| Jun 25, 2012
| 6:12 AM
While it's no secret that wandering the world by foot is a great way for travelers to save money, many are unaware of the world-class walking tours available around the globe. Many of them are bucket-list worthy and free of charge. These categories...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 2:05 PM
If real-life holiday drama has you down — or you simply want to take a break from the fun-but-hectic festivities and relax — we’ve got a list that you can check twice, filled with shows both naughty and nice. Traditional to irreverent,...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 9:00 PM
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Getting ahead without losing your head may be your challenge today. You are willing to work hard to make your dreams come true, but may take on too much. Wishful thinking won't make it so.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Hey, you,...
| Jul 5, 2012
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A young boy runs down the road, ringing a bell. “The storm is coming!” he shouts.
This adolescent Paul Revere in jeans does not foretell the global end of days but something more real and localized. The southern Delta-...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 6:26 PM
On the night of the American Revolution, militia from Lexington and surrounding Massachusetts towns waited all night in a tavern for the British military as it marched to Concord to look for colonists' weapons.
Today, that tavern serves as the...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 1:45 PM
If Paul Revere had wielded a laptop instead of a lantern — cut us some slack on the historical improbability here, OK? — he would have understood Wael Ghonim.
Ghonim is the man who used social media to move his homeland of Egypt a few long...
| Dec 20, 2011
Have you ever wondered what it takes to set a world record? Larry Olmsted is an expert. As a journalist and author of the book "Getting into Guinness: One Man's Longest, Fastest, Highest Journey Inside the World's Most Famous Record Book", he chronicles...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 8:00 PM
Were you paying attention to the pop culture in 2011? It was certainly an eventful year, with pop stars and talk show hosts grabbing headlines and a colorful cast of Republican presidential hopefuls jockeying for position. Here's a little test to make...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 2:39 PM
Enjoyed the coverage of Cruise Night by staff reporter Megan O'Neil (“Cruise Night enjoys heavy traffic despite Carmageddon,” July 17) having attended all of the previous 18 years.
The event was somewhat more pleasant this time around, due...
| May 19, 2008
More than 100 years and a gulf of history separated the two big-thinking American works on Pacific Chorale conductor John Alexander's agenda at Reneé and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall on Saturday night.
First, he gave the West Coast premiere -- and only...
| Dec 3, 2006
ONLY in Southern California could a cultural revolution be started by ragtag 11-year-olds. Not that these 11-year-olds had any idea what they were doing. No, these prepubescent "skateboarders" were just surfers who, in 1972, after the waves had blown...
| Jul 18, 2009
T. Willard Hunter, a minister, author and dedicated orator who once spoke continuously for more than 34 hours to commemorate the Fourth of July, died June 29 at his home in Claremont. He was 93 and had been in failing health for several months, said his...