| Apr 17, 2011
Viking: 255 pp., $25.95
Stewart O'Nan's books are not about poverty, life's crises, gross injustice or family drama; in fact, there's very little drama in his works. He has become a spokesperson — in modern...
| Dec 16, 2010
Confronted with rock-strewn hills, or pavement that is flat, straight and most likely located in Illinois, drivers of vehicles that easily switch between two- and four-wheel drive should know which button to choose.
But with its completely redesigned...
| May 5, 2011
When Mack Gold turned 100 years old, he celebrated by doing a few push-ups in the middle of the living room. That was three years ago.
Now 103, the recipient of a Purple Heart in World War II is no longer up to an all-out aerobic workout, but he keeps...
| Aug 17, 2010
Only about 1 in 6,000 people will live past 100.
So at 102, West Palm Beach, Florida, retiree Lillian Horowitz has become accustomed to answering the question, "What's the secret to long life?"
"I tell them, 'The important things in life are love and...
| Jun 6, 2010
Sixty-six years ago Sunday, hundreds of thousands of people risked their lives to save the world for democracy. It was as simple as that, and as complicated as the Allied invasion of France's Normandy coast in World War II. Here are 10 facts about the...
| Jul 19, 2010
| 3:05 PM
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. -- An elderly couple were found dead of apparent heat exposure after spending several days trapped in a stuck elevator.
When the elevator in their home got stuck between floors, Sherwood and Caroline Wadsworth found themselves...
| Jul 25, 2010
I was recently invited to review a superb jazz festival in Cheltenham, about two hours west of London, in the Cotswolds.
"You're going to the Cotswolds?" my friends gushed.
"Yes," I said. " Hugh Masekela will be there. And Jack DeJohnette. Nigel...
| Jul 28, 2010
Jean Peacock has made a fortune off eBay — but she hasn't taken a dime of the profits. She spends hour after hour bidding on products for the Assistance League of Glendale, where she's in her second term as president.
Her haul has included carved...
| Aug 31, 2010
First came the idea for a game. Then came the plan for a cause.
When Bill Solboe originally envisioned Music Mayhem, it was as a board game in the late '90s — the result of a long car ride with college buddies, during which they passed the time...
| Jan 26, 2011
Glendale and Burbank residents will see expanded news coverage of their cities and the region this weekend with the debut of the Sunday News-Press & Leader.
The newspaper, combining the resources of the Glendale News-Press and the Burbank Leader, will...
| Feb 1, 2011
| 6:51 PM
On any weekday morning, you’ll find Wanda Bergstrom at Montrose’s City Hall Coffee Shop, where she’s waited on customers for 41 years.
It’s 5:30 a.m., and her regulars won’t arrive for another 15 minutes, so she has time to...
| Aug 21, 2010
The first one came at 5 p.m. the day before: "Happy Birthday, mate! Go the Leos!"
David's an Australian in Germany, which justifies his use of the word "mate," and the fact that his birthday greeting hit me on Facebook before the actual day. It's nice...