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Bob Timmermann, Senior Librarian, Science, Technology & Patents Dept.



Women sprinkles cheese on lasagna

Think You Know All About Lasagna? Take the Quiz!

January 22, 2020

Why am I writing about lasagna? Its origins became a topic for discussion among my brothers and I—and I wanted answers.

Left to right: Ram's player Eric Dickerson (#29), and David Hill (#81) give each other a "high-five" at the end of a winning game.

Super Bowl XIV

February 01, 2019

There will be a small sporting event played in Atlanta on Sunday, February 3, matching the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams. You may have heard of it.

Montage of four photographs and a ticket for the opening game of the Los Angeles Dodgers, April 18, 1958.

60+ years of L.A. Dodgers Opening Day

March 28, 2018

On April 18, 1958, Major League Baseball finally arrived in what was then the country’s third-largest city. The brand new Los Angeles Dodgers were going to play their first official home game against their fellow, exported from New York arch-rivals, the San Francisco Giants.

Detail from a 1974 AMC Gremlin Advertisement

DIY Auto Repair: Chilton Library to the Rescue

January 16, 2018

It’s a rare cold Los Angeles morning, and when you go outside to fire up your 1974 AMC Gremlin, you discover that it’s not starting.

Image of a total eclipse and text saying "total solar eclipse 2017"

There Will Be Darkness: The Great American Eclipse

August 11, 2017

Here in Los Angeles, we’re known for the sun. We get a lot of it. It’s long been a selling point for people moving to the region.

The University of California at Los Angeles after trailing California at Berkeley through the first quarter, finally came into its own at the Memorial Coliseum. In this photo, Kenny Washington, brilliant Bruin halfback, is away to a smashing gain as his teammate, Woody Strode, effectively blocks out the California secondary defense. Dated November 4, 1939

Los Angeles and the Reintegration of the NFL

February 03, 2017

In 1995, after playing in Southern California for nearly 50 years, the Los Angeles Rams left the West Coast for the Midwest, to become the St. Louis Rams. They would stay there for 21 years, winning one Super Bowl title and losing in a second, before coming back to the Southland last year.

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Henrietta Lacks' family finally gets to have a say

August 10, 2013

Henrietta Lacks was a 31-year old woman from the Baltimore area who died from ovarian cancer back in 1951. Some cells from her body were taken, without her family's consent, by medical researchers shortly before she died.

Blue, green and orange color ribbons to represent for genetic testings of cancers

Cancer, Genetic Testing, and Intellectual Property

June 03, 2013

It took one New York Times op-ed piece by a very famous celebrity to show how the matter of our genes, genetic testing, health care system, and intellectual property system are all intertwined.

House of Pizza menu cover

A Brief Historical Tour through Los Angeles Dining

December 28, 2012

One of the great advantages of living in Los Angeles is the ability to go out to find cuisine of just about any type.