| Oct 30, 2011
Set an out-of-towner loose to roam the Los Angeles area between West Hollywood and Koreatown and what can you expect? A food-truck overdose, perhaps. Or the bold suggestion that we extend our subway system westward. (Hey, we're working on it.) Or maybe...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 5:23 PM
Adoption is a subject very near and dear to my heart. For one, I went through the process myself when I became a Bade legally. My biological dad was out of the picture and the Bades made me a part of their family album when Mom remarried. ...
| Jan 17, 2011
Glendale Adventist Academy High School student A.J. Martinson knew little about podoconiosis before he stepped off a plane in Ethiopia in November 2008.
But there in front of him were the grotesquely swollen feet, the primary symptom of the disease that...
| Feb 3, 2011
| 4:32 PM
In today's edition of the Friday Files, we're looking at everything from pension reform in Tallahassee to health care in Ethiopia.
Let's start with the pensions and salaries, where Gov. Rick Scott wants to shake things up.
Some of that is sorely needed....
| Aug 18, 2011
| 2:14 PM
One of the pleasures of being a religion writer in South Florida is that the world comes here. There’s always something new to learn, someone to meet, another culture to discover.
One example is an Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Fort Lauderdale that&...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 8:42 PM
Nearly one year has passed since Samantha Paul lost her daughter Rachel Beckwith. The 9-year-old from Bothell, Wash., was killed on July 23, 2011, in a car accident on Interstate 90.
Rachel, her mother and baby sister were involved in a 14-car pileup...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 7:54 PM
On the one-year anniversary of the death of her daughter Rachel Beckwith, Samantha Paul traveled halfway around the world to Ethiopia to see the outcome of a fundraising campaign that the 9-year-old started before she was killed in a traffic accident....
| Apr 28, 2012
| 8:40 PM
Having a movie shown at a film festival is no small feat, but imagine being a fledgling filmmaker still in college — or even younger.
The Newport Beach Film Festival gives the next generation's Woody Allens or Francis Ford Coppolas their start with...
| Nov 3, 2009
| 1:14 PM
The world's biggest tobacco-consuming countries, including Greece, Russia and Austria, are also among the top travel spots, but the opposite isn't quite the case.
Countries with the lowest reported adult smokers, as you'll notice in the list below, don't...
| Dec 25, 2009
Though Christmas comes but once a year, it has come tenfold for Pete and Patty Mueller and their eight children this year.
The tale of the Muellers' endeavor to raise eight children, including two adopted earlier this year from Ethiopia, inspired an...
| Apr 3, 2010
In a java-loving world dominated by Starbucks and flavored with local roasters ranging from Metropolis and Casteel to Stewarts and PapaNicholas, Zell has carved a niche for Intelligentsia based on his coffee — and coffee-drinking —...
| Oct 2, 2009
A treasure trove of 4.4-million-year-old fossils from the Ethiopian desert is dramatically overturning widely held ideas about the early evolution of humans and how they came to walk upright, even as it paints a remarkably detailed picture of early life...