| Oct 10, 2013
| 10:40 AM
Laguna Beach Housing and Human Services Committee is seeking donations for a city-wide food drive and the World Hunger Bowl.
The food drive is getting help from Waste Management services, which is picking up food on three days and delivering it to the...
| Oct 6, 2013
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — I was inept at moonwalking. My rocket was a dud. And I crashed the space shuttle.
Fortunately, I was just an astronaut wannabe and not the real deal. But it's as close as this middle-aged space geek is going to get. That...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Hey there, newlyweds! If you tied the knot in June, chances are you're settling into married life by now, which includes the chore of combining households. Soon, you will inevitably realize that the two of you have too much stuff and, just as inevitably,...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 6:31 PM
Los Angeles County's plan to offer blood tests for lead poisoning to hundreds of thousands of people in southeast Los Angeles was greeted as a political victory in working-class communities that have long worried about the health effects of emissions from...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 4:25 PM
Some city officials are salivating at the possibility of a food waste diversion plan, but it's not on the table — yet.
Under the terms of a new contract approved at the July 16 council meeting, Waste Management is obligated to come up with a plan...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 1:26 PM
Trash talks between Laguna Beach and Waste Management of Orange County resulted in a contract that guarantees better and less expensive disposal of trash and waste.
The City Council approved at the July 16 meeting a $43 million contract geared toward...
| Jul 16, 2013
Pennsylvania Game Commission executive director Carl G. Roe announced last week that he will retire from the state agency responsible for the Commonwealth's wildlife on Jan. 17, 2014.
Roe, a retired U.S. Army colonel with 30 years of military experience,...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 2:17 PM
The Rotary Club of Long Meadows announced that Sharon Ruppenthal entered into the ranks of those who have donated enough to the Rotary International Fund to earn a Paul Harris Fellowship. In her acceptance speech, Ruppenthal made a reference to the...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 2:24 PM
A Hollywood man used his Miami-Dade County government job to obtain more than $13,000 worth of bribes – including a new stove, refrigerator and air conditioning system for his home, federal authorities said.
George Brown, 50, was released on...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 2:17 PM
The Allentown-Harrisburg déjà vu experience is getting a little spooky.
Just over a week ago, I compared Allentown's financial problems, created by maladroit mayoral actions, with Harrisburg's financial problems, which are even worse, also caused by...
| May 16, 2013
| 2:53 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Gas prices are on the rise just in time for Memorial Day weekend. Steve Stodden's gas guzzling days are over. "I used to fill up once a week, if not twice a week," said Stodden. Now he charges up while at work. "I just test drove...
| May 2, 2013
| 2:09 PM
Americans say "Bottoms up" when they hoist a few.
The French toast is "A votre Sante." When Italians raise a glass they say "Salute" or "Cin Cin," their version of a Brit's "Cheers." In India it is "Tulleho," a combination the Raj "Talley Ho" and the...