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Martin Luther King Day

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  • Boys' Basketball: Seahawks beat Oilers in annual MLK matchup

    For the past eight years, the Huntington Beach High and Ocean View boys' basketball teams have played on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and, like so many of their preceding games, Monday's nonleague matchup went down to the wire. This time, it was Ocean...
  • TV ratings: 'American Idol' leads the night as ABC, NBC grow

    TV ratings: 'American Idol' leads the night as ABC, NBC grow
    With a fresh round of auditions in Detroit, "American Idol" was again the top-rated show on the major networks Wednesday night and gave Fox a comfortable win, though as expected it fell from last week's premiere. The Motor City visit, kicking off the...
  • CT's African-American History Explored In New Book

    CT's African-American History Explored In New Book
    The history of slavery in Connecticut is a tragic one. The story of African Americans in Connecticut has included living with bias, cruelty and disregard; despicable treatment balanced by hope, perseverance and tenacity. These experiences are told...
  • Nation honors Martin Luther King: parades, service, 'no shots fired'

    Nation honors Martin Luther King: parades, service, 'no shots fired'
    With calls for a day of service to the poor and a renewed commitment to nonviolence, Americans on Monday commemorated Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the federal holiday that honors the slain civil rights leader. President Obama and his wife, Michelle, will...
  • Hundreds gather for MLK day of service

    Hundreds gather for MLK day of service
    Patricia Meade made sure she had the day off for Martin Luther King Jr.'s holiday Monday. The Joliet woman used a vacation day to take the day off from work so she could join about 450 people in Joliet to give back to the community by volunteering....
  • The income inequality debate is now in the mainstream

    Whether it's because President Obama recently highlighted the issue or because most Americans are really feeling the pain, the debate over income inequality is now part of the mainstream kitchen-table debate. That's the conclusion to be drawn from a...
  • History coming to life

    History coming to life
    The boy who once required military intervention to attend a high school in Arkansas will be a warmly received guest at a high school in Huntington Beach. That's the symbolic truth as Terrence Roberts — one of the black students known as the...
  • Polar vortex sequel: Winter storm bringing heaps of snow to Northeast

    Snow began falling in parts of the Northeast on Tuesday, the vanguard of a major storm that has already led to the cancellation of thousands of flights, an unexpected closure of some federal offices and even prompted New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to drop...
  • 'I, Frankenstein' likely soft as 'Ride Along' coasts to win

    The Kevin Hart and Ice Cube comedy "Ride Along" has little to fear at the box office as "I, Frankenstein," the only new film in wide release, will likely have trouble coming to life. The 3D horror-action hybrid, starring Aaron Eckhart as Victor...
  • Colby fire is 78% contained; all evacuation orders lifted

    Colby fire is 78% contained; all evacuation orders lifted
    After being driven for days by dry weather and high winds, the Colby fire was 78% contained Sunday morning, officials said, as firefighters made significant gains on the blaze near Glendora and Azusa. The last mandatory evacuation order in connection...
  • Is it too soon for Martin Luther King Day sales?

    Is it too soon for Martin Luther King Day sales?
    In the early 1980s, I was a (youthful) member of the editorial board of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette when the topic turned to the proposal for a national holiday to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Playing devil’s advocate, I asked whether a King holiday...
  • 'Ride Along' wins at box office over Martin Luther King Day weekend

    The cop comedy “Ride Along” drove past expectations to win at the box office and set records over the Martin Luther King Day weekend, proving again that studios shouldn’t underestimate the diverse film audience. The Universal...