CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 2012 |
Well before the national gay-rights movement sprang from the Stonewall riots, West Hollywood Presbyterian Church started Los Angeles' first gay men's rap group. The year was 1965. The congregation launched the Lazarus Project in 1977, sending gay men and lesbians into Presbyterian churches across the country to share their stories of faith and family at a time when the denomination was poised to declare that "homosexuality was not God's wish. " The small church just off the Sunset Strip was the faith's first to hire an openly gay pastor — 27 years before the Presbyterian Constitution allowed homosexuals to be ordained.
August 28, 2013 |
As hospitals race to offer the latest in high-tech care, a major California health insurer is pushing back and refusing to pay for some of the more expensive and controversial cancer treatments. Blue Shield of California is taking on this high-cost radiation treatment just as Scripps Health in San Diego prepares to open a gleaming, $230-million proton beam therapy center this fall, only the second one in California and the 12th nationwide. This week, Blue Shield began notifying doctors statewide of its new policy for early-stage prostate cancer patients, effective in October.
August 31, 1999 |
Researchers in New Haven, Conn., said they have confirmed that Type-I diabetes is triggered by the body's immune system turning on delicate cells, and say they have found the cause. The discovery could lead to a vaccine against a disease that affects more than 1 million Americans, said Susan Wong and colleagues of the Yale School of Medicine. Writing in Nature Medicine, Wong's team said they found an antigen in mice bred to develop what looks like human juvenile diabetes.
December 25, 2006 |
A state judge has spared a Westport home, designed by renowned architect Paul Rudolph, from demolition -- for now. The 4,200-square-foot stucco house, designed by Rudolph in 1972, is an elongated series of interconnecting cubes with cantilevered panels that hang above large windows. Rudolph, who died in 1997, was dean of the Yale School of Architecture in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
October 1, 1995 |
Jeffrey Garten, the undersecretary of commerce for international trade, has resigned to become dean of the Yale School of Management, the Commerce Department and the university announced. Garten, one of the lead negotiators of the recent U.S. car trade pact with Japan, will start his new job Nov. 1, the school said. Garten, 48, is a former managing director of Shearson Leahman Brothers and the Blackstone Group. He served in the administrations of Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald R.
January 29, 1990 |
Lloyd Richards, the outgoing dean of the Yale School of Drama, was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame in ceremonies at Broadway's Gershwin Theater today as the school announced a nationwide search for his successor. Richards has been in the job since 1979 but now wants more time to pursue other aspects of the theater, including acting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1995
"It would be interesting, if not useful, to consider where one would go in Los Angeles to have an effective revolution. . . . If one took over some public square, some urban open space, who would know? A march on City Hall would be inconclusive. . . . The only hope would seem to be to take over the freeways."--Charles W. Moore, late dean of the Yale School of Architecture
September 5, 1990 |
Nonsmokers who grew up with smoking parents face double the usual risk of lung cancer, according to a study that provides new evidence of the dangers of secondhand smoke. The report estimates that 17% of all lung cancer in the United States among people who never smoked cigarettes results from their exposure to smokers during childhood and adolescence. "Here is another piece of evidence that smoke from other people's cigarettes is harmful to your health.
March 5, 1998 |
The marketing of dietary supplements and herbal remedies--a $3.2-billion industry--is "out of control today," said Dr. David Kessler, former head of the Food and Drug Administration. Kessler, who served as FDA commissioner from 1990 to 1997 and is now dean of the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn., said a loophole in 1994 congressional legislation allowed for "an explosion, an exponential growth in dietary supplements sales" without any coinciding oversight.
August 21, 2011 |
The Goodmans The Goodman sisters created a surprise indie hit with their first feature, "The Tao of Steve," in 2000. The film, co-written with Jenniphr's housemate Duncan North, starred Donal Logue as an underachieving, frequently stoned womanizer and Greer Goodman as the one who got away. "Jenniphr went to NYU film school. I went to Yale drama school. And we were sitting around doing nothing," Greer Goodman recalls. "I thought, 'Instead of waiting for some job on some sitcom, why don't I write with my sister who went to film school and made movies that won awards?