| Apr 1, 2011
| 8:41 PM
Orlando Magic players and coaches noticed a change in Dwight Howard even before the regular season started. They reported that Howard seemed more focused and more serious in practices.
Now, with 76 games in the books, the Magic realize they'd be...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 1:23 PM
Forget April Fool's Day. Friday is Walk to Work Day, where Chicagoans, no joke, can ditch the CTA and Metra in favor of their own two feet.
The event is championed by the Active Transportation Alliance, a Chicagoland biking advocacy group. It's supposed...
| Apr 1, 2011
| 10:46 AM
In the city's latest in a string of national distinctions, Hartford has been named America's most studied region.
From wage studies to political opinion surveys to test markets for cereal, Hartford fits the bill, it seems.
The report, released today,...
| Apr 1, 2011
| 1:11 PM
The Phillies pull an April Fool's Day prank on the Houston Astros as they wait until the bottom of the 9th inning to wake up their bats on Opening Day. John Mayberry, Jr. caps off a three-run rally with a line drive over the head of Astros centerfielder...
| Apr 7, 2011
Convertibles aren't known for their utility. Cars that can be driven as open-air vehicles or hermetically sealed at the push of a button don't top the shopping lists of many moms who've got groceries to haul and kids to shuttle to skateboard lessons.
| Apr 6, 2011
| 4:20 AM
They say it's not a joke.
Not even a bad April Fool's day prank.
An anonymous South Florida philanthropist known as "Deal Fool" wants to giveaway $5,000 to everyday individuals in need of cash.
So he launched his website DealFool.com on April Fools'...
| Apr 13, 2011
| 4:11 AM
She was born a Swindell.
Deputies arrested Sandra Leigh Swindell, 25, and Tyler Young George, 29, on charges of scheming to defraud, criminal conspiracy and giving worthless checks.
According to the Citrus County Sheriff's Office, a deputy responded...
| Apr 20, 2011
| 1:22 PM
An attorney for a Sunset Beach residents' group said he plans to reject Huntington Beach's offer to annex the beachside community and hold an election on taxes next year.
Under the proposal, the Citizen's Assn. of Sunset Beach would dismiss its...
| May 5, 2011
| 4:19 PM
While everyone else in Laguna was bathing in sunshine Sunday, I spent eight hours in a windowless room doing penance for getting my first moving violation.
In order to have the violation expunged from a heretofore pristine driving record, I was attending...
| Dec 31, 2010
| 4:35 PM
Last month, I accepted an offer to write a weekly column for the real estate supplement that is included with the Daily Pilot each Saturday. That supplement also appears in newspapers stretching from Seal Beach to San Clemente, which gives me a...
| Jan 3, 2011
| 7:47 PM
COSTA MESA — Poop is her biggest seller.
To be exact, fake poop is the most popular item year-round. It's sold by the piles, said Sherry Newberg, owner of House of Humor.
The magic, gag gift and costume shop on Baker Street has been a backbone...
| Feb 4, 2011
| 4:44 AM
My name is Mandi Bunch. I am 23 years-old and the love of my life is my husband Anthony. We have been married for 5 years and have 3 beautiful children. Now before you say, "Wait, they are already married!", just hear me out.
Our love story started on...