| Apr 23, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Those crazy people at the Public really know how to have fun. "Here Lies Love," an exuberant musical inspired by the life of Imelda Marcos and set to the pounding disco beat of a score by David Byrne (head Head of Talking Heads) and DJ Fatboy Slim, is...
| Jun 9, 2013
The new emphasis on patient-centered care, prompted by the Affordable Care Act, is having a spill-over effect. More and more people are documenting what type of medical care they want and don't want through advance directives.
"I call them life-planning...
| May 22, 2013
| 11:55 AM
Cheska Zaide takes her homework everywhere.
And that's not in a manner of speaking — it's a fact.
Cheska, 15, is the lead singer, songwriter and guitarist of teenage pop band A+ Dropouts. But the Huntington Beach resident is also a full-time...
| May 18, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Distribution partners 108 Media and Paladin have acquired all North American rights to Sean Ellis' thriller "Metro Manila."
The deal, announced at Cannes, comes four months after "Metro Manila" won the audience award for world cinema at Sundance. Fox...
| May 19, 2013
| 4:30 PM
"I don't think I can hold on much longer," groans a soldier in "Death March," and his sentiment is likely to be echoed by the small audience for Adolfo Borinaga Alix Jr.'s gruelingly abstract and attenuated war meditation. Deploying a curious mix of...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Roy DyBuncio traveled to the Philippines in February to see the impressive rice terraces of Banaue, carved into the mountains about 2,000 years ago. While there he saw a woman sitting on a bench.
"I ... stopped and asked if I could take a photo of her,"...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 3:35 PM
Sally Getchell's father died in World War II when she was 21/2 years old. He was buried in the Philippines.
She has no memory of him, although her mother told her lots of stories about him. The connection got a shot of adrenaline a few years ago when one...
| May 26, 2013
The best way to Boracay, Philippines
From LAX, Philippine Airlines offers nonstop service to Manila, and All Nippon Airways, JAL, Cathay Pacific, Asiana, Delta, Korean, Hawaiian, Air China, Singapore and Malaysia offer connecting service (change of...
| May 16, 2013
| 8:23 PM
With the number of World War II veterans dying at the rate of more than 600 per day, it was a rare occasion to have two veterans of the conflict together in Chambersburg on Thursday.
World War II veteran and best-selling author of “Hell’s...
| May 7, 2013
| 10:49 AM
The rear passenger doors were locked on a limousine that caught fire on a Bay Area bridge, fatally trapping five of its passengers, the husband of one of the victims said.
John Balon told the San Francisco Chronicle that one of the limo’s...
| May 8, 2013
| 12:25 PM
Government officials from the United States and the Philippines took to social media this week to express condolences to the families of a group of Filipina nurses who died in a Bay Area limousine fire over the weekend.
“Condolences to the Fojas...
| May 8, 2013
| 1:58 PM
A woman killed over the weekend in a Bay Area limousine fire was going to have a wedding on a hilltop in the Philippines, her family said.
Neriza Fojas, 31, had already had a civil wedding ceremony in Las Vegas with her husband, Carlo Moya, but was...