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February 2, 2012
MUSIC The singer-songwriters Rufus and Martha Wainwright have taken fairly opposite approaches to their careers — Rufus going all-in on grandiose, operatic piano works and Martha sticking to modest, lacerating folk. But the two siblings and children of Loudon Wainwright III team up for a night that showcases their camaraderie in an intimate setting. Pappy & Harriets, 53688 Pioneertown Road, Pioneertown. 7 p.m. Fri.
April 19, 2014 | Chris Erskine
A boy. A dad. A mid-April hike. "Baseball should have bowl games," the fifth-grader says. "I like the way you think," I say. Up the hill we go, like shadows on a wall - first him, then me. We are determined to hike all the way to his elementary school, about a mile up toward the clouds. It is a route we take five times a week by car, there and back, there and back, on the hamster wheel of suburban life. In the Saturday morning sunlight, I see the boyishness in his face - the breakfast in the corners of his mouth.
November 21, 2009
How to hold peace talks Mediator and parenting coach Susie North offers these suggestions for parents mediating disputes between siblings: Embrace neutrality and acknowledge bias. Reflect honestly upon your biases (gender, birth order, temperament -- anything). Take them into account when you approach conflict between the kids. You will mediate more effectively if you admit to your biases than if you pretend they don't exist.
April 19, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
The six brothers and sisters, with a gap of 31 years from eldest to youngest, gathered in the winter near the first anniversary of their father's death to discuss some problems about the family business. It's also the city's treasured sports team - the Lakers. The team was nose-diving in the standings, losing the interest of fans, and grinding toward its worst season since the team moved to Los Angeles in 1960. So Jeanie Buss posed an elementary question to her siblings: What was going on with the Lakers?
August 15, 2011 | By Alan Zarembo, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
The risk of a family with one autistic child having another child with autism is double what was previously thought, according to a new study. The findings, published in the journal Pediatrics, are of average risks, scientists say: They will vary according to the family's specifics. "I have seen families with five kids with autism," said Dr. Fred Volkmar, a child psychiatrist and autism expert at Yale University. Volkmar was not part of the study, published Monday. Scientists have long known that autism runs in families.
August 13, 2013 | By Melissa Healy
People who grow up with lots of siblings are more likely to marry -- and to stay married -- than are only children or those who grew up with one or two siblings, a new study has found. Those of us who grew up in big families may get more practice suppressing the urge to strangle a bullying older brother in his sleep, or to stick an annoying little sister's head in the toilet -- a useful exercise for sustaining a marital relationship. We may be more skilled in creating alliances with siblings when adversity outside or elsewhere in the family mounts.
October 23, 2013 | Fox 40 Sacramento, This post has been corrected. Please see note below for details
Students at schools attended by three siblings killed in a Lodi car crash -- in which three others also died, including a pregnant woman -- mourned the loss of their classmates Wednesday. Stephanie Miranda, 4, Jose Miranda, 5, and Irving Miranda, 11, were killed in the Tuesday night crash in Lodi, about 15 miles north of Stockton, along with Luis Miranda, 30, and Vivian Rodriguez, 31, who was pregnant, according to the Lodi News-Sentinel. Irving Miranda attended Lodi Middle School, where he participated in an after-school program and played on the school's soccer team, said Lodi Unified Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education Catherine Pennington.
February 24, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
As flames consumed her East St. Louis home and prevented her parents from rescuing her and two younger siblings, a quick-thinking 12-year-old saved the other children by kicking out a second-story window and helping them down, firefighters said. Derrionna Adams then leaped 15 feet to safety. Her parents also survived. "This was a blessed day," Fire Chief William Fennoy said.
September 3, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Authorities are trying to determine the cause of death for two young siblings whose skeletal remains were discovered in a Kern County storage unit. Investigators said Tuesday that dental records identified the victims as Victor and Tricia Reyes. The brother and sister had been dead between two and four years when the discovery of a severed hand Aug. 19 led detectives to search a Derrell's Mini Storage unit in Bakersfield. The county coroner says the children appeared to be between 10 and 11 years old at the time of their deaths.
September 5, 2008 | From the Associated Press
The Orange County coroner's office says a woman and her brother found dead in their home under unusual circumstances on Easter died of natural causes. The coroner's office said this week that 51-year-old Daniel Savage had swallowed three bullets and had black shoe polish smeared on his face -- but he died of a stroke. His 57-year-old sister Jacquelyn was found with blood on her mouth and bruises on her face and neck. The coroner says she died of heart disease. The siblings' sister found the bodies when she went to pick up their father for an Easter celebration.
April 10, 2014 | By Robert Abele
Two psychologically damaged siblings doing battle with a mysterious home furnishing makes for nervy moviegoing in the housebound chiller "Oculus. " The object in question is the Lasser Glass, an ornate, antique black cedar mirror of historically malevolent intentions, or so believes Kaylie (Karen Gillan), whose parents met a bloody, psychotic end a decade ago. Her younger, more emotionally fragile brother Tim (Brenton Thwaites), fresh from a mental facility, is less sure of sis' theory and more intent on moving on from the tragedy.
