| May 21, 2010
Our neighbors Gary and Stacy Kummer have a 10-year-old apricot toy poodle. He is true to the toy portion of his breed — he weighs 7 pounds and likes to be held like a baby tucked in your arm, on his back, face-up, head dangling down over your arm....
| May 30, 2010
Here's a list of the nation's historical hot spots — the five most- and least-visited monuments in 2009 — from National Park Service data. With ancient petroglyphs and eerie cave dwellings, war-scarred memorials and islands reachable only by...
| Jun 3, 2010
It was a sunny Memorial Day weekend afternoon. I was relaxing with our dog (Miss Audrey Hepburn) and a glass of iced tea.
Suddenly, Miss Hepburn began to dig into the lawn, her long black nose burrowing into the recently watered earth.
Audrey, I said....
| Jun 20, 2010
Twelve: 448 pp., $26.99
With the possible exception of Tom Wolfe and Maureen Dowd's, Christopher Hitchens' marvelous byline is the most archly kinetic in current-day American letters. Every article, review and...
| Nov 24, 2010
| 9:10 PM
Recalling a medieval scribe laboring to preserve humankind's rarest writings, Edith Young gently places each fraying page of a 400-year-old Chinese manuscript on a special cradle before she lowers a glass plate to flatten it for a digital snapshot....
| Nov 21, 2010
Random House: 770 pp., $35
After spending close to eight triumphant years in the White House, Theodore Roosevelt left Washington in 1909 on top of the world, a charismatic leader beloved by his countrymen and greeted...
| 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 26, 2010
| 10:18 AM
In 1908, a travel guide described Camp Roosevelt in Yellowstone National Park as a place that offered "the pleasures of the outdoor life with the little inconveniences reduced to a minimum."
More than a century later, our family of four certainly found...
| Aug 4, 2010
| 4:03 PM
Four mayoral candidates squared off Wednesday at an Orange County League of Women Voters forum, staking out positions on issues such as bus-system funding, redistricting and ethics.
The four — businessman Matthew Falconer, former Commissioner...
| Feb 4, 2011
| 1:37 PM
The Kenner Police Department reports the arrest of a 13-year-old middle school student Thursday for aggravated arson.
The Roosevelt Middle School student was arrested after he used a cigarette lighter to set a piece of paper on fire. The student then...
| Aug 23, 2010
| 8:51 PM
The four great men whose faces are carved into Mt. Rushmore had the ability to write their own speeches and connect with voters on their own terms. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln had a set of principles that...
| Aug 31, 2010
| 8:02 PM
The Sons of the American, Legion Post 291, are working with Costa Mesa resident and tournament Director Fred Arnold to promote the sixth annual Injured Marine Golf Benefit on Oct. 11 at the Costa Mesa Golf Course, 1701 Golf Course Drive.