| Jun 13, 2011
| 4:58 AM
Boeing Co opened a new $750 million 787 Dreamliner final assembly plant on Friday in South Carolina, even though the federal government has complained the company located the facility there to avoid employing union labor.
The air of celebration at the...
| Jun 19, 2011
| 12:44 PM
Former Governor Charles "Buddy" Roemer is not known for mincing words and he lived up to that reputation Saturday afternoon. Speaking before a crowd of republicans and conservative leaders at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, he blasted...
| Jul 4, 2011
| 1:51 PM
You could call it "The American Idol of barbershop quartets." Thousands of people are in Kansas City this week for the Barbershop Harmony Society's International Competition. A Kansas City quartet hopes it has what it takes to win it all.
Three Men and...
| Mar 9, 2011
| 9:43 AM
President Obama announced Wednesday that he is nominating Commerce Secretary and former Governor of Washington, Gary Locke as the first Chinese American to serve as ambassador to China.
In a morning appearance at the White House, Obama told reporters...
| May 5, 2011
| 7:06 PM
Many Republicans think of themselves as followers of Milton Friedman and Ayn Rand. But at the South Carolina debate, they came face to face with someone who really is -- and they seemed bewildered.
That someone was former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson,...
| Dec 22, 2010
| 9:18 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Can you say, "Nagorno-Karabakh"?
Mumbling that double-barreled name to my boss' face triggered a moment of rare discomfort between us. The keen eyes of my editor narrowed and squinted at me through his glasses.
His face formed a...
| Oct 5, 2010
U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke will tour a federal lab in Mississippi where seafood caught in the Gulf of Mexico is being tested to determine if it is tainted by oil.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration lab is the first stop for...
| Dec 29, 2010
| 11:17 AM
For nearly 60 years, The La Cañada Thursday Club has sponsored young women from our community in the "Bal Blanc de Noel" presentation of Les Fleurettes debutantes.
This year, the Thursday Club will present 11 young women to society at a black-tie gala...
| Jan 8, 2011
| 5:49 PM
The response to last week's column asking our politicians to dare to lead and dare to lose was substantial, and mostly positive. The column closed by commenting that there is nothing wrong with our country that cannot be resolved by us once again becoming...
| Jan 26, 2011
| 10:22 PM
Salmon jokes are a hot topic this week - after President Barack Obama's joke about salmon got the biggest laugh of the night during his State of the Union speech Tuesday. The President said:
"The Interior Department is in charge of salmon when they're...
| Jan 30, 2011
Frommer faces roadblocks on transportation issues
Glendale native and former state Assemblyman Dario Frommer was voted in as chairman of the California Transportation Commission on Jan. 19, just in time to inherit a fistful of financial problems....
| Mar 13, 2012
| 1:42 PM
The United States, the European Union and Japan are filing a challenge with the World Trade Organization against China's export restrictions on minerals that are crucial for the production of many high-tech devices, President Barack Obama announced...