April 10, 2014 | By Sheri Linden
Growing up before moviegoers' eyes, Abigail Breslin ("Little Miss Sunshine") and Georgie Henley ("The Chronicles of Narnia") enter true-crime territory as murderous siblings in the bumpy ride that is "Perfect Sisters. " The film owes whatever persuasiveness it has to the teen leads' sharp performances - their sisterly chemistry and their filial friction with an alcohol-addled mother, well played by Mira Sorvino. Screenwriters Fabrizio Filippo and Adam Till draw upon the so-called Bathtub Girls - Canadian honor students whose trial for matricide grabbed headlines in the mid-2000s - to examine the months leading up to and following the crime.
April 3, 2014 | By Sheri Linden
When amateur filmmaker Tom Berninger's rock-star brother Matt, frontman for Brooklyn quintet the National, invited him to be a roadie on his band's biggest tour, Tom had never even been on a tour bus. His lack of experience did not serve him well during his initiation into the business, but a funny thing happened on the way to the concert hall: Tom turned defeat into a documentary that's insightful, sweet and often hilarious. In "Mistaken for Strangers," a fresh revamp of the music-doc template, the National's angsty songs are mere backdrop to a story whose true subjects are sibling love and rivalry and the thorny matter of creative success - here explored through the tension between achievement and striving, or, as one observer puts it, alpha male versus underdog.
March 21, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Alyssa Milano is pregnant with baby No. 2, the actress announced Friday. "Ahem! Click here for some BIG, HUGE, HAPPY news," the "Mistresses" star wrote on Twitter, including a link to her official blog. "We are so happy to share with you that Milo is going to be a big brother!," read the prize at the other end of the link.  PHOTOS: The Hollywood baby boom Daddy-to-be is David Bugliari, the CAA agent the "Charmed" and "Who's the Boss?" actress married in 2009.
March 15, 2014 | By Susan King
Billy Crudup, 45, who played a charismatic '70s rock musician in Cameron Crowe's 2000 comedy "Almost Famous," J. Edgar Hoover in Michael Mann's 2009's "Public Enemies" and the very blue superhero Dr. Manhattan in Zack Snyder's 2009's "Watchmen," stars as a dedicated New York detective with an ex-con big brother in the new film "Blood Ties. " The film opens March 21 in theaters and also debuts that day on VOD. Set in the 1970s, the crime thriller revolves around the brutal and loving relationship between two vastly different brothers.
March 7, 2014 | By Paloma Esquivel and Adolfo Flores
The 19-year-old son of a San Juan Capistrano man and woman found shot to death in their mansion was charged with their deaths Friday, as well as with the attempted murder of a sister and younger brother. Orange County authorities allege that Ashton Sachs, who was living in Seattle before the killings, entered his family's home and shot his parents, Bradford Hans Sachs, 57, and Andra Resa Sachs, 54, as they slept. The bodies were found by authorities early on Feb. 8. Sachs is also accused of entering the bedroom of his 8-year-old brother and shooting him, the Orange County district attorney's office said in a statement.
March 24, 2005
I welcome "Bickering, Bloodsport of Siblings" [March 17] as an eye-opener to what happens in homes throughout America. I believe expert Charlotte Brantley is referring to amicable discussions and reasonable arguments. Yet I have witnessed horrible behavior that Brantley seems to believe is healthy and serves to prepare children for friendly marital relationships. Perhaps she has overlooked the vulgar language used. If children are allowed to offend and disrespect each other, they are in essence training to overpower others by belittling, ridiculing and bullying.
September 19, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
Light-heavyweight champ Jon Jones made an unprecedented stand against the Ultimate Fighting Championship last month - he declined to fight a last-minute substitute, prompting the first-ever cancellation of an entire UFC card. His mother, Camille, beamed with pride. "That was so Mama," she said. "I would be miserable if I was being forced to do something I didn't believe in. He's not only an athlete, but a businessman and a thinker. " It turns out the three sons of "Mama" Jones and her husband, Arthur, have had a major impact on American sports - and they will be on full display this weekend.
January 30, 2014 | By Annlee Ellingson
When a loved one dies, sometimes those left behind experience a sort of purgatory themselves, a pause seized by grief. "The Wait" opens with just such a passing of a family matriarch, and a mysterious phone call convinces Emma (Chloë Sevigny) that her mother will rise from the dead like Lazarus. Or Jesus. They just have to wait. Emma's sister Angela (Jena Malone), going through some kind of breakup, finds the situation macabre but uses the break from daily life to reclaim her sense of freedom after a relationship of neglect.
January 29, 2014 | By Gary Klein
JERSEY CITY, N.J. - It was one of the biggest, and perhaps the most quickly forgotten, interceptions in NFL playoff history. When Seattle's Richard Sherman tipped away a pass intended for San Francisco 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree in the NFC championship game, linebacker Malcolm Smith caught the ball to complete a play that sent the Seahawks to the Super Bowl. But Smith's heads-up effort instantly became an afterthought when Sherman's emotional postgame outburst made the cornerback one of the Super Bowl's main story lines.
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