May 6, 2012
Re "Border drones have yet to prove worth," April 29 The looming proliferation of drones is chilling. How is a country that values freedom seemingly OK with this? As someone who has never been arrested, I don't want these creepy unmanned things buzzing over my head. As they become cheaper, drones will fill the skies, and anyone from the neighborhood busybody to a suspicious spouse will employ them. That walk you love in the wilderness will no longer be guaranteed to be yours alone and surveillance-free.
February 4, 1986 |
Traces of cocaine, marijuana and the painkiller Darvon were found in Rick Nelson's blood in tests conducted after the New Year's Eve plane crash that killed the pop singer and six other people, officials said today. Toxicological reports released by the National Transportation Safety Board showed traces of metabolized and unmetabolized cocaine and a compound of Darvon in Nelson's blood and urine samples. His blood samples showed traces of marijuana.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 2012 |
John Bryson returned to Pasadena's Polytechnic School last week as a proud father and a dynamic figure in state and national politics. His own daughters had graduated from the highly regarded school. Now he had been invited to deliver the commencement address, with a remarkable story to share - the ascent of the son of a sawmill operator to the elite ranks of both the environmental movement and big business, then confirmation as President Obama's secretary of Commerce. On Thursday evening, in front of more than 1,000 people, Bryson urged Poly's 91 graduates to stay curious and to be good stewards of the world.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1999 |
The head of Los Angeles County's Mental Health Department said he plans to convene a committee of patients, advocates and researchers to draw up policies regulating medical tests on severely disabled people in county care. Another county committee earlier this month lifted a four-year ban on such procedures.
December 13, 1989 |
Basketball star Hank Gathers of Loyola Marymount has registered normal on all medical tests that have been administered early this week, but did not practice Tuesday, pending further tests today. Doctors still have not determined a reason for Gathers' fainting during Saturday's game against UC Santa Barbara. With about 14 minutes left, Gathers, who had played 23 minutes, stepped up to shoot a free throw, then slumped to the floor.
November 15, 1987
The Oct. 25 article by Toni Taylor on the fine print in travel insurance policies should be required reading for all seniors about to commit their funds to a trip. Insurance is a high commission item on a salesperson's agenda and it is routinely presented to all travelers. It is an excellent idea, and in most cases well worth the mental comfort that it affords. But that fine print: We used trip cancellation insurance issued by a reputable company. My husband was stricken with really debilitating vertigo the afternoon before we were to sail on a cruise.
March 28, 1998 |
The most powerful interludes in Tool's music are sparked by collisions between contrasting elements--visceral playing and cerebral songwriting, chaotic energy and controlled execution, rough-shod rock and supple tunefulness. On Thursday at the Hollywood Palladium, flurries of those opposing forces whipped the packed house, which had already beenpiqued by the Melvins' thunderous opening set, into a cathartic frenzy.
June 24, 1989 |
Imagine that the skin on your hands has been slowly peeled off. Then imagine the raw tissue is exposed to the sun for hours. This is how Patty Dicker, 41, of Newport Beach describes the pain caused by fibromyalgia, an often-misdiagnosed and little-researched disease from which she has suffered for 11 years. Also called fibrositis, the affliction is most common to women (one male for every 10 female victims) and is one of the most prevalent, debilitating and painful forms of arthritis, afflicting an estimated 3 million people in the United States alone.
July 19, 1987 |
Dr. Peter M. DiChiara used to send his patients off to the local hospital to get medical tests. But today, with $40,000 worth of testing equipment, he does most procedures--from blood glucose tests to urinalysis--in his Troy, Ala., office. Like thousands of other doctors across the country, DiChiara set up his in-office test equipment to offer patients a convenient, lower-cost alternative to the hospital lab.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 1988 |
Federal and state investigators raided 24 doctors' offices and medical laboratories in Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Diego counties, seizing records and equipment that allegedly link the firms to a multimillion-dollar insurance fraud scheme. Evan L.