| May 25, 2012
| 10:04 PM
Two University of the Pacific Stockton campus students are under arrest on suspicion of sexual assault after an incident early Friday night.
A woman called police around 3:45 a.m. Friday to report she was the victim of a sexual assault at an apartment on...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 8:22 PM
Jazz aficionados gathered at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa this week to listen to the hard-swinging Jeff Hamilton Trio.
Hamilton's trio was a hit at the indoor Newport Beach Jazz Party in February. But during Wednesday's Sunset Jazz in...
| Sep 4, 2012
Some gigs seem almost too good to be true: I’ve been covering music for the Tribune for 35 years, since I started freelancing in 1977 and joined the staff in ’83.
I sometimes get emails from great musicians traveling the world who tell me...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 12:35 PM
Back in the heyday of the Dave Brubeck Quartet (we’re talking roughly 50 years ago), one of the members of the ensemble was a saxophonist named Paul Desmond. He was a professorial fellow who wore horn-rimmed glasses, a jacket and a tie.
| Jun 15, 2008
Every time my husband, Kevin, and I visit the Napa Valley, we leave with a newfound appreciation for the local arts: the art of wine making, the art of wine country cuisine, the art of wine-and-food pairing.
With so many temptations, we've never put...
| May 11, 2010
If getting on the wrong side of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano this summer gives you the jitters, then get a little French fix on this side of the ash plume, and head to Montreal. It's a beautiful destination, and English is welcome. Plus, this summer...
| Feb 8, 2009
For the last seven decades, Mills College, which will celebrate the renovation of its gorgeous Spanish-style concert hall with a gala concert Feb. 21, has provided a haven for a remarkable number of cutting-edge composers. No matter how academically...
| Dec 23, 2008
Davey Graham, a trailblazing British guitarist of folk and blues who influenced such performers as Paul Simon and guitarist Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, died of lung cancer Dec. 15 at his home in London. He was 68.
Graham's guitar instrumental "Anji"...
| Jul 17, 2010
Shortly before 7 a.m., Beverley Thorne stepped out of his home in Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. A roll of drawings under his arm, the 85-year-old was off to meet the contractor on one of his new projects: a rectory under construction at Christ...
| Nov 29, 2006
| 8:44 PM
Higher education in the state got its start in the Gold Rush era, when Jesuits and Methodists both established institutions in the Northern California town of Santa Clara.
And 155 years later, it's still unclear which group should be deemed the...
| Jun 7, 2009
His magazine was approaching its fifth birthday, and Hugh Hefner wanted to celebrate in a big way. The founder of Playboy does not think small, so in August of 1959, he had George Wein—impresario of the Newport Jazz Festival—create a weekend of music....
| Oct 24, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Dave Brubeck at Reseda High School: $2. Oct. 24, 1959: Don???t worry. That train crash is actually in Canada ... The New York district attorney is considering perjury charges against Charles Van Doren and Hank Bloomgarden, who voluntarily made substantial...