| Mar 29, 2012
| 7:31 PM
Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School was one of hundreds of schools statewide Thursday to be named 2012 California Distinguished Schools.
Balboa, Monte Vista and Mountain Avenue elementary schools in Glendale and Don Benito Fundamental School in Pasadena...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 2:27 PM
Jane Mulder likes the library, but she loves books.
When they get too old or injured to do their job at Burbank’s libraries, the books are put under the care of Mulder, who is equal parts caretaker and book surgeon. Armed with tape and glue, the...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 4:56 PM
What's the size of the national monument?
Hampton City officials have not seen the details of the Antiquities Act that the president is scheduled to sign on Tuesday. However, the size of the proposed park that was agreed to this summer by the National...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 5:21 PM
The effort to recover the boat that capsized on the 4th of July, killing three children who were in the cabin, was delayed for yet another day after murky water slowed down divers' efforts to pull the vessel up. Investigators hope on Wednesday, however,...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 12:46 PM
A week after it capsized, killing three children, divers have finally been able to retrieve a sunken yacht off the sea floor, and get one step closer to figuring out what went so wrong.
The 34-foot vessel dubbed Kandi Won is now back in port, having been...
| Jan 29, 2012
For more than 40 years, the Tribune crusaded against an "unspeakable offense," a "monster cruelty": English spelling.
From Jan. 28, 1934, to Sept. 28, 1975, the newspaper adopted a system of simplified spelling, a cause dearly felt by publisher Col....
| Feb 2, 2012
| 8:37 PM
She's got the look. She's also got the walk, the talk and the wardrobe.
When Michelle Williams pouts and flounces and oozes her way across the screen in "My Week With Marilyn," giving herself unreservedly to the role of a tormented yet still-alluring...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 1:51 PM
Are you feeling uninspired this election season? Are you sick of all the attention being slathered on a small group of die-hard partisans in Iowa and New Hampshire? Do you think the political system's broken and your voice is ignored?
If you're looking...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 9:52 AM
Our book club reads a wide range of titles, frequently about nature.
We meet in the Sterling Morton Library, which contains 28,000 books, 12,000 artworks and several hundred nursery catalogs.
"Walden" by Henry David Thoreau brought on one of our best...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 5:39 PM
It wasn't in quite the same league as the Marilyn Monroe rendition, but Jennifer Hudson led the crowd at a Chicago fundraiser, in a spirited sing-along as President Obama celebrated his birthday.
He turned the big 50 Thursday.
Obama joins Theodore...
| Jun 10, 2012
Last week, former Chicagoan Fidel Urbina was added to a list that you don't want to be on: the FBI's 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list. Meanwhile, two suspicious characters at the Tribune joined a more attractive list -- as e-book authors. Jacob and...