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  • Hot dogs, pies and math: Happy Pi Day

    Hot dogs, pies and math: Happy Pi Day
    Today is Pi Day — a day to celebrate a number with desserts, numerical recitations and hot-dog throwing. Pi, the number that expresses the ratio of a circle's circumference over its diameter, was first calculated in ancient times, and sometimes is...
  • Duo see more from waves than just great rides

    NEWPORT BEACH — Waves at The Wedge are legendary for hurling bodysurfers into the air and sweeping tourists off their feet. But they also have a more practical purpose: producing electricity. A pair of Newport Beach entrepreneurs have been testing...
  • How to cook with farmers market produce

    How to cook with farmers market produce
    Go to a farmers market and your mind begins to race. Fava beans? What can I do with them? What about the asparagus? And look at those artichokes! Strawberries, mmmm. There are so many terrific ingredients just begging for you to buy them at this time of...
  • True New Yorker

    True New Yorker
    About two years ago, when rats came down from a lowquat tree and began scratching around and scuttling around in the crawl space beneath our Venice home, I made my wife laugh (and wince) by reading to her from Joseph Mitchell's classic 1944 New Yorker...
  • Book with a buried treasure

    The book cost $2 million at auction, but large sections are unreadable. Some of its 348 pages are torn or missing and others are covered with sprawling purple patches of mildew. Sooty edges and water stains indicate a close escape from a fire. "This...
  • Lowering blood pressure and cholesterol simultaneously can sharply reduce heart attacks and strokes

     
    An inexpensive combination of a cholesterol-lowering drug and one to reduce blood pressure can reduce the incidence of heart attacks and strokes by as much as 60%, but getting patients to begin the regimen and then to stay on it......
  • 'Tarzan of the Apes,' reconsidered on his 97th birthday

     
    It was 97 years ago this month that the Frank Munsey-owned pulp called All-Story Magazine introduced the world to a vivid new character with an especially memorable name: Tarzan of the Apes. A book (one of its many, many editons......
  • Talking With ... Randy Zwirn: Siemens Orlando goes for wind

    Talking With ... Randy Zwirn: Siemens Orlando goes for wind
    Randy Zwirn is chief executive officer of Siemens Energy Inc., the Orlando-based Americas headquarters for German-based Siemens AG's power-generation business. Zwirn spoke with Sentinel staff writer Kevin Spear. CFB: What's the potential for wind...
  • Libertyville residents enjoy quiet, laid-back atmosphere

    Libertyville residents enjoy quiet, laid-back atmosphere
    You can tell a lot about a town by its barber shop decor. At Liberty Barber Shop, where Libertyville locals queue for chairs manned by the Vojtech family of barbers, a "Packers Fan Parking Only" sign proclaims the Lake County village's proximity to...