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  • War in Syria challenges the Armenian diaspora

    War in Syria challenges the Armenian diaspora
    To understand why Zaven Khanjian wants the Armenian community in Syria — a dwindling population caught in the crossfire of civil war — to endure, you have to go back nearly a century. Long before in-fighting began more than two years ago,...
  • Pioneer shared 'Old Southern Cooking'

     Pioneer shared 'Old Southern Cooking'
    Abby Fisher arrived in San Francisco a generation after the Gold Rush ready to make her fortune. In a few short years, she won kudos and prizes for her pickles, jellies and preserves, set up her own pickling business and made influential friends who...
  • Nothing to see with these Sox

    Nothing to see with these Sox
    You reach a point where you stop reading and watching. Of course with the White Sox, that implies at some point I started watching this season. I never did. So, no big deal that Jake Peavy has been sidelined (again? When is he not?) with a rib injury....
  • It's finals week: Do you know what your teen is taking to study so hard?

    It's finals week: Do you know what your teen is taking to study so hard?
    By the end of high school, 12% of teens say they have taken a stimulant medication for reasons other than to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But parents, including many of those whose kids are taking ADHD drugs in a bid to boost...
  • Are Cars Becoming Obsolete?

    I still harbor childhood memories of an elderly relative at family reunions who would rail against the diminished role horses were playing in transportation. In truth, by the time I was exposed to these complaints, horses played no role in the lives of...
  • Vacations with a payoff

    Vacations with a payoff
    Picking a volunteer vacation is a lot like dating: The choices are mind-boggling, but finding the right fit takes work. Treat the search like a job. Opportunities to travel and immerse yourself in a different culture are everywhere. You can enlist...
  • Orange County Clerk Lydia Gardner has died

    After a long illness, Orange County Clerk of Courts Lydia Gardner died in a Winter Park hospital last night, according to Leesa Bainbridge, Gardner's spokeswoman. Gardner was recently re-elected for her fourth term and sworn in on Jan. 8. Gardner has...
  • LCF seniors win $1,000 scholarships

    LCF seniors win $1,000 scholarships
    Eight high school seniors from La Caņada Flintridge were each awarded a $1,000 scholarship last week. The La Caņada Thursday Club lauded Matt Singelyn, Colleen Degnan, Kara Lankey, Sophia Eckerle, Liza Upton, Katharine Henry, Danielle Smith and Colby...
  • Corrie Wallace, helps immigrants with education

     Corrie Wallace, helps immigrants with education
    Corrie Wallace has helped immigrant parents — from the Philippines, Mexico, Malawi, Russia, Poland, Pakistan and elsewhere — navigate the sometimes puzzling American public school system, giving them tools, as she says, to "help parents help...
  • Court Should Uphold Race Factor In College Admissions

    The U.S. Supreme Court will soon announce its decision in a case that could affect diversity on college campuses nationwide. Given the compelling reasons why diversity is critical on our campuses, the court should uphold its previous decisions that...
  • Student Academy Awards Honors Collegiate Helmers

    The 40th annual Student Academy Awards honored 16 students from various universities on June 8, with USC and the U. of Texas, Austin among top winners. Former Student Academy Award winner (1978) and writer-director Bob Saget hosted the kudos at the...
  • War in Syria sparks efforts to help Armenians

    To understand why Zaven Khanjian wants the Armenian community in Syria — a dwindling population caught in the crossfire of civil war — to endure, you have to go back nearly a century. Long before in-fighting began more than two years ago,...