| Mar 27, 2014
A few years ago, I found myself sitting on an airplane next to a gentleman from Egypt. Talk quickly turned to the upheaval in his country, where the so-called Arab Spring was in full bloom.
"We want a real democracy," he told me, "not like yours."...
| May 23, 2014
| 7:26 AM
Museums and sites can help you track the story of our region. From the earliest settlers to the space explorers, Hampton Roads museums tell a continuous story of the importance of our area.
1. Air Power Park. Vintage military jets,...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 9:10 AM
Restaurants don't know what to do about them. Critics claim they're “peddling addiction” to kids. Defenders say they're anti-cancer. Lawmakers in this state can't decide if they're good, or bad, or both, while officials in 40 states (including...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 10:36 AM
Warren Harding died here" doesn't quite have the tourist draw of "Washington slept here," but for the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, the distinction of being the only hotel where a president of the United States drew his last breath is enough to put it...
| May 4, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Arden Hayes is 5. He loves Legos and running so fast across the living room to flip onto the couch that his feet end up pointing at the ceiling.
He also loves the presidents — especially 11 and 33.
Arden knows all 44 U.S. presidents. In order....
| Jan 2, 2013
| 2:35 PM
When we moved to La Caņada in 1976, our 83-year-old neighbor, Hazel Castevens, told us that the Wells Fargo Pony Express once had a route past what is today the west end of the Crescenta-Caņada Family YMCA parking lot. The street was called Michigan...
| May 7, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Arden Hayes is 5. He loves Legos and doing flips onto the living room couch.
He also loves our nation's presidents. He knows all 44 in order and can tell you something about any one of them.
Arden knows a lot about the presidents because he reads a...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 8:59 AM
INDIANAPOLIS — Looking for a spooky night out this Halloween season? Don’t miss Haunted D.C. at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, presented by Victorian Theatre by Candlelight and written by resident playwright James Trofatter.
| Oct 9, 2012
| 2:56 PM
A local Army veteran’s mother is stunned her son could have survived the war in Iraq just to come home to Indianapolis and die in a home invasion robbery Saturday morning.
"He was protecting the mother of his brother's child and his nephew so...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 2:15 PM
We are at the end of the election season, and so far our area hasn't received a visit from any of the presidential candidates. But over the last 130 years we have seen our share of campaign stops.
According to the Center for History, one of the...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 11:29 AM
Ever since President Benjamin Harrison skipped La Caņada on his 1891 Pacific rail tour, La Caņada has been disconnected.
Harrison’s route took him to Los Angeles, and from there to San Diego, Santa Ana, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Pasadena,...
| Sep 16, 2012
A place of beginnings and endings, Berkeley Plantation, about halfway between Richmond and Williamsburg, Va., is part of your life. Each time you celebrate Thanksgiving, there's an echo of the first Thanksgiving held here in 1619 (pre-Pilgrim, Berkeley...