| Nov 15, 2012
| 2:28 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A day of reckoning arrived for BP on Thursday as the oil giant agreed to plead guilty to a raft of criminal charges and pay a record $4.5 billion in a settlement with the government over the deadly 2010 disaster in the Gulf of...
| Dec 30, 2012
Four years ago, the ship of state managed by Republican Shipping Lines Inc. was driven onto an iceberg partially formed by attempting to finance two wars with tax breaks. Most of us were going down for the third time.
First mate Dick...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 3:39 PM
Remember when Matt Cartwright's campaign manager said one final piece of mail had been dropped off before the negative ad cease fire agreed to last week?
Well, it arrived in 17th District mailboxes this weekend and struck a major nerve with incumbent...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 5:36 PM
The Hangover House is giving folks a headache.
The City Council and folks in the audience of a special meeting Wednesday morning were split on how alterations should be handled on the 75-year-old home once owned by Richard Halliburton, also known as...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 5:40 PM
Two of Laguna's most extraordinary residents were the subject of a trio of stories that captivated the audience at the Laguna Beach Historical Society presentation Tuesday at City Hall.
Aviation historian Barbara H. Schultz gave folks a peek into the...
| May 3, 2012
| 2:11 PM
The City Council agreed Tuesday to permit the demolition of a derelict cottage, overturning a Design Review Board denial and outraging some South Laguna residents.
The council split 3-2, clearing the way for the cottage demolition at 31762 Coast Highway....
| May 17, 2012
| 9:48 AM
A man convicted of murdering an Elkhart County woman in her apartment in 2008 will spend the rest of his life in prison without parole, the punishment handed down by a judge Thursday morning.
Tyrice Halliburton was convicted of murdering 23-year-old...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 10:58 AM
The top 10 stories of 2011 included limitations on skateboarders; an arrest for alleged rapes and sexual assaults; flood recovery; Marine Life Protection Act implementation delay in Laguna; the Heisler Park renovation; the Resource Center pulling out from...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 1:23 PM
There are some things the private sector is good at, and helping vast numbers of people recover from a disaster is not one of them.
The lesson we are learning in the aftermath of Sandy is that only government has the reach, the structure, and most...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 7:13 AM
U.S. stocks fell sharply at the open Wednesday, as investors focused on how President Obama plans to avoid the fiscal cliff after he won re-election Tuesday night.
Worries about the European economy also resurfaced, putting more pressure on global...
| May 21, 2012
The Marcellus shale is a hot topic in Pennsylvania with many people against it because they're concerned about what natural gas drilling could be doing to their water. But people today were making a case for the Marcellus Shale because of the job...
| May 25, 2012
| 9:55 PM
Jack Andraka, a 15-year-old kid from Maryland, just won the world's largest high school science competition by creating a new test for pancreatic cancer, one of the nastiest and most lethal forms of the disease.
According to various news reports, the...