memoir skewers leaders

    War memoir skewers leaders
    Surely Kim Barker is the only foreign correspondent to sum up Afghan President Hamid Karzai as "whiny and conflicted, a combination of Woody Allen, Chicken Little and Jimmy Carter," with a national government that "seemed about as effective as a student...
  • In new insurance model, costs are based on value of the treatment

    In new insurance model, costs are based on value of the treatment
    What if, instead of making a $10 insurance copayment for your cholesterol lowering drug, your employer provided it and other drugs to manage chronic conditions for free? What if your company also paid for weight management and smoking cessation classes?...
  • Families worry mental health cuts will send kids spiraling

    Families worry mental health cuts will send kids spiraling
    A week before Christmas, Judy Powelson was awaiting her son's first visit home in nine months with a mix of excitement and trepidation. Earlier in the year, the 17-year-old's mental illness had spiraled out of control to the point that he attacked her,...
  • Integrative medicine: Stay healthy during the holidays

    Integrative medicine: Stay healthy during the holidays
    The holidays are here -- a time of frenetic shopping, eating, traveling and socializing. A time of gaining that holiday 10 pounds and of getting the holiday blues. While you are busy with the added chores and stress of the season, we would like to...
  • Can I recharge at the supermarket?

    Can I recharge at the supermarket?
    J.D. Power and Associates estimates that there are fewer than 1,000 public recharging stations across the U.S., with more than half of them in California. That estimate matches up with the Department of Energy's Alternative Fueling Station locator (afdc....
  • 10 must-see places that are less than a decade old

    10 must-see places that are less than a decade old
    They're a disparate lot — museums, hotels, an observation deck, a sculpture park and a sundial-shaped bridge — but these recent structures, none more than 10 years old, are redefining the West. Before we bow to them, though, let's admit that...
  • 10 family-friendly places to visit in the West

    10 family-friendly places to visit in the West
    Man does not live by bread alone, and families can't count on theme parks for all their adventures. Here are 10 relatively unthemed Western destinations, all best enjoyed in the company of a 10-year-old: Cable cars, San Francisco: Of the three routes...
  • Montel Williams Opens Pot Dispensery in Sacramento

    Montel Williams Opens Pot Dispensery in Sacramento
    There’s a new kid on the 420 block and his name is Montel Williams.  The former king of daytime talk television just opened a new medical marijuana dispensary in midtown Sacramento.  The competition is glad he's here, but they are put off by...