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  • Working on the other side of the world

    Working on the other side of the world
    Like many college graduates, 23-year-old Kevin Schmidt took a trip after he completed his studies at UCLA this summer. But Schmidt, a 2007 La CaƱada High School graduate, wasn’t on vacation. He was working to improve education and HIV/AIDS...
  • An improbably happy ending for Rodriguez

    An improbably happy ending for Rodriguez
    A lovely film about a Detroit singer-songwriter robbed of musical fame but rewarded with a second chance decades later, at age 70, "Searching for Sugar Man" tells a story of serendipity and just deserts. If it were fiction, it'd be improbable fiction. But...
  • Indianapolis ranked as one of world's best cities for bike riders

    Indianapolis ranked as one of world's best cities for bike riders
    A travel website ranks Indianapolis as one of the top cities in the world for biking. The Circle City finds itself among some lofty company, including Amsterdam, Netherlands; Bogota, Columbia; Cape Town, South Africa; and Montreal, Quebec, according to...
  • 'Searching for Sugar Man': Portrait of a musician who got a second chance

    'Searching for Sugar Man': Portrait of a musician who got a second chance
    The subsets of filmgoers likely to fall for the wonderful"Searching for Sugar Man"include the following: People who like music. People who watch movies. Also: People who appreciate a good mystery. People who respond to stories about second chances....
  • In South Africa, ask for biltong

    In South Africa, ask for biltong
    I was warned that meals during my March trip to South Africa would revolve around red meat. But I didn't know it would appear in a shriveled state similar to jerky. Biltong, as it's called — from the Dutch words bil, or buttocks, and tong, or strip...
  • South Africa: Land of variety

    South Africa: Land of variety
    World Cup competition comes to South Africa in June. Start the celebration of soccer's ultimate event a little early with South African wines. In so doing, experience the country's past, present and future. Winemaking in South Africa dates back 350 years...
  • Keeping track of South Africa's young democracy

    Keeping track of South Africa's young democracy
    South Africa and I have a history, one that goes beyond the headlines. I arrived here as The Times' bureau chief in 1988, when college campuses back home were pulsing with anti-apartheid protests, to cover what would turn out to be the last years of...
  • White couple, black man battle for claim to South Africa farm

    White couple, black man battle for claim to South Africa farm
    Like so many corporate executives, Ed Meyer dreamed of retiring to the countryside. And so, seven years ago, he and his wife, Sally, left Cape Town to settle on the 3,500-acre ranch that had been in Ed's family since 1916. It's not hard to see what...
  • Obama says Nobel Peace Prize is 'a call to action'

    Obama says Nobel Peace Prize is 'a call to action'
    President Obama, who has pledged to place diplomacy ahead of confrontation and reached out to a skeptical world with offers of mutual understanding, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace today for what the Nobel committee called "his extraordinary efforts...
  • London's St. Pancras station has a new interactive art 'gallery'

    1 Britain Waiting for the train is an art form at Eurostar's new London terminal, St. Pancras International. In its lofty, marble-floored departure area, passengers get their last taste of British cultural life before boarding the high-speed train to...
  • Abby Sunderland sends her congrats to Jessica Watson

     
    Thousand Oaks teen sailor Abby Sunderland remains in Cape Town, South Africa, where some much-needed repairs on her boat, Wild Eyes, are nearing completion. The autopilot system that failed on the 40-foot-vessel has been replaced and installed in a new......
  • Search for Abby Sunderland launched after teen sailor loses contact with family amid storm

     
    Searchers are trying to find teen sailor Abby Sunderland, a 16-year-old from Thousand Oaks who sailed into a storm in the Southern Indian Ocean and lost contact with her family. Sunderland apparently signaled emergency beacon locating devices on...