| Oct 9, 2010
| 11:52 AM
The country is down to onededicated, prescription obesity medication -- the not-too-pleasantXenical -- since Friday's announcement that Meridiawill be removed from the market due to an increased risk ofheart problems among people with cardiovascular...
| Oct 10, 2010
| 12:09 PM
News from the Obesity Society annual meeting in San Diego:
-- Doctors have tried inserting a balloon into the stomach to make a person feel full so he won't eat as much and will lose weight. Now scientists are turning to a similar strategy that...
| Oct 25, 2010
The FDA has told the makers of the proposed weight-loss drug Lorcaserin that it will not at this time approve the marketing of the medication, citing concerns about its marginal effectiveness and about cancers that occurred at higher-than-usual rates...
| Oct 2, 2010
Joanne Clarke, a legal secretary in her late 50s, leads the way down a pale green hallway in her modest Costa Mesa home, past a small guest room on the right and a blue tiled bathroom on the left. At the end of the hall, she opens a door, pushes aside a...
| Jan 29, 2011
Actor, singer and tween idol Carlos Pena Jr., 21, has bought a Mediterranean-style home in the San Fernando Valley for close to its $1.5-million asking price.
The 6,000-square-foot villa is set back from the road on a gated lot. The paver-stone courtyard...
| May 15, 2011
Kenneth E. Necochea Jr. surprised his family one day by announcing he had joined the Army as an infantryman.
After he graduated from Poway High School in San Diego County in 2007, he trained briefly as an emergency medical technician and drifted...
| Oct 16, 2010
David D. Miller, founder of the Miller's Outpost retail chain that became a shopping mall staple in California and eventually became known as Anchor Blue, has died. He was 86.
Miller died Oct. 8 from congestive heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical...
| Sep 13, 2010
The old folk concept that our personal health behaviors rub off on those around us has received a staggering amount of scientific support of late. Over the last few years, study after study has shown that weight gain, drug and alcohol use, even loneliness...
| Aug 13, 2010
Frank "Scoop" Vessels, a prominent Southern California breeder of racehorses and the grandson of the founder of Los Alamitos Race Course, died Wednesday in a twin-engine plane crash in southeastern Oregon. He was 58.
The plane, an Aero Commander Model...
| May 15, 2011
Jack Jones, a longtime Los Angeles Times reporter who was part of a team that shared the 1966 Pulitzer Prize for the newspaper's coverage of the Watts riots and their aftermath, has died. He was 86.
Jones, who retired in 1989, died of lung disease...
| Nov 7, 2010
When Anna Prieto Sandoval became leader of the Sycuan Band of Mission Indians in 1972, its reservation near El Cajon was a tumbledown settlement of wooden shacks with outhouses, a 100-year-old Catholic church and a cinder-block meeting hall. About 80...