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  • Book review: 'Rival Rails' by Walter R. Borneman

    Book review: 'Rival Rails' by Walter R. Borneman
    Rival Rails The Race to Build America's Greatest Transcontinental Railroad Walter R. Borneman Random House: 408 pp., $28 When the Union Pacific and Central Pacific joined rails on May 10, 1869, it was celebrated as the completion of America's first...
  • Book review: 'Finders Keepers: A Tale of Archaeological Plunder and Obsession' by Craig Childs

    Book review: 'Finders Keepers: A Tale of Archaeological Plunder and Obsession' by Craig Childs
    Finders Keepers A Tale of Archaeological Plunder and Obsession Craig Childs Little, Brown: 288 pp., $24.99 Once upon a time, hiking in the desert, you found an artifact; an arrowhead, a piece of a pot, a fragment of bone. You picked it up, put it in...
  • Book review: 'Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family' by Condoleezza Rice

    Book review: 'Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family' by Condoleezza Rice
    As national security advisor and then secretary of State to President George W. Bush, Condoleezza Rice never displayed any doubt or admitted any errors in the White House decisions that led to war in Iraq. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD:...
  • Fashion's Night Out: Know before you go

    Here's where to click to kick it into high gear with Fashion's Night Out, a long night of special shopping events on Sept. 10. MANHATTAN For more on the mayhem in Manhattan — and links to the official FNO events around the globe, go to the...
  • Architect's vision takes shape in Sept. 11 memorial

    Architect's vision takes shape in Sept. 11 memorial
    The burly construction workers ignore the lanky man as he dips beneath steel beams, plods through muddy puddles and inches his way past the spinning barrel of a cement mixer. In his neat jeans, button-down shirt and leather brogues, he clearly is not...
  • Two Guys Lose Weight: Monster winter storm and no diet Ho Hos

    Two Guys Lose Weight: Monster winter storm and no diet Ho Hos
    The following is a blog documenting two Los Angeles Times editors' attempts to lose weight. It all began on Jan. 10. One benefit of my move from Boston to Los Angeles this year has been the avoidance of snow.  Not that I mind it.  I like the winter.  But...
  • Get to Know the Placebo Effect

    The phrase "mind-body connection" has many connotations. For some, it's shorthand for New Age quackery. For others, it's a source of hope and a way to reconcile their spiritual life with modern science. For Dr. Tor D. Wager, it's just another day at...
  • Robert Helliwell dies at 90; electrical engineer who expanded understanding of Earth's atmosphere

    Robert Helliwell dies at 90; electrical engineer who expanded understanding of Earth's atmosphere
    Robert Helliwell, a Stanford electrical engineer whose study of radio waves emitted by lightning opened a new window to understanding the upper layers of the Earth's atmosphere, died May 3 in Palo Alto of complications of dementia. He was 90. Helliwell...
  • Neal Taylor dies at 78; fisherman regaled generations of Santa Barbara anglers

    Neal Taylor dies at 78; fisherman regaled generations of Santa Barbara anglers
    For Neal Taylor, fishing wasn't limited to weekends or, for that matter, water. On one of Santa Barbara's busiest streets, the seven-time national casting champion showed a friend just how it's done, lofting his line into an intersection when the light...
  • Army Staff Sgt. Michael David P. Cardenaz, 29, Corona; killed by rocket-propelled grenade

    Army Staff Sgt. Michael David P. Cardenaz, 29, Corona; killed by rocket-propelled grenade
    Army Sgt. Michael David P. Cardenaz was a larger-than-life figure, those who knew him say. A bald, bull of a guy, Cardenaz told a Colorado reporter in 2009 that he was an "old-school" soldier. By then, he said, he had twice been hit by shrapnel, and had...
  • Eugene Fodor dies at 60; violin virtuoso

    Eugene Fodor dies at 60; violin virtuoso
    Eugene Fodor, a swashbuckling violin virtuoso who was a media darling of classical music in the 1970s but whose substance abuse fractured a fairytale career, has died. He was 60. Fodor died of liver disease Feb. 26 at his home in Arlington, Va., said his...