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An overdose, a young companion, drug-fueled parties: The secret life of a USC med school dean - LA Times
In USC’s lecture halls, labs and executive offices, Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito was a towering figure. The dean of the Keck School of Medicine was a renowned eye surgeon whose skill in the operating room was matched by a gift for attracting money and talent to the university.

There was another side to the Harvard-educated physician.

During his tenure as dean, Puliafito kept company with a circle of criminals and drug users who said he used methamphetamine and other drugs with them, a Los Angeles Times investigation found.
latimes  losangeles  usc  education  drugs  crime  scandal  highereducation 
july 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Infernal Machines: The Bombing of the Los Angeles Times and L.A.'s First 'Crime of the Century' - KCET
It never fails to astound me. The tales we remember collectively. And the stories we forget. I first learned of the 1910 bombing of the Los Angeles Times on a walk around Hollywood Forever Cemetery. There, next to graves of the Otises and Chandlers, is a grand monument to "Our martyred men," the 20 employees of the Los Angeles Times who had lost their lives in the early morning hours of Saturday, October 1, 1910. There is a list of the deceased, fourteen of whose remains are buried beneath the monument. They had been hard at work at the Times' headquarters, often called "The Fortress," on the northeast corner of First and Broadway, when a series of dry blasts starting at 1:07 a.m. shook downtown Los Angeles to its foundations.
losangeles  history  latimes  terrorism  domesticterrorism  socialism  bombing 
june 2017 by brendanmcfadden
How Orange County's Namesake Was Squeezed Out—and is Being Squeezed In
TThe scent of orange blossoms washes over visitors at Disney California Adventure Park as they soar above images of a grove. To see and smell the real thing in Orange County, people might need to stop by a place like George Key Ranch Historic Park. "This is what the area used to be like," Bradley Flynt, a historical resource specialist for OC Parks, says of the small, preserved grove in Placentia. "This is why people moved to Orange County 100 years ago."
latimes  orange  county  oranges  agriculture  losangeles 
january 2016 by brendanmcfadden
With No Trademark, Sriracha Name is Showing Up Everywhere
Wander down almost any supermarket aisle and it's easy to spot one of the food industry's hottest fads. Sriracha, the fiery red Asian chili sauce, has catapulted from a cult hit to flavor du jour, infusing burgers, potato chips, candy, vodka and even lip balm. That would seem like a boon for the man who made the sauce a household name. Except for one glaring omission.
sriracha  food  california  latimes 
april 2015 by brendanmcfadden
Gerald Wilson dies at 96; multifaceted jazz musician
Gerald Wilson, a bandleader, trumpeter, composer, arranger and educator whose multifaceted career reached from the swing era of the 1930s to the diverse jazz sounds of the 21st century, has died. He was 96.
music  musician  jazz  geraldwashington  losangeles  latimes  obituary 
november 2014 by brendanmcfadden
Newly discovered building remains may be linked to old LA Times offices
Construction and development towards the expansion of Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles found a possible link to Los Angeles a century ago.
latimes  losangeles  california  downtown  kpcc  history  architecture 
july 2014 by brendanmcfadden
South L.A. student finds a different world at UC Berkeley
COLUMN ONE South L.A. student finds a different world at Cal Kashawn Campbell grew up in one of the toughest neighborhoods in South Los Angeles. Yet he became a straight-A student at Jefferson High School. But at UC Berkeley, he found challenges far greater than he anticipated. More photos Kashawn Campbell overcame many obstacles to become a straight-A student. But his freshman year at UC Berkeley shook him to the core.
southcentral  ucberkeley  poverty  latimes  losangeles  education 
august 2013 by brendanmcfadden
L.A. 2013
On April 3, 1988, the Los Angeles Times Magazine published a 25-year look ahead to 2013. This year, USC professor Jerry Lockenour is using the series of articles in a graduate engineering class he teaches.
cities  future  losangeles  latimes  futurism 
march 2013 by brendanmcfadden
The Very Nature of the City
Making a life in Los Angeles is about learning to find the strange, unexpected beauty amid the ugliness, about watching from newly transformed Debs Park as a hawk rides thermals over a vast expanse of freeway.
nature  park  latimes  losangeles  ernestdebs 
february 2013 by brendanmcfadden
L.A. Now Has Oodles of Noodles
Ramen is still the rage in L.A., where no matter what your pick in regional or preparation style, they're serving it your way somewhere in the Southland. Here's a top 10 list.
ramen  food  losangeles  latimes 
february 2013 by brendanmcfadden
Poet Jack Gilbert's Days of Triumph and Loss
Though his brain has been diminished by disease, his 'Collected Poems,' released this year, reminds us of the writer's high place in American poetry.
latimes  jackgilbert  poetry 
november 2012 by brendanmcfadden
Jani's At the Mercy of Her Mind
January Schofield has schizophrenia. Potent psychiatric drugs -- in doses that would stagger most adults -- seem to skip off her. She is among the rarest of the rare: a child seemingly born mentally ill.
mentalillness  latimes  parenting  health  children  schizophrenia  psychology 
october 2012 by brendanmcfadden

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